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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 29, 2016

This week's Punwatch, with a surprise return Punster.

Thanks to Punwatch contributor Hamish for the Icelandic Politics story!

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

Nov 10, 2016

Episode 205 of Punwatch, back after a month off to talk about ancient Greek sex toys.

This episode is entitled “Pilfering Pine’s Plunge.” Thanks to Punwatch Contributor Georgina for the Man Tree story!


Punsters: Alex Malone, David Shaw, Lisa Dib, Harry Brimage
Host: Andrew Cherry

Sep 30, 2016

The 2nd Annual AFL Grand Final edition of Punwatch, in which Cameron Tyeson joins us again to pun on about Giants, #Fourthawn and the KFC Travis Cloke incident no-one’s talking about (with good reason).

Check out Cam on Twitter @camtyeson!

Punsters: Cameron Tyeson, Alex Malone, David Shaw, James Ferris
Host: Andrew Cherry

Sep 20, 2016

Episode 203 of Punwatch, in which guest Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall is haunted by the ghost-puns of Ben Volchok! OOOOOooooo Ben scored a spooky point.

This episode is entitled “Hydra Duck Foiled.” Thanks to Punwatch Contributor Hamish for the excellent Kim DotCom story!

Go look at Alasdair on Twitter and Facebook!

Punsters: Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall, David Shaw, Lisa Dib
Host: Andrew Cherry

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Sep 1, 2016

Episode 202 of Punwatch, in which special guest Ben Volchok breaks a significant record.

This episode is entitled “Boat Busts Crowned Caper”. Thanks to Punwatch Contributor Georgina Lee for the excellent Tambourine story!

Find Ben on Twitter and Tumblr! Also, check out his THREE* Melbourne Fringe Festival shows, Ben's Illustrious Fact Show: Episode 3, Mudcrabs in Space & And Then There Were Not As Many.

Punsters: Ben Volchok, David Shaw, Lisa Dib, Alex Malone
Host: Andrew Cherry

*Goddamn.

Aug 18, 2016

Season 2 of Punwatch! More puns! New rounds! Modified artwork! Probably shouldn’t have a vomit story and a poop story in a single episode! Oh well!

This episode is entitled “Mannequin Crime Rampage”. Also, check out Punwatch’s new Facebook page! Daily #ShouldaBeenaPuns, flashbacks, and new episodes.

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

Aug 4, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with a small nation’s GDP worth of Pokemon puns. Topical!

This episode is titled, “Nick Kyrgios Steals Motorbike To Run Over Pokemon”.

Bit of housekeeping: Punwatch is moving to a fortnightly schedule, due to a few other commitments taking up our time. Hopefully with a little more time to work on them, the puns should get better. Hopefully.

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

Jul 27, 2016

This weeks Punwatch, featuring guest comedian Claire Sullivan and maybe our longest single round ever.

This episode is titled “Ted Cruz’s Meat Heist Foiled By Trainspotting Crocodile.” More meat puns than you could shake a sausage at.

Find Claire Sullivan @clairekoolkat on Twitter or on Facebook!

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

Jul 7, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with Science Communicator / Comedian Tom Lang and the mother of all fizzles.

This episode is titled, “Shampoo Bottle Makes Farting Noise, Scares Ellie Goulding’s Possum.” Despite a late scare, someone had a big night.

Punsters: Lisa Dib, Alex Malone, David Shaw & Tom Lang
Host: Andrew Cherry

Jun 30, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, featuring wordplay about wordplay *Inception noise*.

This episode is entitled, “Willem Dafoe Wins Legal Battle Over Circus-Trained Budgies.” Once again, we must apologise to people outside of Melbourne who won’t get our superb Richmond puns.

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

Jun 23, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, featuring guest punster Peter Jones and a lack of quality smack talk.

This episode is titled, “ScarJo & Jolie’s Competitive Shoe Drive Unaffected By Crescent Moon.” Incidentally, the new star sign is Ophiuchus; if you were born between November 29 and December 17, you’re an Ophiciuchian. He’s a doctor, or something.

Find Peter at @PeterTheJones on Twitter!

 

Punsters: Lisa Dib, James Ferris, David Shaw & Peter Jones
Host: Andrew Cherry

Jun 16, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, featuring guest punster Timothy Clark and more singing than usual.

This episode is titled, “Eminem sells off parts of Puffing Billy in bid to avoid novelty jail term.” The other story was a bit too depressing to work into the title :(

Find Timothy Clark at @MrTimothyClark on Twitter!

 

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

Jun 9, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, featuring jokes about Napoleon and his silly hat.

This episode is titled, “Ticket Inspectors Trapped In Office With Embassy Cat By Angry Parent With Volvo.” Harry’s also in this one, with Realistic Moral Support Action!®


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

Jun 1, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, in which one punster loses really, really slowly. It’s like watching someone fall over in slow motion.

This episode is titled, “Magpies lose match against 10,000 year old bear at cancelled Phil Collins show.”. That guy from The Block is in there too, but his story sucked so it doesn’t get into the title. That’ll show him.


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

Apr 21, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with a host who’s glad that Terry Wogan story got delayed by a couple of months, in retrospect.

This episode is titled, “Tony the Tiger says ‘No More Photos Of Terry Wogan Holding Butter’”. This is an unavoidably blue episode. You’ll hear why.


Punsters: Alex Malone, Harry Brimage & James Ferris
Host: Andrew Cherry

Apr 13, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with a really long discussion of the logistics of the “12 Days of Christmas” that was cut out for time.

This episode is titled, “Andy Warhol & Ai Weiwei Ride Super-Hot Horses Around After Train and Boat Breakdowns”. Dave suspects The Age have lifted their pun game.


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

Jan 28, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with a brief discussion of spoiler warnings for an entire school (if you haven’t seen Star Wars yet it’s your own fault.)

This episode is titled, “Hugh Laurie Autographs ‘Dinosaur Sex’ Edition Monopoly With Lewd Signature”. We get classist, but about rich people, so it’s ok.


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

Jan 14, 2016

This week’s Punwatch, with more Dave hosting and more tenuous Melbourne suburb puns! Sorry, everyone outside of Melbourne. There’s only 4 or 5, I swear.

This episode is titled, “Oprah Escapes Rude Robot-Armed Neighbour With Racing Catamaran”. We recorded outdoors, sorry about the clicking sound.


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

Jan 7, 2016

This week’s episode of Punwatch, with Dave in the hosting seat! C’mon lads, it’s his first time, give him a go.

This episode is titled “Cheeky Right Wing Thugs Destroy Street Art With Curling Brooms.” Before you ask, "cheeky" does indeed refers to bum cheeks.

Punsters: Alex Malone, Lisa Dib & James Ferris
Host: Dave Shaw

Bum.

Jan 1, 2016

A brand new Punwatch, returning after a month long break, with stories featuring Taylor Swift & Jennifer Lawrence (again. Sorry, the Metro has a wheelhouse.)

This episode is titled “Josh Hutcherson Nude Skype Call Thrown Out Of Court.” Everyone hated the last story.

Punsters: Alex Malone, Lisa Dib, James Ferris, Dave Shaw, Harry Brimage
Host: Andrew Cherry

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