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The Wellington Pun Battle Championships

The Wellington Pun Battle Championships


  • Sat 16 Jan ’21, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tue 16 Mar ’21, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 16 Apr ’21, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 24 Apr ’21, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 10 Jul, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 13 Nov, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
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The Fringe Bar, 26 Allen Street, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird: $23.00
  • General Admission: $27.10
  • Last Chance: $31.70
  • VIP: $33.75
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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 pun-dits pun-ble under the pressure?! With a whopping total of over $2k cash prize money on the line, you could say that the stakes are pun-ishing.

After a sold-out and truly cringe-worthy shows across NZ, The Wellington Pun Battle is back with a spectacular year-long tournament and worse word-play than ever before. Three heats on January 16th, April 24th, and July 10th before the Final on November 13th!

Come along and see the smartest alecks and wordiest nerds the capital has to offer battle it out in this intense and hilarious head-to-head pun-off. 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, improviser, 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. Email El at for details!

Please note! Seating is not allocated so make sure to arrive early to nab a good vantage point. Doors open one hour before showtime and door sales are cash only. Latecomers may not be admitted as we allow waitlisted punters to use any vacant seats at 15 minutes after the event’s start time.

The event space is located upstairs with a service elevator available on request, but it’s essential that you get in touch with the Hugo’s Gigs team before the gig if you have any accessibility concerns so we can best help you out.

No Stag Dos. (You know why.)

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