Yes! Our last show (for now) at The Cutting Room was a raging success, my friends. Despite the rain and the doldrums of August, a full house was present for another edition of NYC's favorite live quiz show, the first New York edition of the post-#BQTonTV era. Thank you for being there…and an extra-special thank you to the bachelorette party that made the BQT the centerpiece of their pre-martimonial revelry. Good luck, Aviva! Hope your financé isn't as dorky as I am and didn't insist on pointing out that your name is a palindrome the first time he met you!
While we're at it other good SAPs: That color-coded U.S. map indicated levels of cronut shortages nationwide, per capita; the clip in the "Sitcom Jokes—And Nothing But" audio round featuring folks chatting about the devil was from Friends (of Satan); the seven-letter word in the titles of both a new HBO movie and a new Comedy Central series is Fuckyou. And thanks for all the love for the new edition of the Same-Name Movie Music Mash-Up (we discovered that Coolio and Raquel Welch have something in common), plus the sitcom-jokes audio puzzle (in which we heard the exact moment Tom Hanks fell in love with his wife).
And the Buzzertastic Finale: Despite impressive showings from newcomer and seminewcomer teams (including the optimistically named the Dynasty Starts Tonight and winners for best new squad, Visit Brooklyn), it boiled down to some of our usual cohorts: the two winningest teams in BQT NYC history, the Fantastic Fournicators (fresh off a TV show victory last Sunday) and Incontinental Congress, along with proudly returning contenders the Fat Kids. At least IC sent up one of their least-finale-seen members, Amanda (yay, estrogen in the finale!), and after a tied game, she won it with some sweet knowledge about the place of origin of people known as Haligonians.
1. Incontinental Congress
2. Fat Kids Are Just Swollen
3. Fantastic Fournicators
4. Cash Cab 4 Cutie
5. The Dynasty Starts Tonight
6. Visit Brooklyn
7. Gerard Depardouche
8. Carlos Dangerously
9. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me'Shell Ndegeocello!
10. Things Are Nice
NEXT: Starting in September—September 3, to be exact, less than three weeks away—we'll be making a stand at a fantastic new venue, SubCulture (conveniently located at Bleecker and Lafayette Streets). Tickets and details here. Also, just today we confirmed a very special event for late October; no details yet, but take a wild flying guess what the theme will be. And hey—two more episodes of #BQTonTV! Everything you need to complete your life is right here.