Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2019, for the 42nd Annual O.Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas!
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At its annual meeting on February 12, 2017, the Brush Square Museums Foundation board celebrated the 40th anniversary of the O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship with a panel of pun-dits who reflected on their favorite memories. In addition, Michael Hoinski, O. Henry Museum Culture and Arts Education Coordinator, explained his challenges in choosing items and photos for the new museum exhibit “Once A-Pun A Time: Celebrating 40 Years of the Pun-Off.“ Continue reading
What is the POTY Award?
The Punster of the Year Award
(POTY) was an annual award and dinner hosted for eons
by the International Save the Pun Foundation chaired by Norm Gilbert, but more recently in Austin, Texas at the O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships and by Punsters United Nearly Yearly (PUNY.) Everyone is invited to the award ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, 7 pm, in Brush Square
outside behind the O. Henry Museum. If you’re hungry, we’ll kick off the evening two block away at 6 pm with a fajita buffet at Micheladas Cafe y Cantina. (Map
This Year’s Wurst Wieners
and Pat Tanzola
, aka The Pun Gents are two pun guys from Toronto, Canada who have fouled
some of the finest shrooms
with their relentless schtink
. They have been dishing up fresh and original homonymic
crimes at www.pungents.com
since 2004, posting original puns each day for more than a baker’s dozen years. No wonder they’re up here, rolling in the d’oh
! Pat and Rhain are two higher education dropouts who decided that 4 university degrees between them was enough – and so they both quit school to write puns. Clearly they have been pun-ished enough. Pungents.com
was initially intended as a get-rich-quick scheme. Millions of page loads later, the Gents keep it running in their spare time even though they have learned that punning isn’t all about income
, it’s about the outcome
Click on our History Menu at the top of the page to browse jeers past even though some links may be broken. However, links for the Video 2011 page were just repaired, especially the Punslingers streaming video, which needed to be uploaded to Youtube. Continue reading
New hysterical marker for 40th anniversary.
In 2017 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Austin’s original wordy event with an exhibit of photos and memorabilia on display in the Susanna Dickinson Museum. Continue reading