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The only thing as hot as Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers at the World Cafe live on Sunday night was Where's You Ten Points Now( aka Where's Johnny, below), who got the first 47 questions correct in Quizzo Bowl 2 on their way to a second consecutive Quizzo Bowl victory. The team, who had been featured in a recent City Paper article, came in talking smack, and then completely backed it up, missing only the final question of regulation. Had they answered the 48th question correctly, they would have become only the second team in Johnny Goodtimes quizzo history to record a perfect score in a quizzo game. The only team to do so, The Sofa Kingdom, had come into last night's match up with high hopes, and were visibly shaken by their fourth place finish. The Kingdom won Beat the Champs in August fair and square, not even needing the ten point buffer.
The Cracked Eggheads (below) were one of only four teams to answer the final question correctly and the ten pointer thrusted them into second place. Who's Your Daddy (aka The Jams) could have actually pulled off the comeback victory had they gotten that question correct. They finished in third.
But the evening was about more than just questions and answers. The night began with the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band, who sounded terrific. It continued with Johnny coming out of retirement (for one night only!) to rap, audaciously sampling a Biggie Smalls beat to lay down, "I Love It When You Call Me Quiz Poppa." Then, following Round One, came what was for many the highlight of the evening. I'm not exactly a music afficianardo, but I've heard my fair share of live tunes, and I have yet to find conclusive proof that there is a better band in Philadelphia than Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers. Their smooth soul sounds rocked the World Cafe Live throughout the evening. At halftime, Norm Klar appeared on stage, and did his unique and hilarious "Magic Show" which was distinctive for it's lack of successful magic tricks. The lovely Ginger assisted in prize giveaways and judging throughout the evening. Finally, I wanna give a shout out to local comedian Chip Chantry and my mom, who were the other two judges. All in all, I had a blast last night. I hope you guys did as well. Click below to find out how you team stacked up in the final standings, and feel free to provide your favorite (and least favorite) moments of Quizzo Bowl 2 in the comments section below.
|where's your 10 pts tonite?||131|
|who's your daddy?!||122|
|he bite me in my bagina…||114|
|wormser's a real whiz in a.||113|
|die david, dye!||111|
|add gravy $2||105|
|nj&hamas; perfect together||101|
|L lebowski urban achievers||98|
|bang the nun slowly||96|
|always fade out in a montg||94|
|the $10 wings||91|
|w virginia mine inspectors||87|
|stickin it to the man||85|
|rejected as rocky 6 extras||84|
|where are jane and pete?||83|
|kobe takes it to the hole||79|
|artist, phil, engin & then so||74|
|the axis of evel knievel||74|
|statler and waldorff||73|
|my dad has anamazing bod||71|
|team america, f%k yeah!||70|
|young and all stars||64|
|the cleveland steamers||61|
Hey gang...Just want to thank all of you guys for coming out last night. I had a great time, and I really hope you did as well. I'll be back with a rap up and all of the scores a little later. First I gotta grab some breakfast with my mom and pops. Holla at ya soon!
If you bought your team's tickets, but have extra players joining you, I highly advise your new teammates call today to reserve their seats! They are selling seats at tables that aren't filled, so be sure to call asap! 215-222-1400 x1 will get you the box office, and you can order your seats over the phone. They are gonna cost the same over the phone or in person tommorrow, $13, so make sure you get your seats today!!! The doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Quizzo will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Don't follow Johnny's example and come strolling in 15 minutes late! I will not go back over the questions after round one once I am done reading them. Oh, and I got an email this morning that read, "We cure any desease!" Apparently, misspelling isn't a disease.
Yes, there are some tickets left for Quizzo Bowl 2. I believe there are four tables left. Don't take a chance and wait until game day! Your tix are gonna cost the same either way, so order now to secure your team a spot! To order your tickets, click here. I know it says 7:00 p.m., but the show begins at 6:30 p.m., so be there then. Sorry I'm signing in so late, but I had a private gig this morning, and just got home. Still got a lot of preparing to do for QB 2, so I'll get the stories of this week's winners as soon as possible. Thanks-JGT
Keith Galle is the banjo player for the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band, who will be opening the show at Quizzo Bowl 2.
