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Fri, Aug 04


Cryptatropa Bar


forest ember and the crypt present punslam- an interactive, punny gameshow with comedy inserted sideways and prizes for participants and winners! show up at 6:30 to sign up and brainstorm your puns- free entry and drink tickets for participants


Time & Location

Aug 04, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Cryptatropa Bar, 421 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501, USA


You’re Invited to a slam-style, pun-making competition and comedy show!

21+ ONLY

What is aPun-Slam? Come along as we walk you through this event...

Step 1: Arrive - A fantastic decision; you’re already winning!

Step 2: Decide if you intend to compete, would like to judge, or just sit back and enjoy the show.

Step 3: If you decide to compete, you are now an Intender, intending to win, and will be given a prompt with up to an hour (depending on your arrival time – Doors open at 6:30pm, Show is at 7:30pm) to come up with your two-minute schtick for round two.

For example, if your prompt is “cheese” your schtick could go something along the lines of, “Wow, everyone here is really lookin’ Sharp; I hope ya’ll don’t get too Shredded! You little Munsters spending lots of Cheddar tonight? Tipping your bar staff, I hope!” You will also a drink ticket, and the chance to win a prize! $$$

If you decide to be a judge, you will be handed a dry-erase board and marker (for the evening).

3 rounds

Up to 6 Intenders (aka participants)

5 judges

1 ChampiPun!

In between rounds, local comedians will be performing punny sets!!! How AWESOME is that?!!

How The Competition Works:

Round 1 - In pairs of two, Intenders (volunteers from the audience) approach the stage and are given a prompt to collaboratively pun with (no one goes on stage alone for the first round and we are making friends here)!

Round 2 - The Intenders come up one by one to share their puns with the prompt decided on before the show began.

Round 3 - The top 4 punners pun-off head to head until we have a ChampiPun whose win is decided by the audience!!!

They receive a prize, bragging rights, and big cheers! Ready for a terrific night of fun and laughter?

Pun-slangin', community buildin', laughable time! Puns are celebrated, groans are encouraged, & folks compete to be the next champipun!

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