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Hangin’ out for more Trivia

By Disposable 18 November 2008 23

Hey Guys.

I was hoping somebody might be able to help my partner and I find some more trivia nights in Canberra?

We already go to the fabulous Trivia in the Trams at the Dickson Tradies on Monday nights and would like to find a few more regular nights to attend.

Go easy on me, I’m a newbie.


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poptop 8:17 pm 21 Nov 08

Go and tell them how to operate the cross bench . . .

ACT Greens End of Year Trivia Night

Come and celebrate a great year for the ACT Greens with an end of year trivia night.

There will be lots of prizes, lots of questions and lots of fun to be had!

Details:

When: Friday 12th December – 7pm
Where: Majura Community Centre – Rosevear Pl, Dickson

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for student/concession. Bookings can be made for individuals or for tables of up to 10 people.

To book call 6247 6305 or e-mail office@act.greens.org.au

Peachy 5:55 pm 19 Nov 08

Holy Grail in Kingston has a pretty packed one each Tuesday.

Granny 1:17 pm 19 Nov 08

I should think not, Jim Jones!

*cough cough*

Well, hopefully I won’t have to book in advance for my tram spot next week …. Thanks a lot, Disposable!!

*chuckle*

You are not from the dreaded “Profound Beauty” / “Table 38” team of annihilation are you?

Jim Jones 10:30 am 19 Nov 08

“yuppie-bogan-types”

I think the phrase you’re looking for is “cubbie” (Cashed Up Bogan).

There are a lot of jokes about tramp stamps, all of which are too crude to relay here.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 10:09 am 19 Nov 08

The Mawson club is full of (for lack of a better derogatory term) yuppie-bogan-types, which is a shame because the club itself has a lot going for it. Don’t ask me where they all come from. All I know is they love two things:

1. tattoos (aka “tramp stamps”)

and

2. shopping at Parliament.

What I wouldn’t give for a suburban bar with a touch of class about it in the Woden/Tuggers district. I won’t be holding my breath.

lux 7:54 am 19 Nov 08

Anthony is very subtle and most of what he does is read the questions – he doesn’t crack needless jokes or wait, foaming at the mouth, for laughs. The crowd at the Mawson provides a lot of their own humour, through their team names and responses to Anthony after a few drinks. (or maybe it’s just my crowd)

The Mawson itself has been going downhill lately though… I used to go every week 2 years – 18 months ago, but my recent trips have been disappointing. The snack menu has been further pared down to contain only chips and wedges and a few other overpriced dishes, the drinks list has been changed and the service is appalling (and the staff used to be all so good looking!! Now, not so much.) Plus, you can’t just rock up and get your mate to sign you in anymore – you must join the club for $5.00.

Gerry-Built 2:18 am 19 Nov 08

fnaah @ #4 : Mr Anthony Ackroyd funny? Methinks not! only so many jokes one (past adolescence) can find amusing about ‘clams’ and ‘fish’…

Granny 11:07 pm 18 Nov 08

Not to forget his ravishing barrel girl ….

; )

eatthatfrog 10:34 pm 18 Nov 08

Yep, Overhead does run a good trivia night. There’s a decent trivia down at Southern Cross Club in Tuggeranong – but the questions are off the shelf.

Vic Bitterman 6:54 pm 18 Nov 08

Thursday evening at Olims.

Granny 3:23 pm 18 Nov 08

Overheard said :

And did you know that ‘Show me the money’ is a catch-cry from that famous Tom Cruise film: “Eddy McGuire’?

Okay, that’s it, Overheard! Shut up!! Just shut up I tell you! How embarrassment!

*chuckle*

sbugden 3:12 pm 18 Nov 08

Eastlake football club in Kingston has one every Thursday night starts at 7.30 has only been going for a few months but each week seems to be getting bigger.

gertel 12:32 pm 18 Nov 08

Wednesday nights @ Italio-Australian Club Forrest and Thursday nights @ McKellar Wests – both serve meals if you like to eat dinner while exercising your brain and I think both start around the 7pm mark.

Overheard 12:23 pm 18 Nov 08

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

I’ve been to most of them – unforunately none are particularly good. The “comedy” trivia concept at the Mawson has always intruigued me though. Maybe I’ve gotten Anthony on a bad night but I’m yet to witness the “comedy” componenet of the night.

It’s probably bad karma to cast nasturtiums on others in the trade, but on the one of these nights I attended, my group also struggled to identify the ‘comedy’ element. There wasn’t much to laugh at, just the sound of crickets between questions and we left in the first break.

We have a lot of fun on Mondays in the Trams, but that’s mostly from tapping into the creativity and ingenuity of the audience. It will be a long time before I get the scenes from last night of those heavy metal air guitar performances out of my head! And did you know that ‘Show me the money’ is a catch-cry from that famous Tom Cruise film: “Eddy McGuire’?

Next week from 7pm-ish for anyone who wants to join in. Special subject (groan): Impersonations.

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 12:12 pm 18 Nov 08

I’ve been to most of them – unforunately none are particularly good. The “comedy” trivia concept at the Mawson has always intruigued me though. Maybe I’ve gotten Anthony on a bad night but I’m yet to witness the “comedy” componenet of the night.

Disposable 12:00 pm 18 Nov 08

Thanks for all the help guys, looks like we are going to be busy!

BOZO 11:50 am 18 Nov 08

Turner Bowls trivia finished a few months back when Wests went belly up. I think Sthn Cross are going to restart it in the new year.

Holden Caulfield 11:46 am 18 Nov 08

Tony Delroy does one every night, Monday-Friday. Free entry, starts just after midnight on local ABC radio. :p

PM 11:15 am 18 Nov 08

Pot Belly Trivia – tonight and every Tuesday night.

fnaah 10:55 am 18 Nov 08

Comedy trivia with Anthony Ackroyd at the Mawson Club, thursdays from 8ish.

Note that the trivia questions are not *about* comedy, it’s just that they’re delivered in Mr Ackroyd’s inimitable comedic style. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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