Helium Presents: It's Always Punny In Philadelphia

Come get wordy with us. You’re invited to "It’s Always Punny in Philadelphia," Philadelphia’s first, only, and best wordplay competition. The night is hosted by Aaron Schwartzbaum and has three events:

Pundits: In advance of the event, each competitor picks a pun theme and writes a three minute routine about it. You’ll perform it at "It’s Always Punny!" We’ll pick a few finalists and the audience will select the winner by cheering/booing. Winner gets a cash prize!

TO SIGN UP FOR PUNDITS, EMAIL: itsalwayspunny@gmail.com

[Sample Routine]

Headlines: We give you a wacky news story, you give us your best headline. Winner gets a drink ticket!

Pundemonium: A head-to-head, bracket style showdown. Groups of contestants are given a topic, then make their best puns off the top of their heads. If you repeat one or take too long, you’re out! Last person standing each round wins. Winner gets a cash prize!

SIGN UP FOR PUNDEMONIUM IN PERSON WHEN YOU ARRIVE

10/23/2022 7:00 PM
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Come get wordy with us. You’re invited to "It’s Always Punny in Philadelphia," Philadelphia’s first, only, and best wordplay competition. The night is hosted by Aaron Schwartzbaum and has three events:

Pundits: In advance of the event, each competitor picks a pun theme and writes a three minute routine about it. You’ll perform it at "It’s Always Punny!" We’ll pick a few finalists and the audience will select the winner by cheering/booing. Winner gets a cash prize! See the sample routine under "Video" for reference.

TO SIGN UP FOR PUNDITS, EMAIL: alwayspunnyinphilly@gmail.com

Headlines: We give you a wacky news story, you give us your best headline. Winner gets a drink ticket!

Pundemonium: A head-to-head, bracket style showdown. Groups of contestants are given a topic, then make their best puns off the top of their heads. If you repeat one or take too long, you’re out! Last person standing each round wins. Winner gets a cash prize!

SIGN UP FOR PUNDEMONIUM IN PERSON WHEN YOU ARRIVE


PLEASE NOTE: As of April 22, 2022, The City of Philadelphia's Covid-19 response level is at Level 1: All Clear. Customers are expected to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and others.


Management reserves the right to prevent customers from entering the facility who they deem disruptive or dangerous to other patrons.


This show is 21+ (18+ with a parent or legal guardian over the age of 30). All minors will be wrist-banded or stamped and no alcohol will be served at the table. All parties must have valid ID to enter the building. Please note, there is a 2 item per person minimum in the showroom. Tickets will be available for pick up at the box office prior to the show (they are generally available 1.5-2 hrs prior to showtime.)


Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page!

Come get wordy with us. You’re invited to "It’s Always Punny in Philadelphia," Philadelphia’s first, only, and best wordplay competition. The night is hosted by Aaron Schwartzbaum and has three events:

Pundits: In advance of the event, each competitor picks a pun theme and writes a three minute routine about it. You’ll perform it at "It’s Always Punny!" We’ll pick a few finalists and the audience will select the winner by cheering/booing. Winner gets a cash prize!

TO SIGN UP FOR PUNDITS, EMAIL: itsalwayspunny@gmail.com

[Sample Routine]

Headlines: We give you a wacky news story, you give us your best headline. Winner gets a drink ticket!

Pundemonium: A head-to-head, bracket style showdown. Groups of contestants are given a topic, then make their best puns off the top of their heads. If you repeat one or take too long, you’re out! Last person standing each round wins. Winner gets a cash prize!

SIGN UP FOR PUNDEMONIUM IN PERSON WHEN YOU ARRIVE