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15th Annual Halloween Spooktacular!

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Believe it or not, we’re in YEAR 15 of the oldest tradition in the JGT arsenal: the annual Halloween Spooktacular. All questions about demons and goblins and ghouls. Also skeletons. And death. And mayhem. OK, OK, you know what Halloween is, you get the picture. Anyways, gonna be a fun time as always, with lots of candy to giveaway and of course anyone who dresses up earns their team 3 points in the JGTAI (up to 15 points per team). Here’s this week’s schedule:


O’Neals 8 pm

Sidecar 8 pm


Locust Rendezvous 6:15 pm

Founding Fathers 8:30 pm


Industry 6:30 pm

Birra 8 pm

Bards 9:15 pm

JGTAI Scores


Here ya go, our updated scores! Shout out to There’s No I in… who earned 8 points for being the only team to attend my comedy show. AHEM. (cough). AHEM. The NEXT one is November 20th and I would HATE for the rest of you to miss it.

There are still four weeks left to earn points, so if you’re not in the green, you soon can be: there’s a brand new Facebook picture challenge. It’ll be fun to see pics of you guys in the 90s.

Still working on a venue for the big event, but I’ve got a real promising lead for something I think is going to be Ultra-Fun. I hope to announce it on Monday.

Time Change for Quizzo Tonight

Action starts tonight at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15, as usual. But due to the Sixers season opener, we’re going to push the Founding Fathers quiz back to 9:15 p.m. Might also be a bit hectic with seating. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up to be patient as we make the switchover. See ya tonight!

1990s Week Begins Tonight!


It’s all 90s questions, all the time at quizzo this week. Action starts at O’Neals and Sidecar at 8 p.m. On to City Tap House at 10:15. 2 for $20 pizzas. Hope to see ya tonight!

JGT and Chip Host “We Have Fun” on Monday Night

Kweder Crackhead from Johnny Nottingham on Vimeo.

If you would like to hear one of Philly’s most brilliant minds talk about mankind’s 4.5 billion year plan to leave the solar system before the sun blows up, if you want to hear about Johnny’s Little League baseball team (literally the worst one ever assembled in sports history), and if you’d like to hear Philly best rapper try to rhyme over Yacht Rock beats, then DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. Monday at 9 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre. $5 a ticket, and it’s BYO, so feel free to bring booze.

We debuted it last month, and had a ton of fun. An entire crowd clapping and singing along to “Crackhead” by Kenn Kweder was pure magic (above), and Chip and my discussion of an actual riot at one of our shows went quite well.

This month, we’ll talk about another disastrous show we did a while back, we’ll have another crowd sing-a-long, and we’ll work in a bit of trivia. If you are free Monday night, want to be part of something really fun, and want to support local comedy, come check us out.

Quizzo Tonight

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Hey gang, just a heads up about tonight’s quizzes:

Quiz at the Industry at 6:30 is a 100% go. $3 beers, great happy hour specials until 7, terrific food, Name That Tune, and a GREAT opportunity to get a win. Totally wide open.

On to Birra at 8. As of now, we’re on, but with the Birds game coming on, we’ll play it by ear. If we get a decent crowd out for the quiz, we’ll do it. If not, we’ll come back next week. Bards at 9:15 is also a GO for tonight. Hard to know what to expect. If it’s a rabid Eagles following that will lose their shit if they turn off the audio, we may can it, but it’s not a huge sports bar so I think it will be OK. Either way, if you’re looking for GUARANTEED action tonight, I’d go with the Industry.

As for the shirt above, before there were the Eagles, there were the Frankford Yellow Jackets. Philly’s first NFL team played in the Northeast and actually won the 1926 NFL title. If you’re interested in the shirt, click here, and as always, you get free shipping with the checkout code “Quizzo”.

Quizzo Tonight

We kick it off at Industry at 6:30. Great shot to get a win in the JGTAI, and $3 local beers. On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Boots Boccuti. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. Make it happen!

Quizzo Tonight

Kick it off at Locust Rendezvous at 6:15, on to Founding Fathers at 8:30, and the debut of the Fishtown Brewpub quiz tonight at 9 pm. Hope to see ya tonight!

