Petworth resident Jarad Schofer used Metro station puns to tell a fictional story of how met his now-wife, their engagement, and their marriage at a recent “pun off” competition. He weaves in a joke about a LOT of Metro station names, for example: “I didn't buy a diamond though, it was just White Flint.”

Schofer got into comedy nine years ago, he told me in an email. He took an improv class on a whim after getting out of a long relationship, and enjoyed it so much he eventually formed his own indie improv troupe, The Carmichaels. Sometimes he takes part in Pun DMV's pun-off competitions, like this one on January 23.

“Punning just comes naturally to me. I feel like I can pun on any topic,” Schofer says. “I chose Metro Stations because I wanted to pick something that I thought no one else would choose and something that the DC crowd would really connect with. With so many metro stations, I thought the names would lend themselves well to puns. I don't ride metro every day, but I do ride it a decent amount.”

The “Punster of Petworth” snagged second place in the competition. He's kindly posted the whole bit on Youtube for us to enjoy.

Julie Strupp is Greater Greater Washington's Managing Editor. She's a journalist committed to building inclusive, equitable communities and finding solutions. Previously she's written for DCist, Washingtonian, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and others. You can usually find her sparring with her judo club, pedaling around the city, or hanging out on her Columbia Heights stoop.