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May 11-25, 2022
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WHAT IS A PUN SLAM?
A pun slam is a comedy competition with three rounds, ten contestants, and dozens of puns. Contestants go up one-by-one to give their best puns on a random topic. Each set can be no longer than two minutes. After scoring the first two rounds, the top two punsters go head-to-head in a final pun-off.
HERE'S HOW IT PLAYS OUT...
One by one, 10 contestants have two minutes each to make puns based on prompts they have received ahead of time. Each contestant is judged by five randomly chosen audience members. Judges rank each puntestant on a scale of 1-10.
All puntestants compete in Round 2. This time contestants get their prompts at the beginning of our 10 minute intermission and another two minutes to make puns.
The top two contestants go head-to-head in a final pun-off on a new prompt. The winner walks away with free beer, and a puntastic prize.
WANT TO COMPETE?
Just show up! Check out our event listings and mark your calendar.
It's first come, first served. Ten slots available.
Get there at 6:00 pm to have the most time to write your puns.
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WHERE TO GO
The Lounge at the End of the Universe
2417 Bank Dr. | Boise, ID
OUR ONE RULE
Hate speech will not be tolerated on the Idaho Pun Slam stage. Use of derogatory terms for marginalized groups will result in immediate disqualification. Determined at the discretion of the Idaho Pun Slam.
We want our event to be fun and welcoming to everyone! Thank you for helping us ensure the pun slam is a safe place for everyone to have fun.