Brought to you by the producers of the famous O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, TX. A wordplay game show from the people responsible for the granddaddy of all pun competitions.

This week we have a special interview episode with Producer Aaron Fasel and Cope Reducer Gary Hallock.

Our guest today is Erika Ettin, of A Little Nudge. She's a veteran performer/contestant at:

  • Pun DMV (Washington, DC) five-time champ
  • Punderdome (NYC) semi-finalist
  • O. Henry one-time competitor in Punniest of Show (and killed it!)
  • Facebook #MondayPunday creator and lead punster.

You can also find her on the podcast So We Met Online.

 

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode12@punintensive.com 

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This week's panelists are:

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to use in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

Episode 11: Walked Her Doe

Talk to us about this episode by sending an email to episode11@punintensive.com 

  • Do you know all the ruminant animals off the top of your head?
  • What school supplies do we need to get?
  • Tell us your favorite music puns (seriously!)

Mentioned in the podcast:

This week's panelists are:

And don't forget to remember that the next International O. Henry Pun-Off is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we have come to love to have in our podcast.

We'll see you next week!

Episode 10: Burrito Chorale

You may send an email to episode10@punintensive.com and talk to us about this episode

  • How many "buildings" cues can you think of?
  • How long can you think of measurement puns?
  • Should the Pun-Off take Pun Slinger topics so seriously?

Mentioned in the podcast:

This week's panelists are:

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.

We'll see you next week!

If you want to join in on the punnery, send an email to episode9@punintensive.com and talk to us.

  • Do you have good advice about cooking?
  • Do you've any good bilingual puns?
  • Can you avoid using animals as verbs?

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This week's panelists are:

A really cool part of today's show was our very special guest, David Wyde, who puns at open mics, with friends, and to people at parties who unwitty-ingly make eye contact. He has competed at Seattle's Pundamonium and Austin's O. Henry Pun-Off.

He once rendered a bar full of comedy seekers completely silent, in a head-to-head pun-off on hospitals: "My voice keeps going up and down; I think I have an inflection."
 
David sprinkled puns throughout his talk on web cookies at the DefCon hacker conference, but they're too crumby to include here. As a software engineer and an official chess master, he tries to avoid The Mate-Tricks.

 

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials and for Gary's wind chimes, which provided background music.

We'll see you in a week!

If you want to join us in the punnery, send an email to episode8@punintensive.com and talk to us.

  • Do you have good advice about St. Patrick's Day?
  • Do you've any good camera puns?
  • Can you make a list of puns on one word that exceeds 25?

Today's panelists are:

A really cool part of today's show was our very special guest, David Wyde, who puns at open mics, with friends, and to people at parties who unwitty-ingly make eye contact. He has competed at Seattle's Pundamonium and Austin's O. Henry Pun-Off.

He once rendered a bar full of comedy seekers completely silent, in a head-to-head pun-off on hospitals: "My voice keeps going up and down; I think I have an inflection."
 
David sprinkled puns throughout his talk on web cookies at the DefCon hacker conference, but they're too crumby to include here. As a software engineer and an official chess master, he tries to avoid The Mate-Tricks.

 

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.

We'll see you in a week!

If you want to join us in the punnery, send an email to episode7@punintensive.com and talk to us.

  • Do you have good advice about Spring Break?
  • Questions about Pundamonium?
  • Do you pun in chunks?

Today's panelists are:

Also, you should check out

A really cool part of today's show was our very special guest, David Wyde, who puns at open mics, with friends, and to people at parties who unwitty-ingly make eye contact. He has competed at Seattle's Pundamonium and Austin's O. Henry Pun-Off.

He once rendered a bar full of comedy seekers completely silent, in a head-to-head pun-off on hospitals: "My voice keeps going up and down; I think I have an inflection."
 
David sprinkled puns throughout his talk on web cookies at the DefCon hacker conference, but they're too crumby to include here. As a software engineer and an official chess master, he tries to avoid The Mate-Tricks.

 

And don't forget to remember that the next O. Henry Pun-Off World Championship is in Austin on May 11th, 2019. We also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.

We'll see you next week with more!

If you want to join us in the punnery, send an email to episode5@punintensive.com and talk to us.

  • Do you have good advice about charities?
  • Have you found a shoe in your soup?
  • Do you have questions about "What is a pun?"

Today's panelists are:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Bill Crider
  • Dav Wallace
  • David Gugenheim
  • Gary Hallock

Bonus question: Do you know why we've named these episodes the way we have?

Remember that the next O. Henry Punoff is in Austin on May 11th, 2019, and we also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.

We'll see you next week with more!

Welcome back from the Winter Break! This week you'll laugh, you'll cry, & you'll even groan.

This week's episode features:

  • Aaron Fasel
  • Bill Crider
  • Dav Wallace
  • David Gugenheim
  • Gary Hallock

Remember that the next O. Henry Punoff is in Austin on May 11th, 2019, and we also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.

We'll see you next week with more!

Happy New Year!

We will be coming back from our holiday break next Monday, but in the meantime we have a fun interview with comedian Paul Silverman to tide you over.

Here's his bio:

  • Semi professional comedian.
  • Hashtag games aficionado.
  • Winner of best male lead in a short film in the 2016 Finnish short film festival.
  • Creator of Pun Intended, a game show designed to put puns in the spotlight and reward not only the contestants but also include and stimulate audience participation.
  • Producer of comedy shows designed to showcase local talent with the ulterior motive of making sure comedians get paid actual money as opposed to the BS of the promise of "exposure."
  • Staunch defender of puns/ wordplay as a legitimate form of entertainment.
  • Stubborn as a mule. But not a drug mule. Those people seem pretty desperate.

We also encourage you to check out some of the people mentioned in the podcast, including:

Not to mention the classics:

Remember that the Punoff is in Austin on May 11th, 2019, and we also want to give special thanks to the band Dark Meat, whose music ("When the Killers Came") we use for interstitials.