Our energetic and engaging team will design a customized multimedia game show lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours. Depending on your needs, we provide…
CLEVER MULTIMEDIA GAMES From “The Bipolar Movie Challenge” to “Breakfast Cereal Haiku," our high-tech audio and video puzzles create a true big-time game show experience.
THE TEAM TRIVIA FORMAT Every team gets an answer pad, so everyone gets to play. Plus, with a wide variety of topics, there’s never a weak link on a team.
QUIZ CUSTOMIZATION Want trivia about the life and times of the guest of honor? Need us to keep things PG-rated? The Big Quiz Thing is fully customized for your crowd and your crowd only. It’s a unique event every time.
THE BEST TRIVIA IN THE BUSINESS Not all trivia is created equal. There’s a difference between “What’s the capital of Burundi?” (the answer is “Who cares?”) and “Which racket game got its name from the sound the ball makes when it’s hit?,” which is not only more fun, but also more “figureoutable."
MUSIC, COMEDY AND MORE! Complete with clever banter, audience interaction, “Smart-Ass Points” for wrong but funny answers, and an ace DJ, the BQT keeps the laughs and music coming. Everyone’s a winner, even the losers.
Past clients include: InterActiveCorp; Barclays Global Investors; Time Out New York; the NYC Bar Association; American Express; the Norwood Club; Club Getaway; L’Occitane; Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP; Johns Hopkins University; The JCC in Manhattan; The Skirball Institute at NYU Medical School; Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP; Westpac Banking Corp.; The NYC Social Sports Club; Kelley Drye and Warren, LLP
MORE ABOUT THE BQT…
The Big Quiz Thing has presented New York's premier live trivia event since 2002. Twice a month, hundreds of trivia fans gather at major entertainment venues to try their luck at stunningly smart trivia in categories such as…
Breakfast Cereal Haiku, The Bipolar Movie Challenge, The Pop Music Thesaurus, The Mixology Mindbender, Sports Logo A-Go-Go, I Want Your Sax, The Flag Fashion Runway and too many more to mention.
Plus: the Lightning Round, Smart-Ass Points, the big Three-Way Finale and the best, most entertaining trivia questions anywhere.
Moreover, Quizmaster Noah Tarnow (backed by sidekick EDP) has established himself as New York’s top game show host, expertly leading even the wildest crowds in heavy competition through his unparalleled combination of wit, intelligence and charm.
SOME NICE FEEDBACK ABOUT CUSTOM BIG QUIZ THING EVENTS…
“The Big Quiz Thing provides a highly tailored intelligent and fun entertainment option for your event. Noah and his team are wickedly bright, offer custom content and pull it all off in a professional, and stylish manner while entertaining the most sophisticated of audiences!”
Cindy Wilson, President, Wilsonwest
“We are extremely pleased with the Big Quiz Thing. Having Noah prepare and coordinate the entire set of questions, themes, audio and visual effects with little direction made planning on our part much easier and hassle free. From the opening ice breaker, to the quiz night champion announcement, Noah had everything planned down to the last detail and it all worked like clockwork.”
Imelda Frayre, Barclays Capital
“We cannot be more pleased with the the experience working with Noah and the Big Quiz Thing. From the get-go, Noah was extremely responsive, creative and flexible in all of our plans. He was willing to meet to make sure everything went off without a hitch. With minimal direction, Noah put together perfect questions that were appropriate for the different age levels of our crowd, as well as interesting legal/case questions that fit our guests' interest and knowledge. On the night of, Noah and his sidekick Eric took the lead with keeping the crowd laughing (and paying attention!), making the night a huge success!”
Valerie LoMastro, Dechert LLP
“The Big Quiz Thing was the perfect addition to our company team outing.
Anyone who's looking to encourage team building without sacrificing
entertainment and fun should book Noah- you can't go wrong!”
Tia Sollecito, NewsAmerica Marketing
“Definitely hire the BQT for your private party; hysterical fun, great crowd interaction, and they tailored the questions to our group. They were so good we hired 'em back for the next year!! One of our biggest & best events ever!”
Jacob Zlotoff, Rodoph Shalom Young Professionals
“The Big Quiz Thing is the perfect teambuilding activity for any office event. We all had a great time and Noah was an excellent host - funny, knowledgeable, and able to keep our rowdy crowd under control! One of our best parties to date!”
Alisa Martin, Bite Communications
Frequently asked questions…
Q: How does it work?
A: The basic Big Quiz Thing format is team trivia. Each squad receives an answer pad; the quizmaster presents the questions, and teams collaborate to write down their best guess at answers: Everyone gets to play. Teams can be any size, the game can consist of nearly any number of rounds, and we can even tweak the format to something more free form, if desired.
Q: Why should I hire you? Can’t anyone write/ask a trivia question?
A: Well, sure. And anyone can write/tell a joke, but there are professional comedians. Quizmaster Noah Tarnow has extensive experience in crafting and presenting clever and unique trivia. Nobody’s better: His talent and professionalism make the Big Quiz Thing a unique entertainment value.
Q: What kind of material do you feature?
A: Whatever you require. While we veer toward American pop culture, if you say you want lots of questions about Mongolian sheepherding, we can provide. Say we should keep it clean, and it's family-friendly all the way. Have a guest of honor? Our quizmaster can meet personally with friends and family and craft a game celebrating them. If it’s trivial in nature, we can do it, and do it right.
Q: What are your technical requirements?
A: Pretty basic: Depending on the game details, it can be as simple as a microphone and a table. Even our top-level events need only a projector, screen and DJ setup. The customizable format means we can design a game that will work with the resources available.
Q: What about prizes?
A: They're great, though we’ve found that it’s not strictly necessary—especially for friends or coworkers, the honor and glory of knowing you have more random knowledge than everyone else is reward enough. But if you’d like to supply prizes, we’re more than happy to incorporate them into the game.
Q: So what does it cost?
A: Since our events are custom-designed, the cost is dependent on how many guests, how technically involved it will be, how much personalized material is requested, whether we have to travel, etc. Let us know what you need: We can suggest an event that will satisfy everyone involved, including whoever’s approving the budget.
Noah Tarnow: Quizmaster
Eric de Picciotto: Stage sidekick/video master
DJ GB: DJ
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 120 minutes
We stage a live trivia spectacular: stunningly clever trivia presented in multiple rounds, with video content, audio clues, or other fun surprises. We can tailor the trivia to be pleasantly easy or fiendishly challenging, risqué or family-friendly, fully personalized or universally beloved, etc. Breaks between rounds allow maximum eating/drinking/socializing. The format is highly flexible, easily tailored to the specific needs of your event; we will work with you to create a game show event your audience will not soon forget.
Stage (or other dedicated area)
Video system (for some packages)
We require an audio system that can play CDs and (preferably) an MP3 player. A video system (to play a PowerPoint presentation) is helpful, but not vital. A microphone is needed, except in small spaces. A stage or other dedicated area is necessary.
Audience should be able to sit at tables, but this is not strictly necessary.
A microphone is needed for large rooms.
A video system is necessary for video content, but the game can be designed to avoid this.
Past Booked Dates:
12-21-2009 — The Big Quiz Thing public show at Crash Mansion
12-07-2009 — The Big Quiz Thing public show at Crash Mansion
11-23-2009 — The Big Quiz Thing public show at Crash Mansion
11-09-2009 — The Big Quiz Thing public show at Crash Mansion
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