Hosting Since: 2021

You can find JP McNamara at the following locations:

D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub (Wheeling, IL)- Tuesday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Gordon Schrenk at the following locations:

F. O'Mahony's European Tavern- Wednesday at 8:00PM

From: Chicago, IL
PHPing Since: 2018
Is Also: Not a movie theater manager

Favorite thing about trivia? Telling Dan to make DBZ the TV show.

Least favorite thing about trivia? Dan never makes DBZ the TV show.

#1 thing on your bucket list? Eating a platter of beef jerky and Cheez-Its(again).

If you could have a super power, what would it be? Recall from memory any and all lines from The Might Ducks franchise, and speak it in that characters' voice.

If you could be anywhere right now - where would you be? A cold soundproof basement with no natural light. Not for nefarious purposes, just so I don't have to constantly worry about changing the volume level when watching a movie. Seriously, why is the sound mixing so bad in movies?



Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Ruth Forberg at the following locations:

Cheesie's Pub & Grub - Wicker Park- Thursday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2020

Hosting Since: 2020

You can find Mike Matos at the following locations:

Half Sour- Tuesday at 7:30PM
Navigator Taproom- Wednesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2021

From: Palos Hills, IL
Hosting Since: 2015
Is Also: Project Coordinator at a startup company

Mike played regularly at 3 Corners in Lemont back in the day (it was a Wednesday btw), and upon returning to U of I for graduate school, he decided to start up a Whaddayaknow? game at a local favorite bar. Mike enjoys being debatably good at recreational ultimate frisbee and sand volleyball, but not enough to play in super competitive leagues.



You can find Michael Ponte at the following locations:

Pour Bros. Craft Taproom- Thursday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021
From: da 'burbs, Chicago
 
College: Illinois Wesleyan University
Majors: History & Classics
Minors: Art History & Psychology
Honors: Ancient Mediterranean Slut Shaming
 
My playlist will always include Miley, Britney, Nicki, Gaga, Kanye, Mac, Prince, Marvin, and OutKast (sorry, not sorry and don't hate on the Oxford Comma)
 
Favorite Emoji: ðŸ™ƒ
 
Favorite Category: Mythology - we've got so much here: Greco-Roman, Norse, Mesoamerican, Oasis Reunions, Kanye West Quotes....
 
Ask me about my cats, Ramses and Creole


You can find Jenni Tucker at the following locations:

Grumpy Goat Tavern- Tuesday at 7:00PM
The Curragh Irish Pub- Wednesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Rebekah Trombley at the following locations:

Butch McGuire's- Tuesday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Gina Palm at the following locations:

The Pink Squirrel- Friday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2019

I absolutely LOVE hosting with Whaddayaknow? Free Pub Trivia! I host mostly trivia bingo, and I host trivia every once in a while when I'm needed. Bars where I've hosted include Lark, Ina Mae Tavern, Theory, The Rambler, and Innjoy to name a few. I got brought on as a host after I saw a Facebook job posting asking for trivia hosts when I first moved to Chicago. I talked to Dan, and shortly after he had me shadowing different hosts during training. I then got my first gig, and the rest is history! My favorite part of hosting is getting to meet all different kinds of bar-goers from various walks of life, and chatting with the players between questions or when I'm checking bingo cards. I love shouting SPORTS! when it comes time to announce that category during the 1st half round of trivia. Strangely enough, I also love doling out "punishment" shots of Malört when a player calls a false bingo!! When I'm not hosting, I work as an office manager as my full-time job, and I do improv at Second City. I sing karaoke with friends weekly as well!



You can find Danielle Coombe at the following locations:

Jefferson Tap- Tuesday at 7:00PM
Chuck's Southern Comforts Café- Wednesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2018

You can find Eddie Sayago at the following locations:

Hawkeye's Bar & Grill- Tuesday at 7:30PM
Great Central Brewing- Thursday at 6:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Bryce Van Dyck at the following locations:

Emerson's Ale House- Wednesday at 8:00PM

From: Needham, Massachusetts
Demanding Free Shots Since: 2008
Is Also: Founder of W? FPT

Dan enjoys the beat of his own drummer and is a man of many interests, so the whole trivia field is right up his alley. He is a proud Masshole, and a graduate of Boston College. After a move to Chicago in 2008, trivia began as a side project, but after a wonderful response from the city, it quickly became a full time operation. Dan runs the business, and writes all of the material for Whaddayaknow, taking great pride in the time and effort that goes into the content and product as a whole. Despite the vast new challenges of the current times, he still very much enjoys it and is embracing the possibilities of the new realm we're in. Hit him up any time at dan@freepubtrivia.com with feedback (or just to say hi); he appreciates the hell out of it!



Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Jake Runnion at the following locations:

Parson's Chicken & Fish - West Town- Wednesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Seth Winnie at the following locations:

The Beetle- Monday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Amber Coartney at the following locations:

Innjoy (Logan Square)- Tuesday at 8:00PM


You can find Jeff Goodsmith at the following locations:

Duffy's Tavern- Tuesday at 7:00PM
Graystone Tavern- Wednesday at 7:00PM
Prost!- Sunday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2020

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2019

You can find Brendan Marshall at the following locations:

Black Oak Restaurant & Tavern- Wednesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2018

Hello!  I am Shao Guo and I'm from Chicago (actually Wimette, IL).  I started hosting W? Trivia in 2018 at D'Agostino's in Wrigleyville.  I was previously a member of Princess Avocado attending W? Trivia at Merkles since 2016 where Daniel Burns and Lee were the trivia hosts and welcomed me to the W? family.  My favorite part of hosting are the mental stimulation that is derived from the questions.  My dream W? Trivia hosting would be 1989-1993 WWF or 1999-2000 Portland Trail Blazers trivia.  I like to teach math, stretch my back, and coach competitive sports.  My favorite food at D'Agostinos is the Mushroom and Pepperoni thin-crust pizza with a Bacardi Coke.



