The UK Pun Championships

A total sell out for the past 3 years, The UK Pun Championships arrives at its new home De Montfort Hall. Celebrating the great British pun with contestants from across the UK. “A pantomime atmosphere.” (Chortle)

The 4th UK Pun Championships will take place on Punday 13th February in Leicester. The winner of this hugely anticipated event will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Darren Walsh, Leo Kearse and Masai Graham.

The competition is a major part of Leicester Comedy Festival and follows the format of a rap battle.  Topics are picked randomly on the night and competitors then take it in turns to pun about that particular topic. Audiences vote for their favourite pun (by way of woops & cheers) and the winner goes through to the next round.  After a full evening of pun based comedy, 2 finalists then fight it out until a winner is crowned.

For info on past winners and video clips see the UK Pun Championship website



How to apply:

To apply for UK Pun Championships 2017 please send the following to

1)      Your name (and act name if different)

2)      A brief summary of your professional experience

3)      Five of your best puns

Entries must be received by 20th December 2016

If shortlisted you must be available to compete on Punday 13th February

Let others know you’ve applied by using #UKPunday