WHO: You, me, and nerds from as far away as Seattle and Denver.
WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XI, the most prestigious quizzo event in the country.
WHEN: February 21st, 2015. 8 p.m.
WHERE: World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street). The Downstairs.
HOW BIG CAN MY TEAM BE? Teams can be up to 8 players each.
WHAT KIND OF ENTERTAINMENT WILL THERE BE BETWEEN ROUNDS? An incredible Motown group, the York Street Hustle (above) will play between rounds. I’m also going to be assisted by one of Philly most beloved comedians, Chip Chantry, and of course my lovely assistant, Fastball Pitcher Bob Gutierrez.
HOW MUCH IS IT? $25 per player.
FASTBALL BOB IS WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION BY HIMSELF. I am aware of that.
WHAT IF WE HAVE A TEAM OF 4 OR LESS? Let me know…I’ll team you up with another small team.
WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS? I’ll have tickets for sale on me at quizzo, or you can purchase them online at World Cafe Live.
IS THERE LIKE PRIZES AND STUFF? Yes, winning team walks with $800 worth of prizes. In addition, I am offering a $100 bounty prize as well to any new winners. So if you’re any team other than Sofa Kingdom, Lambda, the Jeopardy Champs, or Where’s Johnny, there’s a bonus prize.
WHAT ABOUT GIVEAWAYS? Oh yeah, plenty of giveaways throughout the night.
REMEMBER WHEN YOU DID ONE OF THESE ON BOARD A BOAT? Yes.
THAT WAS PRETTY STUPID, HUH? Yeah, pretty stupid.
WE HATE BOATS. I am aware of that now.
WHAT ELSE? Rumors that Johnny and Chip are going to be bringing back an old vaudeville favorite of theirs from back in the day: the Wheel of Terrific is apparently making a comeback. Also, best dressed team wins a sweet prize.
SO FOR $25, I GET A MOTOWN BAND, A CHANCE TO WIN $900, ONE OF PHILLY’S BEST COMEDIANS AND FASTBALL PITCHER BOB GUTIERREZ? That is correct.
AND I DON’T HAVE TO GET ON A BOAT? There will be no boat.
SOUNDS LIKE A STEAL OF A DEAL! It is! And get your tickets soon, because once they sell out, they sell out. And when I don’t do them on boats, they tend to sell out quickly. I’ll have them on me starting tonight at quizzo. Get ready. The Motown Throwdown is gonna be awesome!