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Pun Watch: The News Pun Quiz Game

Do you like puns? Do you particularity enjoy punny headlines in newspapers? Would you like to hear masses of them recited in quick succession? If so, you’ll probably enjoy Pun Watch. Pun Watch is a game show in which 3 or 4 funny people try to guess the correct pun-ish headline attached to various news stories from the week. Some of the puns are brilliant, some of them awful, and some are such tenuous stretches they’d make Lilia Stepanova wince (look her up). Either way, there’s lots of ‘em. Even if you don’t like puns, give Pun Watch a go: You’d be surprised how much better puns about an accidentally eaten French camel get when you hear 40 in a row.
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Nov 22, 2015

This week’s Punwatch, the pun-based quiz game that talked about Man O Man (Pretty sure on this one.)

This episode is titled “Prince Charles Slips On Trapped Owl Vomit.” Someone has a return to form.

Punsters: Alex Malone, James Ferris, Dave Shaw
Host: Andrew Cherry

Nov 13, 2015

The 16th episode of Punwatch, the only pun-based podcast that’s sure it’d marry Elijah Wood.

This episode is titled “Stolen sheep struggle with Blanchett-Labeouf-Xi Jinping Shag-Marry-Kill combo”. Also there’s more controversy over a tenuous (if excellent) Bond pun.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, Lisa Dib, David Shaw, James Ferris

Host: Andrew Cherry

Nov 5, 2015

It’s episode 15 of Punwatch, the only pun-based quiz game with sizzling hot takes like “Robin Thicke is a dickhead” and “Kanye’s a bit weird, hey.”

This episode is titled, “Coal Tit Wins Yacht After Beating Kanye In Curry Contest.” It’s a bird, obviously. As in the tit. The Coal Tit. A Coal Tit is a bir… never mind.

Punsters: Lisa Dib, Alex Malone, James Ferris
Host: Andrew Cherry

Oct 29, 2015

Episode 14 of Punwatch, the only pun-based game show that stops to consider whether or not you can make a good sports movie about tennis.

This episode is titled, “Kirsten Dunst’s Awkward Haircut After Cricket Themed Playboy Issue Incorrectly Administers Viagra.” Also, Cherry has a very mild stroke. Watch out for the surprise bonus rounds!

They changed nothing.

Punsters: James Ferris, Lisa Dib, David (Alex) Shaw, Alex Malone
Host: Andrew Cherry

Oct 16, 2015

Episode S01E13 of Punwatch, with more controversial referee decisions!*

This episode is titled, “Tom Hanks, Emma Stone, Taylor Swift & FKA Twigs Featured In Several Puff Pieces”. I dunno. It wasn’t a theme week, this just kind of… happened.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, Lisa Dib, James Ferris

Host: Andrew Cherry

 

*They wouldn’t shut up about tailors. You listen and tell me I was wrong to step in - AC

Oct 8, 2015

This week’s episode of Punwatch, now with a much shorter running time because Alex wasn’t on!

This episode is titled “50 Shades star turns old tower into Star Wars themed golf resort.” Seriously, we’ve been trying to get the running time down. Turns out the answer was “don’t bring the guy who writes 30+ puns per story”.

 

Punsters: David Shaw, Lisa Dib, James Ferris

Host: Andrew Cherry

Oct 2, 2015

It’s Grand Final Weekend, the biggest sporting week of the nation!* So, this week’s Punwatch is an ALL SPORT STORY PUN edition!

To make it even more sporting, Melbourne comedian and noted AFL personality Cam Tyeson came along to contribute a pile of AFL puns and plenty of AFL chat. Something about Cam, he just makes you chatty.


*Excludes Queensland and New South Wales. We know, just humour us.

Sep 24, 2015

A bumper 5-story episode of Punwatch, with a down-to-the-wire result and an argument about the definition of biscuit we didn’t get back to.


This episode is titled, “Fred Durst & Jay Z Pay 30p To Urinate On Daniel Radcliffe’s Antique Bentley.” I know, it’s clumsy. You try working 5 stories into one stupid headline.


Punsters: Alex Malone, James Ferris, David Shaw, Lisa Dib
Host: Andrew Cherry

Sep 17, 2015

Another vintage episode of mX Punwatch, featuring guest comedian Travis Nash, an Alex-Ferris showdown, and a bunch of really, really dark stories.

This episode is titled “Thousands Of Ducklings Punch A Horse With A Dick Drawn On It’s Face”. It’ll make sense when you listen, I swear.

Regular Punwatch will resume next week, with a bumper 5 PUN BRITISH EDITION.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, James Ferris

Host: Andrew Cherry

Sep 2, 2015

This week’s episode of Punwatch, featuring an actually kinda interesting discussion about when it’s ok to make puns about horrible things.

This episode is titled “Eva Mendes Offended By Lethal Leigh’s Phone Voice”. There’s also a pun about a certain Sydney radio shock Jock who it’s probably best not to name in the description.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, Lisa Dib, James Ferris

Host: Andrew Cherry

Aug 20, 2015

Episode 08 of Punwatch, and it’s a vintage one - featuring guest comedian Andy Matthews!

This episode is titled “Gosling’s Cat Rides Shotgun With One Armed Hungarian”. It’s the old format, so only 3 stories. Still a corker though - Andy’s probably the best guest player we’ve ever had.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, Harry Brimage, Andy Matthews

Host: Andrew Cherry

Aug 13, 2015

Episode 7 of Punwatch, the pun-based quiz game, now with even more Arguments About Rules!™

This episode is titled "Donald Trump Wet Willie'd over Cricket Sex Toy App Scandal." Don't worry, the first story's the worst one.

 

Punsters: Alex Malone, David Shaw, Lisa Dib

 

Host: Andrew Cherry

Aug 3, 2015

This week’s episode of Punwatch, the headline pun quiz with gratuitous amounts of Adelaide sledging!*

This week’s episode is titled “John Farnham steals petrol slightly earlier in South Australia”. There’s also a Mariah Carey pun in there, but the less said about it the better.

*Sorry about that. Your river’s very nice.

Jul 28, 2015

Another episode of Punwatch, featuring the James Ferris Harry Brimage TAG TEAM!

 

*guitar solo, chair gets smashed over head*

 

This episode is titled "Harper Lee's The Raven a hit with ants and wicket keepers" (18 Across).

Jul 20, 2015

The most controversial episode of Punwatch yet! (In terms of rules violations. The puns are as tame as usual.)

This episode's title is Sepp Blatter, Greek Debt and Danny Deckchair. Also, one reference to Regurgitator. It didn't fit.

 

Punsters: James Ferris, Alex Malone, David Shaw

Host: Andrew Cherry

Jul 9, 2015

Another episode of Punwatch, now features Probably Too Many Dick Jokes!™

This episode's title is Manspreading, Tinder and Prison Breaks. Also includes more laundry puns than you'd think.

 

Punsters: James Ferris, Alex Malone, David Shaw

Host: Andrew Cherry

Jul 1, 2015

It's another episode of Punwatch, Australia's second-favourite wordplay game (behind Burgo's Catchphrase™).

This episode is entitled, "PE Teachers, Irish Golf and Matthew Boyd."

Plus more tattoos. Bit of an oversight there, assigning 2 tattoo stories in 2 weeks. Call your host rusty.

Jun 18, 2015

The return of Punwatch, as it's own podcast! Punsters Dave, Alex and Ferris get back into the swing of the game after almost 2 years out of it. Other topics include NSW road safety ads and the NT News' proclivity for a pun.

 

Punsters: James Ferris, Alex Malone, David Shaw

Host: Andrew Cherry

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