Beltway Pundits

May 2

All puns are intended. You’re invited to watch or compete in “Beltway Pundits,” our punning contest! There are two ways to play:

Pun Battle: Write a “pun soliloquy” – a two-minute, pun-packed speech riffing on a single theme. (You choose your own theme; watch the videos for some examples.) Up to 10 people get to present their masterpiece, and judges will pick a winner based on quality of punditry, delivery and overall impression made. To compete in this event, you must buy a PUN BATTLE ticket.

The Punger Games: The night ends with a quick-draw tournament, in which up to 24 puntestants face off in punder and lightening rounds. Competitors have to come up with puns on a dime, making 'cents' of a given theme. The last punster standing in each round moves on to the next quarter... or semi ... or final. Anyone in attendance can compete. You can sign up on site when you arrive.

The winners of either contest get special passes for future admission to the Improv! Click here for more info on Beltway Pundits, including some videos of how the games work in practice..

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Beltway Pundits
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:30 PM
DC Improv, Washington, DC
  • 18 & over
  • Two item minimum
Admission Type Price Quantity
On line sales for this show are now closed. You may purchase at the box office or by phone, subject to availability
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Show Details
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Show Type: Sporting Event
  • Showroom: Lounge
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum

Seating Policies

The first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you get to the club, the better your seat will be. Late shows have assigned seating by time of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be.

DOOR TIMES: Doors usually open at 6:30 for an early show. (When the early show is at 7, we open at 6.) Seating for late shows usually begins 30 minutes before showtime. If you purchased tickets to a late show and would like to be seated together with another party, call the Improv at 202-296-7008 and inform us ahead of time.

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