1) When did you start playing the banjo? Why the banjo?
7 years ago+-. Long story, short - Because guitar players are everywhere.
2) How long has the band been together?
3) What other types of music do you like?
Seriously...? Bulgarian Choir is my latest CD purchase.
4) What's the most embarrassing album you have in your collection?
Tom Scott - Reed My Lips
5) If you could have dinner with any two famous philadelphians, who would
they be and why?
Jim Coleman, because I like to eat and talk about food.
Maiken Scott, because she's interesting. (Scott is a radio producer at WHYY/FM. She promotes shows in the Philadelphia area and runs Surreal Sound.)
Today's City Paper has a write up about Quizzo Bowl 2. As if you needed any more ammo to hate on Where's Johnny and the Sofa Kingdom, they are featured in the article. Also, tickets sales to Quizzo Bowl 2 have started to take off. There is a pretty decent chance we could have a sell out. Therefore I encourage you to buy your tickets tonight at quizzo (Good Dog at 8, Bards at 10:15). Even if you don't play tonight, you can swing by and pick up tix. Otherwise, you can buy them online, although they are a little more expensive that way.
Marigold Kitchen, which has gotten a glowing reviews in the Philadelphia Weekly and in the City Paper, has been generous enough to give a $50 gift certificate to the cause, and it will be one of the prizes raffled off at Quizzo Bowl 2, in addition to these prizes we're already offering!
Johnny went outfit shopping for Quizzo Bowl 2 today, and let me just tell you this: I am advising all ladies to bring a cool, damp cloth to wipe off their foreheads, because when Johnny takes the stage, the temperature in the room is going to rise about 25-30 degrees. I am not bragging. This is simply a Public Service Announcement, so that we don't have a bunch of screaming, fainting females ruining the fun for everyone else.
Hey gang, I've got some really cool FREE stuff to raffle off at Quizzo Bowl 2. I have 10 complimentary passes to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, which will include tickets to the 4-D Deep Sea Theater. I also am giving away four tickets to see the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. I have four passes to the Franklin Institute, which each include a free ticket to see an IMAX. And Barrister's Bar and Grille is supplying a $50 gift certificate. Best of all, you don't have to be on the winning team to win any of this stuff, you just gotta be at Quizzo Bowl 2!
It has been firmly established at this time that Johnny will not be rapping at Quizzo Bowl 2. There is simply no chance of it. But if he did, what do you think he should rap? Any songs in particular you would have like to have heard Johnny rap? You won't hear him rap them, of course, because his rap career is over, and that is final. But it doesn't hurt to create hypotheticals, does it? Post below in comments you would have liked to have heard Johnny rap before he retired from the game.
Alright, here's some FAQ's regarding Quizzo Bowl 2:
Are all the questions going to be about the Super Bowl?
No, there will be very few questions about the Super Bowl. This is going to be a general quizzo, very similar to the usual quizzo, except with lots of prizes (I'l tell you tommorrow what they are), cash and glory for the winner, and two live bands and a magician.
How many players on a team?
Up to 8, same as usual. Though I'm sometimes lenient with teams of nine at regular quizzo, I will not be at this one. There would be picketers outside of future quizzoes if a team of nine won Quizzo Bowl.
What time should I show up?
Doors open at 6, and I would show up no later than 6:30 p.m. That's when the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band takes the stage.
What time do you think we'll be done?
I'm aiming to be done at 9:30 p.m., but it depends on the size of the crowd. We will be done no later than 10 p.m.
Will you be wearing a garish outfit for this event, Johnny?
Absolutely not. I will be dressed very conservatively.
