If a dad joke had a love child with a rap battle, which was then adopted by a tournament, you’d have Capitol PUNishment.
Two contestants square off in a best-of-three round where the pun topics are decided by the spin of the iconic wheel-of-puns. The winner advances to the next round.
When all is said and done, and a champion has been decided through the crucible of noble pun combat, the Bosses come out. The champion must then beat the Bosses in a lopsided battle, where their only help is the audience’s choice of topic. If the champion wins, they become the Pun Master, entering into the hallowed hall of fame where a select few have earned a spot.
Capitol PUNishment is a pun tournament where groans are as good as laughs, and the audience is encouraged to shout out ideas and be as biased as they can toward their contestant of choice. For more than half a dozen years, they’ve brought the funny and the punny to countless people in that time, and look forward to once again hearing the crowd shouting, “spin that wheel! Spin that wheel!”