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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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They Quiz Gilmores, Don't They?
Knickerbocker

Quips and quibbles and so many quements were had last night at the redux of Oy, With the Questions Already! a Gilmore Girls quiz! The Chicago chapter of The Life and Death Brigade, The Puffs, and Kirk's Fan Club showed up en force at Sedgwick's Bar & Grill to rally for a massive cash prize of nearly $200 and rally they did. Whoa boy, the rallying! Oy with the rallying, already!I will say that the room was full of exceptionally smart people who caught on quickly to the game, listened attentively to every question, and only asked a few nagging questions throughout. For a night of 22 teams (!) that's very impressive.
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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Andy-ven Though I Know How Very Far Apart We Are
Amber

When I was in 6th grad I had a crush on a shaggy-haired soccer player named Andy.  We were sat together at some point and he started playing Hangman with me, because I guess that was more fun than class.  He would make a puzzle and pass it to me to solve, then I would make one for him.  This went on for several days before I got the courage to make a puzzle which spelled, “Do you want to come to my softball game?”  His next puzzle was 2 letters long.  Thus ended our Hangman days.  All this to say, Andy will be back next week.  Thanks for letting me play with you this week.It was a strong game, with Inside Locomotive
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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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My Feminist Hat
Andyways

Shout Out To Jenni: She gave me this cool trucker’s cap I’ve been wearing semi-frequently since she wore it to the Women’s March a few weeks ago. It’s a nice way to tell everyone on the CTA who they’re fucking with - a liberal bearded bespectacled white dude. Thanks again!Two weeks sober: Thanks to some antibiotics prescribed in response to my sickliness last week, this is two straight weeks of not drinking while hosting quiz. This is unprecedented. And while I’m not opposed to not drinking - who doesn’t consider quitting when they’re hungover? - it feels so wrong to not live up to the name of this
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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One Month Down and Never Getting Out
Andyways

It’s not all infuriating news: As usual, America’s true Queen decided to bless the world with a pregnancy announcement-times-two. Let’s all keep enjoying Lemonade - it’s probably all we’re going to get for another year or so.Drinking Water: I kept myself sober all night for the first time in who knows when because of a nasty cold/flu that I’ve been fighting and recovering from since the weekend. It’s not that my body is a temple. To paraphrase a thing I saw on Twitter, my body is a forest that occasionally needs to burn itself down to regrow. I don’t know if the metaphor holds up entirely, but I like
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The R.E.M. of Facts
Andyways

Whitney Houston: …once sang that the children are the future. But if that were true, why are they so young looking? If they’re “the future,” shouldn’t they look older than me? I look at a child and I think, “You’re how I used to be! Quit living in the past!”How many children do I have?: Zero. Why do you ask? Let’s get back to the quiz…: OK, fine. We had an astounding 22 teams play tonight, which is definitely the most number of teams that’s been at Sedgwick’s since the last Harry Potter quiz. Unfortunately for some, this quiz had very few J.K. Rowling questions
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Stop Booing Everything!
Andyways

We all need an escape: I know I was damn grateful to come to the friendly confines of Sedgwick’s after a long and difficult day at one of my other jobs. (Oh, what my life would be like if I could somehow live off doing quizzes nightly… I mean, my liver would hate it.) It’s been great to see all you regulars and newcomers making this a part of your week. How many teams played this week? We had 14 on the scoresheet, although that includes a team that left early, a team that came late, and a team that - I can’t believe I’m typing this - actually followed the rules and split into two teams midway
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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The Bearable Meryl
Andyways

Meryl Frigging Streep: Last week, we had a team make a stripping pun out of the name of our most decorated actress. This week, after her Golden Globes speech, we decided that her name is fierce enough on it’s own. It’s only a matter of time before an NBA team changes its name to the Fighting Meryls! J. Edgar Who-ver?: You’d think knowing all we know now about the notorious J. Edgar Hoover - his racism, his hypocrisy - that he wouldn’t have a building still named after him in Washington D.C. Oh no, Donald Trump is going to rename a bunch of shit after himself… Ugh. Molly!:
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Jan 04, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Here We Go Gathering Nuts
Andyways

The Ruskies Are Coming!: Well, maybe just the one who played on the team Bb-Cat. They were the great team that unfortunately could not stay for the entire quiz, which is even more sad when you realize the actual Russian missed the chance to hear so many attempts at her accent in Round 7. How many teams played?: Nine teams, including Bb-Cat, answering questions about nuts, working out, bees, and animal penises. Animal Penises: That’s all anyone is going to remember about that one round. Who won the quiz?: Neal McBeal the Navy Seal! Don’t steal his
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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All I Do Is Dream Of You
Andyways