Why would I bother attending this one, when I can just play for free anywhere else?
Because this is going to be unlike any quizzo you've ever been a part of. This, to me, is a huge party in which we bring together all of the quizzo teams from all the different bars around the city for one night a year. It is a celebration of our unique community, something found nowhere else in the country. There is no Quizzo Bowl in NYC, DC, or LA. I have tried hard to keep the ticket cost low and the entertainment value high. I honestly do not think you will find a better bargain for $10 in Philadelphia this year.
How much are tickets?
$10 if you buy them from me at quizzo or by going by the World Cafe Live before the day of the show. THye are $13 if you buy them online (due to processing fee) or on the day of the show.
Will you be rapping at this event, Johnny?
I can't believe you had the nerve to ask me that question. I have made it abundantly clear that my rapping days are done. No, I will absolutely, unequivacally NOT be rapping at this event.
Norm Klar, who has opened for the likes of Tim Allen, Emo Phillips, and Soupy Sales, will be providing halftime entertainment at Quizzo Bowl 2! Klar, "The Man Who Does for Magic What Michael Jackson Does for Cosmetic Surgery", has made numerous appearances in Atlantic City, and will be appearing at the World Cafe Live exclusively for Quizzo Bowl 2. "I saw Klar's performance a couple of years ago, and it was so awesome that I thought of him when I was trying to figure out what to do for halftime a few weeks ago," said Goodtimes. "This is really a once in a lifetime opportunity for people in Philly to hear two of the best bands in town (the Philadelphia Bluegrass Band and Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers) and see the best magician in town for only ten bucks a pop. Plus they'll have the opportunity to win $450 in cash and lots of prizes. This is going to be an absolutely incredible event."
The Philadelphia Bluegrass Band has signed on to join the festivities at Quizzo Bowl 2, and will opening the show! "I am exremely excited to have one of the most popular bluegrass bands in Philly opening Quizzo Bowl 2," said Johnny Goodtimes from his yacht in the Meditteranean. "I try to find new and different kinds of music for each of the big events, and I think that these guys and Nate Wiley together are going to make for a night of not only great quizzo, but of outstanding music as well." Tickets to Quizzo Bowl 2 can be purchased from Johnny at quizzo for $10, or ordered online by clicking here. Maximum team size for the event is eight.
Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers are back, and will be filling the World Cafe Live with their sweet jazz and blues sounds during Quizzo Bowl 2. "They were a huge hit the first time around, and when I did a poll on the website asking if people wanted them back for Quizzo Bowl 2, over 90% of respondants said yes. So this was a no brainer." Johnny added that he has also added an act for halftime that he will be revealing later. Tickets for Quizzo Bowl 2 are available by either clicking here or by attending one of JGT's quizzoes this week, where he will be selling them for only $10 a pop.
RELATED: City Paper article about Nate WIley and the Crowd Pleasers.
Here is where we currently stand, just so everyone is aware. Quizzo Bowl 2 will be taking place at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street) on Sunday, January 29th. The doors open at 6, the opening act will go on at 6:30, and the quizzo will begin at 7:00 p.m. We aim to have the show completed by 9:45 p.m., though we ain't making no guarantees. The show we had last January was a blast, the one we had in August was even better, and I expect this to be even better than that. The legendary Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers will be providing between round entertainment. If you have not seen these guys, you simply have to go to Quizzo Bowl 2. I am still in talks with various entities regarding the halftime show. I will make you aware as soon as I ink a deal. There is almost no chance that Johnny will be performing a rap at this event. His rap days are done.