You can find Shao-Yun Guo at the following locations:

D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub (Wrigleyville)- Monday at 7:30PM
D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub (Niles, IL)- Tuesday at 6:30PM

Hosting Since: 2017

You can find Kimmi Marković at the following locations:

Paulie Gee's Logan Square- Thursday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Andy Hartman at the following locations:

Tapz Pub- Tuesday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2014

From: Rolling Meadows, IL
Hosting Since: 2014
Is Also: Records Auditor, Comedian

When John could not get enough playing trivia, he decided to start hosting (RIP Team #Train). When John isn't hosting he's out performing with his sketch comedy group The Citizens of Townsville. John is an avid sports fan, and holds the Chicago Cubs dear to his heart. There isn't a movie John doesn't know or can't quote.



You can find John Deger at the following locations:

Woodie's Flat- Monday at 7:30PM
Standard Bar & Grill- Tuesday at 7:00PM
Innjoy (Wicker Park)- Wednesday at 8:00PM
The Green Lady- Thursday at 8:00PM

From: Des Moines, IA
Hosting Since: 2014

You can find Lee Reighard at the following locations:

The Rambler Kitchen & Tap- Tuesday at 7:00PM
The Rambler Kitchen & Tap- Thursday at 7:00PM
Merkle's Bar & Grill- Friday at 7:30PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Laura Adamczyk-Dandrea at the following locations:

Lakeview Taproom- Wednesday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

Hosting Since: 2020

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Bella De Soriano at the following locations:

Theory Bar & Grill- Tuesday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Colleen Heaney at the following locations:

The Dime- Thursday at 7:00PM

From: Homewood, IL
Hosting Since: 2016
Is Also: Education Non-Profit Manager

Joe is a trivia player turned host.


Favorite thing about trivia? The sound of the collective "Ohhhhh" after a correct answer is read after a tough question.


TV show character you most closely resemble? Physically, I'm not sure but I've been told that I mirror the aura and general persona of Ben Wyatt from Parks and Rec.

 

Guilty pleasure? Vanderpump Rules. Easy. They're the worst people on earth and I give them 60 minutes of my undivided attention on Monday Nights.



You can find Joe Maloney at the following locations:

Broken Barrel- Tuesday at 7:00PM
Smoke Daddy BBQ (Wrigleyville)- Thursday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Megan Krone at the following locations:

Gannon's Pub- Monday at 7:00PM

From: Indianapolis, IN
Hosting Since: 2014
Is Also: Guitarist and comic-book mega-enthusiast

Ryan "Fun Bunz" Bundy is king of the cool men. He likes to ride on some bikes. Also, books.


Favorite thing about trivia - Best part-time job in the history of ever


Least favorite thing about trivia - Feeling dumb by not knowing any answers.


TV show character I resemble - "Hyde" from "That 70's Show"


What actor would play me in a movie - Morgan Freeman



From: Chicago, IL
Saying Sporty Sports Sport Sports Since: 2016
Is Also: Commercial Space Hunter

Favorite thing about trivia? Dragging out the answer to the Name the Year category.

TV show character you most closely resemble? Randy Marsh

#1 thing on your bucket list? Dip a taco into a fountain of nacho cheese.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? The power to open automated doors a few moments sooner than they typically would open.

If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what about it be? Pizza. All day, everyday.

Favorite trivia team name? Tanya Hardings Greatest Hits



You can find Dylan Vee at the following locations:

Lottie's Pub- Monday at 7:00PM
The Rambler Kitchen & Tap- Tuesday at 7:00PM
Waterhouse Tavern & Grill- Wednesday at 7:00PM
The Rambler Kitchen & Tap- Thursday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Hillary Dale at the following locations:

McGee's Tavern & Grille- Tuesday at 8:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Erich Swank at the following locations:

Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill- Tuesday at 8:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Sophie Todd at the following locations:

Weather Mark Tavern- Thursday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Kurt Baumgartner at the following locations:

Tannins Wine Bar- Tuesday at 7:00PM

Hosting Since: 2019

Hello! I'm Bryson, a nerdy twunk who hasn't been able to tan since moving away from Florida.  By night, I party with the arrogance of an undergraduate.  By day, I cry while consuming Cheez-It crackers and C-SPAN, never quite internalizing the fact that hangovers get worse as one ages.  I host trivia because I need people to pay attention to me, and having an entire room of people on edge for what I'm about to say next has done wonders for my ego.  Ninety-nine percent of the time, I am super approachable with a zealous, puppy-dog-like energy.  In the rare case that my resting moody face is showing, though, just mention Kylie Minogue, and we'll be instant friends.  Can't wait to see you at the bar soon!  Oh, and, please tell your dad to relax, I'll text him back when I get around to it.



You can find Bryson Naylor at the following locations:

aliveOne- Monday at 8:00PM

Hosting Since: 2021

You can find Chuck Thiel at the following locations:

Irish Nobleman Pub- Tuesday at 8:00PM