Photos: 2016 Annual Pun-Off World Championships

A spring Texas sunny day made more glorious by a cool breeze and partial cloud cover attracted record numbers of people to cheer and groan as contestants in the 39th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships performed verbal contortions on Saturday May 7th in Brush Square. Visit the official web site for contestant information and event rules. Want to watch this year's Pun-Off performances? Go to Brian Combs' or Clay Leben's Youtube channels. Punniest of Show Winners In the Punniest of Show, 32 contestants compete to deliver their prepared “punny” material within a time limit of 90 seconds and impress a panel of judges who gore the performance on a scale from 1 to 10 . For the

Pun-Off Auction Highlights

We Thank Our Generous Donors! We had successful silent and live fundraising auctions Saturday during the Annual O. Henry Pun-Off. Our fabulous board volunteers led by Bert Piboin, combed Austin to put together packages made up from a long list of fabulous items. If you were one of the high-bidders, we thank you too for making the auction a success! We We want to express our gratitude to the businesses and individuals below who donated these desirable items to support Brush Square Museums Foundation activities. Here is the complete list of auction donations! Austin Wine Merchants, 2 Bottles Wine x 2, $60 Austin Civic Orchestra, June 10-11 Passes-2 Billy’s on Burnet, 3 Gift Cards-$20 ea , $60

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