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).


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Last time at trivia ... (12/12/13)

We only had six trivia nights in 2013, which was bad. But as a result, they were all twice as awesome. We came back with another edition of "Track Questions," a music round that challenges people to name the movie soundtrack that each song came from. Our worksheet had people guessing the most common boy and girl names from 1983. For "Famous Last Words," we gave each team the last line of a book, movie or TV series, then asked them to name the source material. And our standard question and answer round used the lyrics of Christmas carols as the jumping off point. (If you have a shiny nose, what medical condition to you have?)

And on top of that, teams were able to read their letters to Santa to get some bonus points.

Smaug in China had a dominating night, getting 43 points for the win. Your second-place team was Kim Jong Uncle, with 38. And after a dance-off, the Silver Platters were able to nab third place with 36 points. Here they are in order of finish.

One man's quest to be the humblest person alive
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