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: March 22, 2015

Sunday night trivia! Praise the lord!

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Last time at trivia ... (2/26/15)

Bill Bellamy decided to perform at a charity event, so the main showroom was suddenly vacant. We seemed to have enough demand, so for the second time Happy Hour Trivia was presented in the Improv's main showroom! We had more than 120 people playing, spread across 18 teams.

February is Black History Month, so we kicked off with the "Black Lists" worksheet: people had to list black senators, black Oscar winners (acting categories), nations touching the Black Sea, and the members of the Black Eyed Peas. The "Black Power" Q-A round was all built around black things and the word black (black holes, Blackwater mercenaries, etc.) Our video round was the return of "State Collage" -- shown an image on screeen, people had to list the state where the picture was taken. And "Game of the Month" centered on February's many other designations. Did you know that it's National Condom Month? Do you know how long most Trojan condoms are?

True or False with Brian Williams had a monster round on the worksheet, and they rode that to overall victory with 53 total points. The Muffin Crushers were just a few points behind with 51. And the Golden Triangle Gun Club rounded out the winners circle with 44. Here they are in order of finish:

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