Tickets are $10 if you buy them from Johnny, who has them on him at quizzo, or $13 if you buy them online. That is because there is a processing fee for online purchases. I am selling seats on the first two rows, so if you wanna front row seat, buy your tix soon. They have already started selling. The prizes for first and second are the same as last year. $300 for first, $150 for 2nd. The reason I didn't raise ticket prices and offer a bigger cash bonus? I was scared that a price raise would scare off the heart and soul of this operation, which consists of people who are in it more for the fun than the glory. I want those people to have an affordable evening of good music, good food, and of course Goodtimes. And yes, I think that $300 cash (and untold glory) still makes it worthwhile for those teams who have a legitimate shot at winning. In addition, there are going to be a bunch of other prizes offered throughout the evening. I really think that this is going to be an unforgettable event, and I look forward to seeing you all there! If you have any questions at all about Quizzo Bowl, feel free to leave them in the comments section below or send me an email.
Tickets for the quizzo event of the year go on sale today at 3 p.m. on the World Cafe Live website, and tonight at Sports Quizzo! Due to a processing fee, they will be more expensive ($13) if you buy them online. However, if you buy them from me, they will be the same price as last year, $10. I will have tickets on me tonight at sports quizzo and at all of my quizzoes throughout the week. The tables will be first come, first serve, so the earlier you buy a ticket, the better your chances of picking out whatever seat you want. There will be more info about QB 2 on the site tommorrow.
The rumors are true! No, not the ones about me and the stripper with scurvy (seriously, those are only rumors. You can't prove anything!). The ones about Quizzo Bowl 2. Though details are still a bit sketchy, here is the next nugget of information I can give out. It will be held on January 29th at the World Cafe Live. I will let you know ticketing info on Monday, so check back then.
Hey gang, I'm sorry I couldn't let everybody know what their score was last night, but it just would have taken forever. So here are the final standings. Also, I'll try to get everything caught up (last week's stories, etc.) as soon as possible. I got a little backed up trying to put QBI together. Thanks for your patience!
|3.||Count of Monte Quizzo||131|
|4.||Lies Make the Baby Jesus Cry||124|
|5.||We're your daddy||120|
|7.||Eastern European Porn Alliance||117|
|9.||Dan's Adult Playground||114|
|11.||Chris and the Quizhoes||113|
|15.||Two ton Wombat||109|
|15.||What Would Terry Gross Drive||109|
|17.||Spiro Agnew Got a Raw Deal||108|
|17.||Trial By Cheese||108|
|20.||Hef Called, He Wants His Jacket Back||107|
|21.||Fat Albert Killed Reggie White||106|
|22.||I voted in the Iraqui Elections, and all I got was this shrapnel in my head||105|
|24.||Big Ass Pie||104|
|26.||I Love My Hands...In My Pants||102|
|27.||Ken Jennings is our Bitch||101|
|31.||Paul McCartney's Tear Away Cod Piece||93|
|32.||Quizzo Is For Losers||92|
|34.||Ho In the Wall||89|
|35.||La Salsa Caliente||87|
|37.||Barrel O' Monkeyz||84|
|40.||Special Ed Ed||79|
|41.||Bagdaddy's a Winner||77|
There's Johnny proved to know more useless knowledge than anyone else in Philadelphia, edging out the Sofa Kingdom and knocking off 41 other teams at a packed World Cafe Live on Sunday night. The Johnnies had to overcome a five point deficit heading into the final round to edge the Kingdom (below), 141-136.
Johnny Goodtimes, whose hair looked absolutely terrific, emceed the event, which also featured performances from the Man In Black, bellydancer Najia (Ern's highlight of the evening), and Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers (below). Rosemary Fiki kicked off the Quizzo Bowl with a stirring rendition of "God Bless America".
The Count of Monte Quizzo (below) finished third with a score of 131. There were 15 questions per round instead of the usual 10, thus the high scores. A perfect score would have been a 174. Heff Called, He Wants His Jacket Back won best team name, while Los Nachorinas won a free bottle of really bad champagne for finishing with the worst score, a 76.
