Punderdome®: NYC’s Comedy PUN Compuntition!
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The PUNDERDOME® is New York City’s wild & crazy monthly pun compuntition created by a “Rodney Dangerfield impersonator” and his alleged daughter (Fred and comedian Jo Firestone). The alleged dad will be hosting tonight!
Part of NYC’S comedy landscape since 2011, Punderdome® has been a regular fixture at Littlefield since 2012. Twelve individuals/duos who sign-up at the door (opens at 7:00) will have a chance to participate in competitive spontaneous pun-making. (Six spots are reserved for 'Dome Champs!) Preference given to first-time compunitors who have previously attended a 'Dome and seasoned winners! Pun-masters will, of course, be determined by the “Human Clap-O-Meter” who “accurately and scientifically” assesses levels of audience applause. “Mystery Box” prizes will be awarded to the top two remaining punners. Warning for the faint of heart: the ’Dome is THE spectator sport, it gets loud – decide to attend at your own risk! Action!
The New York Times referred to the Punderdome® as “both an endearingly homemade and impressively high-caliber show during which astute wordsmiths (including a crew of beloved regular punsters) spin clever and very funny puns to a packed house.” GQ Magazine shouted the Punderdome® as one of the “5 Funniest Nights in America,” and quoted comedian Chris Gethard on why it’s great: “The crowd. You’d think you were at the Roman Colosseum. They’re passionate, to a level that feels dangerous. And to reiterate, this is a pun competition.” And, Swing American said: “The intellect on display is stunning. Hardly a pun is repeated throughout the entire night. What Punderdome ends up achieving is the transformation of the delivery of the lowly pun to one of the greatest displays of human ingenuity contemporary New York has to offer.”
“The lowly pun has long been considered the bottom-feeding bristle worm of the comedy world ….. That has changed with the arrival of Punderdome, a now monthly event that has turned punning into a high-functioning competition that is equal parts stand-up, beat poetry ….” - The New York Post
“Can you imagine a more potent cure for the weekday blues? Here was concentrated, unabashed silliness that I longed to bottle and smuggle out in my purse.” - The New Yorker
“The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight” - CBS New York
Seating is limited. First-come, first-serve.
635 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11217