Christchurch, New Zealand


The Christchurch Pun Battle Championships

The Christchurch Pun Battle Championships

Start Date: 14 July 2018

End Date: 1 September 2018

Address :
A Rolling Stone, 579 Colombo St, Christchurch

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Get ready to groan! Wits have been sharpened, wea-puns will be wielded, funny bones may well be broken. Will our competitors pun-ble under the pressure?!

After sold-out shows all over the country, The Pun Battle is back in Christchurch with worse word-play than ever before. Come along to see Ōtautahi’s smartest alecks, wordiest nerds and biggest pun-ks, punslingers and pun-dits battle it out in an intense and hilarious head-to-head pun-off. With a cumulative total of over $1,300 (!) cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing.

Three shows only in 2018! 
Semi Final #1: Saturday May 19th 
Semi Final #2: Saturday July 14th (The Christchurch Pun Battle Championships! Semi-Final #2) 
Grand Finals: Saturday September 1st (The Christchurch Pun Battle Grand Final!)

Starring in our May show! 

  • Josiah Stringer 
  • Sara Epperson 
  • Nathan Hedley 
  • Reuben Crisp 
  • Shen Mansell 
  • Alex Pallett 
  • Brandon Wyatt 
  • Chris Wong 
  • Sarah French

MC'd by Wellington's favourite over enthusiastic gender mess Hugo Grrrl, and refereed by local art-trash Tawdry Trainwreck.

Expect utter pundemonium as we decide once and for all if the pun is mightier than the sword. Because, as we all know, a good pun is its own re-word.

ENTER NOW! Why not give it a pun-t! There's prize money to be won. Are you a writer, improvisor, comedian, or are your friends just really sick of your incessant and unsolicited word-play? Come to a place where your genius will be appreciated. First in, first serve. DM Hugo Grrrl to confirm your spot.

Please note: seating is not allocated so arrive early to nab a good vantage point. Latecomers may not be admitted, and doorsales are cash only.

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Graphic design by Pip Clark.

© Hugo Grrrl 2016

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