One thing to do Tuesday: Giggle over terrible jokes at Punderdome 3000

Think you can make dumb puns with the best of 'em? Sign up for this jokey competition in Brooklyn.

Punderdome 3000

Punderdome 3000

The pun, that most democratic of jokes: At its best, it’s sublimely satisfying to the reptilian part of our brains that loves easy comedy. At its worst, it produces a groan so gut-deep, it’s almost as good as a belly laugh. The form is mined for all it’s worth at Punderdome 3000: The first 18 word-slingers (individuals or duos) to register at the door from 7:30pm get a chance to face off, crafting puns on the fly in categories such as “the MTA” or “child stars.” A Human Clap-o-Meter measures audience response, and the funniest punsmith wins…a random kitchen appliance. Curious? Want to compete? Get tips from five-time Punderdome champ Tim Donnelly, who shared his secrets to punning glory with us this week.