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The Philly Blunt LIVE This Sunday!

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Excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first ever live show this Sunday at the National Liberty Museum. And since it’s right next door to his house, our choice of guest was obvious: Ben Franklin. See Philly most famous resident get the Blunt treatment on Sunday. The festival, and the museum, are pay what you wish. Hope to see ya then!

Around the House Week

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This week’s theme: around the house. If you can find it in your home, you just may find it on this quiz. From Bob Vila to Road House, we’ll be covering all household stops. Hope to see ya this week!

TUESDAY

  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

Quizzo This Week

Action starts on Tuesday night at O’Neals at 8 pm. On Wedensday, we’ll quiz at the Locust Rendezvous at 6:15 pm and Founding Fathers at 8:30. And on Thursday Birra is back at 8 pm and Bards at 9:15. Hope to see ya this week!

Quizzo Tonight

Heads up that Birra had to close early today due to some building-related issue, so no quiz there tonight. There will still be quizzo at Bards. Action starts at 9:15. See ya tonight!

Quizzo This Week

OK gang, still not sure what our next move is, but there is no more quizzo at the Sidecar, at least for the remainder of summer. Going to consider my options and come up with a game plan, and hope to have a State of the Quizzo Union for you soon, but in the meantime, here is the schedule for this week. No QOTW this week.

TUESDAY

  • O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

 

90s Week This Week!

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All questions will be about the 90s! Please note, no Sidecar quiz on Tuesday.

TUESDAY:

Comcast Center (with Carl) 5:30 pm

World Cafe Live (Seinfeld vs Friends) 7 pm

O’Neals 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm

Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

Birra 8 pm

Bards 9:15 pm

 

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s Seinfeld/Friends Quiz

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WHO: Anyone who is a fan of Seinfeld or Friends.

WHAT: A quiz about two classic sitcoms.

WHEN: Tonight! Doors at 5:30, show starts at 7.

WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.

WHY: Because these are the very best quizzes done in Philadelphia. Seriously, this is on a whole different level than anything anyone else is doing…video rounds, live performances between rounds, an incredible venue. It’s simply a whole different level of quiz.

HOW: You can either buy tickets here or at the door. They are $10 (cheap!) and that allows me to get three of the funniest comedians in Philadelphia to perform between rounds, hire a video editor, etc. Trust me, it’s worth it. This is a great show.

WHAT SIZE ARE TEAMS? 2-8 people each.

HOW LONG WILL IT GO: It will be from 7 until around 9:15 or 9:30.

ARE THERE PRIZES? Yes, some awesome prizes, including those found below.  I have a feeling “Best team name” at this thing tonight is going to be epic.

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WHO’S PERFORMING BETWEEN ROUNDS? Three of Philly’s Funniest comedians:

Brandon Vincent Jackson

Chip Chantry

Jake Mattera

WHAT AM I WAITING FOR? I don’t know! Just come out! It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun!

 

The Philly Blunt Crew Sits Down With Best Selling Author Jennifer Weiner

We recently sat down with New York Times best selling author Jennifer Weiner. She was a hell of a lot of fun to talk to. She’s hilarious, engaging, and certainly not scared to speak her mind. You can check out her interview here. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Let’s Say Goodbye to the Trocadero…With Pee Wee Herman and the Wheel of Terrific

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As you know, the Trocadero is closing. The vaunted music hall holds special memories for tens of thousands of people in the area from the ages of 3-103, myself included. I saw an incredible Public Enemy show there, I saw the Great Nippleini have a ghastly accident there, I emceed a Neil Diamond cover band show there. But for me and Chip Chantry, some of our career highlights and lowlights took place in that building over the 2+ years we hosted Movie Mondays, from 2004-2006. They had initially hired me to host a quiz there for the movies, and if I had done that, the run probably would have been more successful. But I knew about the Troc’s vaudeville history, and I wanted to be a small part of it. So each week, Chip and I would come up with games for a ridiculous game show called the Wheel of Terrific. The games would have some sort of tie in to the movie playing…so for instance for Office Space we had a game called “Die Muthafucka Die” which was little more than a contestant smashing an old printer to pieces with a golf club. Some weeks the crowd roared in approval. Other weeks, Philly hipsters stared at us with dull, vacant looks. And after a two year run, the gig was up.

But I ran into long time Troc owner Joanna Pang at her new venture, Chatayee Thai at 1227 Walnut (great food!) a couple of weeks ago. She talked about how painful it had been to close a Philadelphia institution, and how much the music game has changed in recent years. Then we started talking about the old Movie Mondays and how much fun it was.  She told me that she was still playing out the string there with a few more Movie Mondays. I said, “Wouldn’t it be cool if Chip and I did our show one last time?” and she said, “Sure, go for it. What movie would you want to do?” There was only one correct answer to that question…those of you who know me know I’m a huge Pee Wee Herman fan. So I reached out to Chip to see if he was down. He was. And so, on Monday June 3rd, we’ll meet at the Troc one last time, we’ll do a ridiculous vaudeville show , and then we’ll watch one of the funniest movies ever produced…which also happens to be the very first movie we ever did for Movie Monday. If you’re a fan of the Troc, and want to enjoy one last show there, we hope you’ll join us. Info can be found here. 

Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings Quizzo at World Cafe Live

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I will be hosting my final Game of Thrones quiz EVER at the World Cafe Live on Tuesday, May 21st. Entrance fee is $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to Back on My Feet. You can buy your tickets here, and you can find more info on the Facebook page. Get your tickets now!

Netflix Week This Week

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It’s Netflix week this week, folks, which means that any show or movie on Netflix is fair game. From Orange is the New Black to Black Mirror to Bird Box, if it’s on Netflix, it may show up in this quiz. See ya this week!

Outdoor Quiz Today!

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Folks, I dunno what I gotta do to get y’all outdoors on a 70 degree to drink some beer and listen to some music, but here’s your official invite: it’s $5 (ALL money goes to the Pennsylvania SPCA) and it’s an all new quiz. Quiz is at 1118 Market Street, next to Iron Hill. Action starts at 4. Hope to see ya there!

Dog Friendly, Kid Friendly Quiz Today

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Come by East Market today for my weekly quiz series. Live music, beer from Iron Hill, wine from Chaddsford Winery, and a beautiful space. $5 donation to the SPCA is all that’s required to play. 11th and Market. Hope to see you there!

Ultimate Quizzo Week!

A huge week of quizzo this week! Kicks off tonight. Notice that there’s no quiz at O’Neals tonight.

TUESDAY

  • Office vs Parks and Rec Quiz (sold out) 7 pm
  • Sidecar (hosted by Sandman) 8 pm

WEDNESDAY

  • Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm
  • Founding Fathers 8:30 pm

THURSDAY

  • Birra (hosted by Sarah B) 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm

FRIDAY

  • The Bourse 6 pm

SATURDAY

  • Market East 4 pm