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There's Johnny wins Quizzo Bowl I. (Story coming shortly)
Alright, gang, here's the lineup for the big show tommorrow:
6:00 p.m. Doors Open
6:15 p.m. Man in Black takes the stage
6:50 p.m. Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers play
7:20 p.m. Johnny takes the stage
7:30 p.m. Quizzo Bowl I begins
8:30 p.m. Halftime Bellydancer
10:30 p.m. Announce winners
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There are still a few more seats left! In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible, we are opening the mezzanine area. There are also a few more seats left at the bar. If you are a small team (less than seven), please take the bar seats.
Buy Tickets Now.
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Quizzo Bowl I and a swanky picture of Johnny makes the A-List in Philadelphia Weekly.
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Classic Philadelphia jazz band Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers have been added as performers at Quizzo Bowl I. Probably most widely known for their performances at Bob & Barbara's, Nate Wiley and the Crowd Pleasers have been doing that pleasing for decades. Check out more on Nate in this City Paper article.
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Here's a few questions a lot of people have about Quizzo Bowl. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me. You can order tickets here.
1. Will it only be questions about the Superbowl?
Absolutely not. This will be just like a regular quizzo, running the gamut from entertainment to history to science, with perhaps a few Super Bowl questions.
2. What's the team size limit?
Eight players on a team is the limit. No exceptions.
3. What are you going to do about cheating?
It will probably be a "Big Brother" type thing, where if you see another team cheating, report it to me and I'll have a word with the team in question. If it happens twice, that team is eliminated. I'll also have "spies" in the crowd.
4. Can I get my tickets at the door?
Yes, but they do cost $12 at the door, $10 beforehand.
5. What's the best way for us to order tickets?
I would suggest one player on the team order for everyone online, that way you are assured of everyone having the same table. Then have everyone pay them back.
6. How many questions are there going to be?
To be honest, I have yet to decide whether there will be 40 or 50 questions. There will be no more than 50.
7. Did you say bellydancers?
Yes. The Halftime show will include bellydancers. I'll give you more info as soon as I have officially signed the one I want.
8. Does this place have a bar?
Yes, this is a bar. In fact, if you plan on not drinking and not eating any food, I encourage you not to attend. I mean, I have no problem with people not wanting to drink booze, but if you don't I do ask you to grab a bite to eat at least. Here's why: I have been hired by this bar to bring people in, obviously in the hopes of creating revenue. I would really like to host more shows at this venue in the future. If everybody comes after they already ate and drinks water, I won't be asked back. It's that simple.
9. Is it $300 for the winner or $500 for the winner?
It's $300 cash for the winner, $125 cash for 2nd, $50 gift certificate for 3rd, and $25 gift certificate for fourth, making up a total purse of $500.
10. Can I just watch and not play?
No. Why would you? It's still going to be fun, whether or not you have a chance of finishing first. Plus, it's been my experience that people who are not playing are a lot more likely to shout out answers.
11. What time does it start?
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The festivities will probably begin around 6:30 p.m., with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
12. Is it gonna be fun, even if my team has no real shot of winning?
Have you ever been to an event that included belly dancers that wasn't fun? Yes, we'll have raffles and things like that too, so you don't have to win the quizzo to walk out with something kool.
Tickets to Quizzo Bowl I are now on sale!!! Tix are only $10 (it says $7, but there is also a $3 ticketing fee)in advance, $12 at the door. You also get your choice of seating by ordering on the website. Also, in answer to a question I've been getting a lot, maximum team size is eight players, no exceptions. Finally, if you have four or fewer, please grab a four top or share an eight that another fourtop has already grabbed. It will just help us keep organized on the night of the event. Thanks.
Here's where Quizzo Bowl I, the most prestigious event in the long, storied history of quizzo, currently stands: It will be held Sunday, January 30th at the World Cafe Live, located on 3025 Walnut Street. The doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, and there is a purse of $500. There will also be giveaways throughout the night, and live music! It's going to be, in the words of one of my college roommates, "totally killer, dude"! By the way, there will be no NFL playoff games on that day.
Buy tickets online and save $2.