Death, Death, Everywhere: Because this year can’t end without taking a few more famous people, we had the great displeasure of learning right before the quiz started that Debbie Reynolds, perhaps most famous for Singin’ in the Rain and being Carrie Fisher’s mom, had passed away just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. I could make some cliche joke about how Aged Celebrity X, Y, and Z should watch their backs, but I think the real lesson in all this public-figure grief is to cherish the people you love while they’re around to receive that love. That Said: When you do make that list of Aged
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Have An Anatomical Christmas
Andyways

Let’s try a new format: Because I say so! How many teams?: Eight of them, answering questions about gifts, Christmas birthdays, TV Christmas specials, and of course, hoes. Favorite team name?: Gotta go with Rogue Fun: A Christmas Story. They put us in the Christmas sprit by reminding us of a movie in which a lot of people die. I mean, I know a lot of people die in other Star Wars movies, but, like, still… More Rogue One thoughts: I didn’t like it as much as The Force Awakens. There weren’t nearly as many
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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How Many Licks?
Andyways

Personally speaking, the sad thing about Alan Thicke’s sudden death this week is that the first thing that popped in my head upon hearing the news was not his TV appearances, his music, or his son’s weird career. It was comedian Paul F. Tompkin’s impression of him that occasionally appears on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast. More specifically, it’s “Alan’s” tremendous failure at freestyle rapping on that podcast. Go ahead and give this whole clip a listen. I’ll wait. https://youtu.be/wkjaMKBWAZg Anyway, we’ll miss you Alan, especially our winners with the dark-humor-award worthy name
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
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A Michael Bay Film Which Will Live in Infamy
Andyways

It seems so weird that this of all years in the momentous 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Not to say the death of 2,403 Americans is equivalent to the election of a narcissistic sex criminal, but it feels, at best, awkward to think that we’re in store of potential many more dates of infamy. Sigh. At least we can drown our sorrows with screenings of From Here to Eternity. And of course, we can distract ourselves with quiz! That’s what six fine teams did at least, answering questions about Nintendo, Christmas carols, and mac and cheese - hey, that’ll always make me feel better, no matter how stupid our government gets!
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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They Say More Like Hipsters Who Drink
Andyways

My family used to call me Fidel. It’s true. I was really into wearing that Army-cadet cap he wore as part of his uniform. Did I wear it Thanksgiving weekend after news broke of his death? No comment. Did it get a laugh from my family at the dinner table? I SAID NO COMMENT! Anyway, the late dictator came up quite a lot for the 12-ish teams in tonight’s quiz, which also featured questions on love songs, tearful goodbyes, and deviled eggs. See, this is why when people ask, “What kind of trivia is this?” the only appropriate response is, “All kinds.” Our first place team are no strangers to winning the quiz. As
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Beer Cancer
Andyways

Even though they got third place, it’s only right to start this off by shouting out Bear Necessities. They’re not just a quiz team - they’re an organization dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Sedgwick’s is donating some of their sales proceeds to their organization over the next few weeks, and gosh darn it, who wouldn’t want to drink more if it meant raising money to help cure cancer? That’s not a knock against the three-and-a-half other teams we came out on an unseasonably warm November night to answer questions about R-rated comedies, November birthdays, and balls. Sports balls to be precise.
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Nov 09, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Now That I’m Back, Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here!
Andyways

It’s weird how three weeks of quiz hiatus due to a historic MLB post-season is all but forgotten thanks to the latest battle in the idealogical war between city folk and country folk. But that said, it was really, really nice to be back at Sedgwick’s, asking your questions, grading your answers, and mumbling anti-Drumpf things into a microphone. And why was it really nice? Because of you seven teams who came out to answer questions about travel (brought to you by Lonely Planet and the Book Cellar), famous heirs, and losers (no, not her.) You know who was the very opposite of a loser? Our first place team Danke Memes DON’T
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.


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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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You Should've Gone With Lets Get Quizzical
Andyways

I recently realized that I’ve worked for Geeks Who Drink longer than any company since I’ve graduated college. That kind of time means I’ve perhaps become a little too jaded by the obvious and hacky joke team names we quizmasters use as short hand for “ugh, not these people again.” So my apologies to the team that for one round, changed their name to Trivia Newton Go Fuck Yourself. That said, that’s a much better team name, right? We had nine additional teams, some with worse names, show of their knowledge of grammar, pop hits, clowns and famous former Iowans. And it was a close match to the very end. But one
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Andy is a musician, writer, comedian and quizmaster who enjoys pizzas and stout beers. His beard has been called a pillar of its community.