Annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship

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Presented by O. Henry Museum & Brush Square Museums Foundation at O. Henry Museum, Austin TX

May 11
Annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship

Jest for a Wordy Cause. We kneed your dough!

The 42nd Annual O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships consists of two mighty struggles.

11: AM: Live Music and Contestant Sign-in.

Noon: PUNNIEST OF SHOW: A maximum of 32 contestants will compete to deliver their prepared “punny” material within a time limit of 90 seconds . At 90 seconds a “soft” bell will be sounded. The presentation may continue, but at 2 minutes a “hard” bell will be sounded and the contestant will be disqualified. These entries are gored on a 1-10 scale

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Free Admission

Contact: 512-974-1398

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  • Best of the best final PunSlingers round 2018. Part of a play list of 40 videos.


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409 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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