Welcome to the online home for Happy Hour Trivia -- a one-hour bar trivia quiz held once a month at the DC Improv Lounge (1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC). Teams of hopeful brainiacs square off for glory and prizes, in one of the finest comedy venues in the country. The night is hosted by Chris White, a leader of the 1994 Penncrest High School championship Scott's Hi-Q Team.

It works like most bar trivia nights, only the production values are way higher and the questions are a little big tougher. Each game consists of four rounds. We usually have two standard "question and answer" rounds, where Chris reads questions over the microphone and you fill in your answer sheet. There's a timed "worksheet" round, and there's also always a video or audio round using the Improv's sweet projector. There are prizes for first, second and third place.

Unless we note otherwise, doors open at 6:30, the game starts around 7, and there is no cover charge. You can even reserve seats if you notify us in advance (trivia@dcstandup.com).

Next Trivia Night: February 26, 2015

Assuming there aren't any blizzards, we're in the DC Improv Lounge 2/26.

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Last time at trivia ... (1/22/15)

Our 2015 debut was a barn-burner. Literally, we burned a barn. It was tough, because the Improv is in a basement, so we had to get the barn in there, work out ventilation and ...

OK, I sense you aren't buying it, so I'll just tell you about the game. To honor the recent MLK Day, we played a round of "RMLKJ" -- questions about reverends, Martins, Luthers, kings, and juniors. (Any idea how wide a king-size bed is?) "T-rivia" was a lazily constructed (but still fun) game with either questions or answers involving things that start with "t." We did a "facial recognition" game for our video round, which shows three pictures of famous faces, then challenges teams to identify what those people have in common. And our worksheet had people identifying movies based on the tagline and the year of release.

The Golden Triangle Gun Club won with 35 points, and Two of Everything was just one point behind in second place. We had a tie for third, but after a dance-off "Why do jihadis drink instant coffee" walked off with the fabulous prize.

One man's quest to be the humblest person alive
Copyright 2013, Chris White