Quizzo Bowl XIV! Today’s the Day! Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Well it’s the biggest day of the year for quizzo nerds in Philadelphia. A party supreme. We’re going to have a blast tonight. Here’s everything you need to know.

I have a LITTLE bit of space left. Enough for two more teams. If you want to get your team into the Greatest Quizzo Event on Earth, you can purchase tickets here.

The doors open at 7 p.m. Tables are first come first serve, so the earlier you get there the better table your team gets.

The quiz will begin at 8 p.m. and should end around 11:15 or so (full schedule is below). This isn’t a usual turn and burn quizzo, but hey’s, it’s a Saturday and you got nowhere else to be. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Would love to have you guys let social media knowing what you’re up to. GOTTA EXPAND THE BRAND. Tag any photos you take of the event, or of your team, or of Fastball Bob, with the hashtag #Quizzobowl.

Speaking of which, we’ve got enough photos of me and Bob onstage at World Cafe Live, so instead of a photographer this year, I wanted to a) make myself the official photographer so I could congregate more with the unwashed masses participants and b) crowd source the photography. Be sure to take plenty of photos of your team and of the scene, then post them on our Quizzo Bowl Facebook page. That said, of course no phones out during game play.

Afterparty will be at 24, right down the street from the World Cafe Live. They’re keeping the spot open just for us, and they ‘ll take us from 11:30 until close. They’ll have $2 Miller Lights, $5 Sly Fox, and $5 Yards Pale Ale. They won’t have food, though, so be sure to get fed at World Cafe Live.

As for music, I’m really excited to introduce you guys to the Wallace Brothers. You’re going to dig these guys. Have fun, and I’m hoping we see an upset tonight. Here’s our schedule, subject to change of course. 7:00 Doors

8:00 Event starts, Round One begins
8:30 Round One Ends, video for round two
8:45 Round Two ends, band begins
9:05 Review answers for Round 1 and Round 2
9:15 Round Three begins (video round)
9:30 Round three ends,
9:35 Band does audio round
9:50 Round Four Ends, Band plays
10:10 Review answers to rounds 3 and 4 (Round three video, round four with band)
10:30 Begin Round Five
10:45 Round Five Ends, Band Plays
11:05 Winners announced
11:15. End of show.

Room for 6 More Teams

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Alright folks, we’re at 225 tickets sold, meaning we’ve got room for 6 more teams. If your team wants to partake in the best party in Philly between now and the Super Bowl, I will have tickets on me tonight at Bards at 9:15 p.m. (cash only, but no online fees). Otherwise, you can purchase tickets online here. Gonna be a great show. Can’t wait!

Question of the Week


What Japanese sergeant was found in the jungles of Guam on January 24th, 1972, after hiding for 28 years?

The Eagles Are Trying to Shock the World. Are You?

QB14 from Johnny Nottingham on Vimeo.

Picture this: on January 27th, your team is granted nerd immortality by shocking the world and winning Quizzo Bowl. A week later, the Eagles are granted football immortality by overcoming the odds and winning their first Super Bowl.

But you can’t win if you don’t play. I’ve got room for eight more teams. The glory can be yours. Buy your tickets here or you can pick them up from me this week at my quizzes. The Eagles are taking their shot at glory. Are you?

Quizzo Bowl Afterparty at 24 Cafe!

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Excited to announce that we’ll unwind after Quizzo Bowl with a drink or two at 24, the Garces restaurant just a few blocks down Walnut from the World Cafe Live! A great spot to hang right on the river, and they’ll have drink specials lined up for all quizzo players as well. Gonna be a great night, and there are still a few tickets left, so be sure to get your team together STAT!

Everything You Need to Know About Quizzo Bowl XIV

Screen Shot 2018-01-02 at 3.25.25 PM WHO: Anybody who wants to play. Teams of up to 8 players.

WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XIV, the longest running quizzo event of it’s kind in the Universe. It is a celebration of nerd awesomeness, great music, and a vaudeville spirit. In the past we’ve had breakdancers, glam rock bands, Motown bands, human pretzels, Black Elvis, dancing, singing, Fastball Bob, Chip Chantry, Jeopardy champions, and Johnny Flamethrower. This year we’ll be welcoming the Wallace Brothers, an outlaw country band that you guys will love, and Financial Guru Gregg Gethard.

WHEN: Saturday, January 27th, 2018. Doors open at 7 p.m. Event starts at 8.

WHERE: World Cafe Live. 3025 Walnut Street.

WHY: Why not?

PRIZES: Yes, there will be $1400 worth of prizes for the winning teams (and new this year: a 14th place prize!). There will also be raffles and prizes given away throughout the evening. In the past we’ve given away raffle tickets…this year, inspired by our shithead trash President, we will charge a nominal fee for the tickets, with 100% of money raised being sent to a charity called Hope for Haiti.

IS THERE A THEME? Of course there is. The theme is “Outlaw Country? Best dressed “Cowboy” team wins a gift certificate.

IS THIS THING GOING TO BE ON A BOAT AGAIN THIS YEAR? No, this year’s event will not be on a boat. It will be at the World Cafe Live.


