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Punniest of Show (2013 Pun-Off) Results

Category: News, Rated G

The O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships was held last weekend. The first half of the competition consists of a series of prepared skits.

Thirty-one contestants were scored from 1 to 10 by six judges. The highest and the lowest scores were dropped before summing the total.

Here are the scores:

Contestant Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Judge 5 Judge 5 Judge 6 Total
Christen DiClaudio 8 6 7 7 7 9 29
Michael Kohl 9 7 7 8 8 7 30
Jim Gill 9 7 3 5 6 6 24
Sam “Shammers” Hammersly 8 7 9 8 9 7 32
Noah Smith 7 6 7 7 8 8 29
Bertrand Piboin 9 8 8 9 9 7 35
Tracy Swartz 6 6 8 8 6 7 27
Marcus Davis 5 5 7 7 6 6 27
Alex Petri 10 6 10 10 9 10 39
Jay Rosenberg 8 8 10 7 9 8 33
Brian Agler 10 9 10 9 9 9 37
Lucas Anderson 9 7 8 6 8 6 31
Kirk Miller 7 8 7 10 8 7 30
James Yonts 6 6 7 6 6 6 24
Aaron Parker-Fasel 10 7 8 7 7 7 29
Andy Balinsky 10 8 10 9 8 10 37
Mike Grose 6 7 6 5 5 5 22
Bill Crider 7 6 8 6 5 6 25
Sara Sauder 8 7 8 8 6 7 30
Diana Gruber 10 8 10 8 9 8 35
Karin Maxey 8 7 9 9 8 8 33
Rhonda Shield 8 9 9 7 7 8 32
Ben Ziek 10 10 10 10 9 9 39
Alice Mark 7 8 7 7 5 7 28
Jerzy Gwiazdowski 7 8 8 8 6 9 31
Tom Fagan 10 8 9 6 8 7 32
Mark Eells 8 8 8 7 8 7 31
Rekha Shankar 9 7 9 9 9 8 35
Donny Crider 9 8 9 10 9 8 35
Andrew Johnson 6 6 6 7 5 6 24
Marty Bernstein 8 7 8 8 8 8 32

Ties for first and third place were resolved by measuring audience applause. Ben Ziek beat out Alex Petri for first, and Brian Agler took third place over Andy Balinsky.

Here is the video of the awarding of the top spots:

Note: If the math in the scores doesn’t add up, let me know. It’s probably my error as I entered the numbers by hand.

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