PUNDERDOME®: NYC’s Most Puntastic 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 the “hilarious cult-favorite pun competition” and said it was “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.”
“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