Rooftop Trivia at the Corner Hotel

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For the best pop-culture trivia look no further than the Corner Hotel, hosted by Jess McGuire and George Hatzigeorgiou. Bookings encouraged.

How does Rooftop Trivia work?
Our first round contains film and TV questions, our second round is music based, and our third round contains a mixed bag of film, TV, music and anything else we feel like throwing in – like the utterly daft "Know Your Cheese!" in which we described a cheese and its history, and punters had to identify it. That was an oddly popular series of questions, to be honest.

How would you describe your hosting style?
I host the night alongside the very knowledgeable George H. Our style? Much less chaotic than in the first year or two when we used to take full advantage of our rider. Our trivia is playfully sweary, light-hearted, fun, educational, full of delicious pop culture facts, and only occasionally peppered with colourful threats of violence from me when players refuse to obey the rules. It's packed out week after week and you need to book a table through The Corner Hotel box office so we must be doing something right.

If you had to single out your most fiendishly brilliant question, what would it be?
I live for that moment after we've read a question and there's a brief moment of silence followed by a collective groan due to the fact the answer is on the tip of everybody's tongue but they just can't quite get it. That's extremely satisfying. Personally, I enjoy pretending to be a presenter at the Academy Awards, and after reading out the list of nominees for a particular year's category, observing just how hard it is for folks to remember who actually won Best Actress in 1997, or which film was generally accepted as the greatest movie of 2002. I also like the question "By which name was the country Sri Lanka formerly known?" but mostly because someone once answered "Pre Lanka" and I thought that was an awesome response. (It's Ceylon, for the record.)

What have some of the best team names been?
I think after five years, we've seen every possible pun on the words 'trivia' or 'quiz'. Let's Get Quizzical, Trivia Newton John, Quiz On My Face, Quiztina Aguilera... I really should start writing them down, some are extremely clever.

What do you generally give away to winners?
Booze. A jug of beer for third, a bottle of wine for second and a slab of cheap beer for first place. The night is less about winning glamorous prizes – clearly! – and more about spending a couple of joyous hours with your mates straining your brains to remember details about that cartoon you watched as a kid.

Please complete the following sentence: “By the end of the evening, our trivia night has descended into…”
Sexy madness. Everyone stands up and grabs either their boobs or their bottoms as they participate in a game we like to call “Tits Or Arse”. It's basically flipping a coin and guessing heads or tails, except our slightly liquored up crowd holds their mad cans or their derriere in an attempt to score a jug of beer while 'Shake That Ass Bitch' by Booty Bass blares through the sound system. I imagine it would look a little strange if you were just passing by a window.

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Rooftop Trivia at the Corner Hotel details

The Corner Hotel

57 Swan St

Richmond 3121

Nearby Stations: Richmond; East Richmond

Telephone 9427 7300.

Price FREE
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Date Wed 31 Jul 2013

Open 7.30pm

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