The London Pun Run 2011
On November 17, the inaugural Pun Run competition was held. A silly night in which comics competed for various coveted “awards”, such as ‘Most Puns in 3 Minutes’ and ‘Biggest Groan’.
The aim of Pun Run was simple: perform a set consisting entirely of puns and wordplay. The turnout was larger than expected, with standing room only, possibly thanks to a TimeOut recommendation.
The winners were:
Judges’ Favourite - Martin Croser
Biggest Groan - Tom Appleton
Most Puns in 3 Minutes - Chris Coltrane (with 32 - roughly 1 every 6 seconds!)
Due to the high quality of acts, 3 runners-up were also added:
The night was topped off by a brilliant closing set by Sara Pascoe.
Big thanks to everyone we had on that night, those who came, those who helped and those who laughed.
You can listen to a roughly edited recording of the night here…