Gary Hallock began competing in the O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. He took home the trophy in 1989 and promptly retired from competition. He formed P.U.N.Y. (Punsters United Nearly Yearly) and became the producer and emcee of the Pun-Off. He was named Punster of the Year in 1997. In his spare time, he manages the fantastic website, PunPunPun.com.