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Sedgwick's Bar & Grill
1935 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL
60614
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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Give Us A Chauncy!
Andyways

New dog alert! Quiz teams at Sedgwick’s are no stranger to including canine help from time to time. First (for me) there was Duke. Then, Molly came around. And now, there’s Chauncy! Is that how his name is spelled? I don’t know. But what does it matter when the world gives you two dogs in one bar for a quiz? 80s jams: I don’t know about you, but I want to hear so many more pop songs remixed to sound like they came from MTV circa 1986. Although I suppose Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs probably wouldn’t sound that different… How many teams rocked out? At one point, we had 14 teams, answering
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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, Mar 15, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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May the Madness Be With You
Andyways

Don’t Touch My Bracket Bro! One of the nicer things about not working in a big corporate office anymore is not having to pretend I give a shit about college students getting exploited by a corrupt athletic association. Basketball is fun. But the NCAA is toxic. There’s my unpopular opinion for the week.On a Positive Note: Have you heard the new album by Hurray for the Riff Raff? It’s gorgeous.How many teams played this week? We had 12 teams answering questions about TV shows, Cold War novels, Venus, fields, dreams, and Sottish monarchs.Who won? Molly the dog won! And she’s
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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, Mar 08, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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I Dare You To Understand
Andyways

This week’s political rant: Donating a million dollars to your city’s public school system is a totally excellent thing to do. It’s the kind of thing that puts someone like Chance the Rapper in the category of celebrity I longwindedly label, “I don’t need more reasons to love this person, but there she or he goes again, making me love them more!” (See also: Stephen Colbert and Robyn.) But it’s also so cruel and sad that it’s come to this. Illinois government has underfunded schools for decades - seemingly on purpose, some would argue, just to have the excuse, “Well, why should we fund them more if they’re failing
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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, Mar 01, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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This Year For Lent, I'm Giving Up Corporate Buzzwords
Andyways

No longer an ad-man: It’s been a full week since I was, shall we say, politely told not to come back to my day job anymore. And despite the expected panic attacks, I couldn’t be happier. Have you ever woken up slightly later in the morning on a weekday and thought, “Hey, that thing I was supposed to be doing a week ago? I don’t have to do it anymore!” What a feeling… a feeling no longer brought to you be media buying, confusing acronyms, and pretending to care about the fast food industry."Chelsea Dagger" as a lounge act song: That’s how I like to sing it when the Blackhawks score a goal.How
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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 22, 2017
[Wednesdays @ 8:00 pm]
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We’re Dirt, We Can’t Be Crushed
Andyways

Oh, that fuckboy?: Yes, we’re all happy that a hate-mongering troll resigned from his job and lost his lucrative book deal this week. But let’s not forget that this is only battle in the greater war against bigotry and white-supremacy. The fuckboy may come back. Let’s try and make the world as unaccommodating for his antics as possible.How many teams played this week? We very luckily had 13 teams play the quiz tonight, answering questions about kidnapping, the green party, the French, genital infections, and of course, Jack Reacher.Who won the quiz? Tonight’s winners were a trio of gentlemen
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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
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.