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It may have rained all week, but that didn’t stop the laughs at the 42nd O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Brush Square Park.

Thanks to the generosity of the Hilton Austin, the festivities, usually held outside behind the O. Henry Museum and Dickinson House moved across the street to one of the large, dry, comfortable ballrooms at the hotel. The Hilton Austin gra...

May 12, 2017

Slide show made with Animoto includes video clips of the celebrity punster panel, Once A-Pun A Time.

May 9, 2016

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 PunOff.com web site for contestant information and event rules.

Want to watch this year's Pun-Off perform...

May 8, 2016

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 business...

May 11, 2015

The May 2015 38th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships is now history! Multi-medalist Benjamin Ziek of Glendale, California once again clawed his way to the top of the heap with another rare "two-fer” triumph in Puniest of Show and PunSlingers.

 

Rare for others maybe, but not for Ben, as this is his third repeat of double-win trophies, an unprecedented feat never before accomplished by any pu...

May 10, 2014

A hard-working crew of Friends of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museum volunteers made the 37th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships an outstanding success on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Several thousand people watched the contestants in Punniest of Show and Pun Slingers make puns and twist words into new meanings. The Pun-Off allows the Friends to raise money for its projects and give grants to t...

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