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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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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

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

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