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 ... (8/13/14)

It was the middle of August, in the middle of a swamp ... and a crapload of people still showed up for Happy Hour Trivia. "Swamp Things" tested everyone's knowledge of swamps. "Cool It" tested everyone's knowledge of things that are cold. "Map Quest" had people identifying major cities on a map. And our video round was the return of the rebus puzzle -- people had to piece together answers through some picto-phonic clues. Is picto-phonic a real word? Of course not. But who cares?

There was definitely some heated competition. Zero Shark Week Thirty captured third place by one point, with a 32. And we had a tie at the top between Nova Guts, Nova Glory and A Steve Allen Away From a Dance-Off. Ironically, Steve Allen won a dance-off for first place. Here they are in order of finish.

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