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 (email@example.com).
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Last time at trivia ... (10/23/13)
We were happy to participate in the Improv's annual fundraiser for Children's Hospital. Lots of teams out gifts to help the kids at the hospital have a happy Halloween. We tried to make the whole evening a little Halloweenie, starting with a video round called "Boo Who?" Famous pictures of famous people were digitally altered, so that ghost costumes were dropped over those famous people. Teams then had to guess who was covered up. "That's Allah Folks" challenged teams to list the 10 countries with the most Muslims. "World Series" honored the baseball playoffs in no way whatsoever, as it was 10 questions about the World Bank, "Another World" and assorted other crap. And "Grab Bag" was a mishmash of hot trivia topics.
For five bonus points, teams had the chance to perform a (funny) scary ghost story of their own design. A few of these were thinly veiled allegories about what a horrible trivia host I am, but hey, I can take a joke. [Cries silently to self.]
Congressional Pander Cam pulled down 37 points for first place, just one point ahead of Brie's Orphans. And Life Begins With Deception was just one more point back for third place. One of our closest groupings ever.
Next Trivia: 12/12/13
We return to the D.C. Improv Lounge on Dec. 12, for our last trivia night of 2013. Doors open at 6:30, and the game starts around 7. No cover. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to reserve a spot for your team in advance.
The Winner's Circle