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 ... (6/5/14)

In what was probably the greatest tragedy in human history, we had a technical malfunction at the June edition of Happy Hour Trivia. Our video round was lost to a malfunctioning DVD, which meant that (gasp) your host had to improvise a round of trivia questions. This is what happens when the machines take over. You have been warned. Regardless, we seemed to have a good time. "Junebugs" had a bunch of questions tangentially related to insects. Our worksheet showed people pictures of board game pieces, and challenged them to name the games. We had another stirring round of "Greater Than / Less Than." And the muffed video round was a bunch of questions based on my vacation to California. Needless to say, the machines have been punished.

A team of newcomers was your big winner for the night. "Hobo Bidet" scred a 36 to take first place. It was a close match, though. "Koreans Release Gary Burghoff" finished in second with 35, and the "Neil DeGrasse Tigers" got a 34 for third place. Once again, the camera was screwy, so no pictures. Machines suck.

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