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: April 15, 2015

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Last time at trivia ... (3/22/15)

We returned to the friendly confines of the DC Improv Lounge, with one small twist: It was a Sunday. Despite stiff competition from the Walking Dead and the NCAA tournament, we still had a full house. Thanks for having no other interests (or faith in your DVR) trivia fans!

Spring had just started, so our music round was all about change ... songs were about metaphysical change and quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. Our "March Madness" worksheet was a straight-up picture ID, where you had to identify the famous person or character who struggled with mental illness. The first Q and A round, "Sugar and Spice," alternated questions about sweet things (like chocolate) and spices (like cinnamon). And the other round, "Any Given Sunday," was about historic events on Sundays, things associated with Sundays, and ice cream sundaes. And our bonus challenge had teams performing their original poems about spring.

Quiznado (one of our newer teams) scored a 33 out of a possible 54 to nail down third place. Ted Cruz in Mission Impossible 16 eked out second place with 34. And We're Missing The Dead For This scored a 38 for the solid first-place victory. Here they are in order of finish:

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