WHERE DO I SIGN UP? You can currently purchase tickets online here. I also have them at my quizzes. Tickets are $25 a pop (plus fees). If you haven’t been before, trust me, it will be well worth it. But do not wait until the last minute. This has sold out in 12 of the previous 13 years.

THE BOAT DIDN’T SELL OUT. No it did not.


WILL THERE BE AN AFTERPARTY? Yes, it will be held at 24 Cafe, the Garces restaurant just a couple of blocks down Walnut from the World Cafe Live.

QB14 from Johnny Nottingham on Vimeo.

WHERE CAN I GET UPDATES AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE EVENT?The Quizzo Bowl Facebook page is live. It will be filled with previous Quizzo Bowl performances, ticket info, old questions, and all sorts of tomfoolery. So be sure to sign up there, and that’ll keep you informed.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TEAM WINS? You win $800, but that’s not the best part. The best part is that you’ll join the ranks of the immortals. Is your team good enough to become the 7th different winner in our 14th year? There’s only one way to find out.

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Quizzo Bowl Flashback: Johnny Flamethrower is in the Building!

Here’s a blast from the past: the Johnny Flamethrower Round at Quizzo Bowl XI (you can find the answers to the questions here). This year’s video round will be hosted by Financial Guru Gregg Gethard…Quizzo Bowl XIV will not only be your chance to be a quizzo immortal, it’s also your chance to gain shrewd financial advice from a man who’s made millions!

Question of the Week


What Viking is considered the first ever King of Norway, ruling from around 872-930?

At Quizzo Bowl XIV, Let’s Get Crazy. Again.

You can purchase tickets here, or you can buy them from me with cash this week at quizzo.

Quizzo Bowl Updates

Some big news on the Quizzo Bowl front…our first band had to back out due to some unforseen circumstances, but don’t worry, we’re keepin’ it outlaw with my favorite country band in Philadelphia, the Wallace Brothers Band. These guys are truly terrific. I’ve been trying to get them in an event for awhile now and I’m excited that we were able to make this happen.

As far as tickets, we’re at 50 sold, which is fairly typical for having two weeks to go. I will have tickets on sale on me next week at quizzo. If you’d like to attend, get your crew together…once again it’s $200 for a table of 8 or $30 per person. I’ll have both varieties of tickets on me next week, payable in cash. If you can’t get them at quizzo, fear not, they are available online (with a $6 surcharge).

In response to this trash president making us as Americans look like stupid assholes, we’re also going to change the game a little bit on raffle tickets this year…instead of free raffle tickets, we’ll have a minimal charge for each one, with 100% of the proceeds going to Hope for Haiti.

Be sure to follow the Bowl on Facebook, and be sure to use the hashtag #Quizzobowl on twitter and facebook.

Question of the Week


What mostly forgotten American adventurer was quite famous in the 1930s before dying at sea on board a Chinese junk called the Sea Dragon in 1939?

Quizzo Bowl Tickets Now On Sale!

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What better day than National Trivia Day than to announce: Quizzo Bowl tickets are now on sale! Same as last year, we’ll be selling them for $200 a table or $30 a person.

And it promises to be quite a hoedown showdown this year, as Outlaw Country and Western legends Billy Ruben and the Colonel’s Pride will be performing between rounds. Favor to ask: don’t let the authorities know that these hard drinkin’, hard livin’ ruffians will be in town. They’ve been on the run from the sheriff since that dust-up in El Paso a few years back.

We’ll also be up to our usual vaudeville hijinks, as Fastball Bob will be there to gum up the works, Financial Advisor Gregg Gethard (author of Cash Dad Trash Dad) will be doling out sound financial advice, and Johnny will try to get his country music career off the ground.

Oh, right, and trivia. Who can forget the trivia? There’s a difference between good trivia and great trivia, and for Quizzo Bowl Johnny filters out all the mailed in nonsense he uses good stuff he uses in his weekly quizzes and distills it down to the GREAT shit. Live music questions, video questions, mind benders; the quiz will be the best one written in America in 2018. Bet on it.

So get your team togther. Minimum team size is 6 and max is 8 (If you have less than 6, it’s OK, but we’ll team you up with another group). You can purchase your tix online, or if you want I’ll have a small number of tickets on me next week at quizzo if you wanna pay in cash.

And if you are playing, we’ll be getting geared up with pics, video, and updates over at Quizzo Bowl XIV on Facebook, so be sure to join us there.


Question of the Week


He was born on January 2nd, 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia, but never learned to speak Russian; he lived in the West Philly from 1942-1945. Who was he?

Quizzo is Back; and It’s Time for Your Team to Warm Up

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Well things are bit chilly out, in case you hadn’t noticed. But we’ll pull through this….if we can just make it to the end of the month! Quizzo Bowl is coming at us fast, with an early kickoff this year. It will go down on January 27th, and we’ll have a ton of new info coming out about it this week. To get your team warmed up, come on out this week. Here’s our schedule:


  • Sidecar 8 pm
  • O’Neals 8 pm


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


  • Birra 8 pm
  • Bards 9:15 pm