$3 Beers, Great Shot at a Win Tonight

We kick it off tonight at Industry at 6:30. $3 local beers and a great shot at a win. On to Birra at 8 p.m., hosted by Boots. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15. Hope to see ya tonight!

Name That Tune Returns to Industry Tonight!


We kick it off at Industry at 6:30. We’ll have Name That Tune and $3 drafts. On to Birra at 8 with Boots Boccuti. It’s been hoppin’ the past few weeks. We wrap it up at Bards at 9:15. See ya tonight!

Quizzo This Week


We enter Week 3 of the JGTAI, where we’ll start to separate the wheat from the chaff. The cream starts rising to the top. A penny saved is a penny earned. Bite the bullet! Break the ice!

Where were we? Oh right, this week at quizzo. Alright, so we’ve got 8 spots on the agenda, and a very good quiz. The Wild Card round will be on Saturn. Here’s a look at the current scene at each bar.

Double Stuffed Oreo has staked a claim as the team to beat at Sidecar. The Jawns and the Dames have been exchanging blows at O’Neals….and remember a $100 gift card if any team can crack 120 points. We were outdoors at City Tap House last week and it was beautiful. Hopefully we can do it again tonight. Had a first time winner at the Locust Rendezvous last week, Hurricane Nancy. Are they a one week wonder or have we added another strong team to an already impressive lineup at the Vous? We’ll soon find out. At Founding Fathers, the toughest team to beat in quizzo, Duane’s World, continues to dominate. If you want to make a name for yourself in the quizzo world, come on out and try to knock these guys off. Looking for a win? Your best bet right now is Industry. Been quiet the past couple of weeks. Birra, meanwhile, has been picking up steam. Nice turnout the past few weeks, which is cool to see. And now that the kids are back in school, the Bards is starting to rock ‘n’ roll. I expect it to be rockin’ this week.

As far as the Invitational, there’s a chance to rack up some points now on Facebook. I’ll have a full, up to date scoreboard up this weekend.

Quizzo at Fightown Hops Tonight


Boots Boccuti hosts tonight. Beautiful night to be outdoors. Action starts at 6 p.m.

5 Reasons You Should Attend Our Comedy Show Tonight


Chip Chantry and I are hosting a comedy/variety show tonight at Good Good Comedy Theatre at 9 p.m. You should be there!

1) It’s going to be a very good show. Chip and I both take pride in putting on a solid show, though we already did most of the legwork: we’ve got two extremely funny comedians for the show and a terrific musical guest. This is gonna be a lot of fun. You’ll also get to hear us talk about the time we did a comedy show in the midst of a riot.

2) Our musical guest is Kenn Kweder, m****r f*****s! As most of you know by now, Chip and I are huge Kweder fans, and we’re psyched out of our minds to have a rock legend with us for the first show. Here’s an interview I did with him a few years ago. Truly a Philly icon.

3) Come see Abby Rosenquist perform. She was the winner of Philly’s Funniest 2017 at Helium, and she is hilarious. We’ll also have the very funny Andrew Orolfo out of San Fran opening the show.

4) Check out the Good Good Comedy Theatre. If you haven’t been here yet, you really should. Started a couple of years ago after founders Aaron Nevins and Kate Banford raised the money via kickstarter, it is a really, really cool place to see a show, and proof that Philly’s underground comedy scene is alive and well. And it’s right in the heart of Chinatown, so you can grab something awesome to eat right before or after the show.

5) Support me, you bastards! What do you think I am, some sort of trivia robot, only existing to rattle off questions to you all the time? You think that’s all I’m capable of? (Smacks you). I’m a man, damnit! With feelings! And other, non trivia-specific skills! (Also, because let’s face it all you care about is trivia, there will be a trivia element to the show.)

Action starts at 9 p.m. at Good Good Comedy Theatre. Hope to see you there!

Quizzo Tonight

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Action starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Boots hosts at Birra at 8. And I move to Bards at 9:15. If you want to get a win, this is the night to do it! Furthermore, I’m giving bonus JGTAI points for whoever has the best Ted Cruz related team name. Make it happen!