By Courtney Greenberg
Comedians Ben Mills and Dylan Rhymer hosted a European-style trivia night at The Loose Cannon pub this past Sunday.
“So You Think You Can Think?” is an interactive trivia game, influenced by Rhymer’s experience in Europe.
“If you go to England, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand – in most of the colonies this [pub trivia] is part of their culture,” says Rhymer. “It’s just that in Canada it hasn’t quite taken off yet.”
Rhymer thinks that this influence is positive for Halifax, a city that is full of local art, music and theatre.
He wishes to make pub trivia a regular Halifax event, like in pubs across the pond.
The trivia starts and the lack of formal rules becomes clear as Mills screams, “No cheating on your phones!”
The wooden tables in the dimly-lit pub started to fill up as participants and spectators arrived.
The trivia questions ranged from, “What country is Mount Everest in?” to “What is the record for most leaves on a clover or shamrock?” Nepal and 18.
The winner is the group with the most correct answers through the four rounds of trivia.
The Vancouver-born comedians decided to accept food bank donations instead of cover.
|The Ben Mills website|
|Dylan Rhymer standup comedy|
|Feed Nova Scotia|
|The Loose Cannon|