Comedians host pub trivia night

Comedians Ben Mills and Dylan Rhymer hosted a European-style trivia night at The Loose Cannon pub this past Sunday.

By Courtney Greenberg

Rhymer explains to a participant how to keep score. (Courtney Greenberg photo)

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.

Ben Mills says he started out as a writer before he became a stand up comedian (Courtney Greenberg photo).

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.

External links
The Ben Mills website
Dylan Rhymer standup comedy
Feed Nova Scotia
The Loose Cannon