It's time to headline your own Stage Time Trivia night!

Hosting your own trivia night is a great way to earn supplemental income on your weeknights while still growing and developing your craft. There is nobody more perfectly suited to deliver trivia and entertain an audience than a comedian.

  • Generate Income – You can earn between $100-200 per night working just two hours with minimal setup and equipment!
  • Get Stage Time – Every Stage Time Trivia night puts you in front of a live audience for nearly two hours!
  • Build Your Personal Brand – Your personality, comedy, and wit are the star of the show!
  • Grow Your Fan Base – Trivia Nights grow a community of regular players that come out week after week!
  • Promote Your Shows – You’ll make friends and fans who will genuinely want to attend your shows!
Our Complete Trivia Package is Only $20 Per Week!


What’s Included In Each Download:

  • Instructions – A one-page, simple step-by-step guide (Word Document)
  • General Answer Sheets (PDF)
  • Trivia Master Sheet with Questions & Answers (Word Document)
  • Picture Round (PDF)
  • Out of Order Rounds (PDF)
  • Matching Round (PDF)
  • Scorecard Sheet (PDF)
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How It Works
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What You'll Need

A reliable color printer.

You’ll need a decent quality color printer to print the Picture Rounds. These pages have 10 small color pictures each and you will generally need to print 10 per night. If you don’t have access to your own personal printer you may be able to print these at Staples, a local print shop, or library. All of our other rounds are designed to look just fine in black & white.

Plenty of printer paper.

We boast our trivia night has the largest carbon footprint of any trivia night, but in reality paper is a completely renewable resource. Let that ease your conscience as you print off approximately the following number of sheets per night:

  • 20 General Answer Sheets
  • 10 Picture Rounds
  • 10 Matching Rounds
  • 4 Out of Order Rounds
  • 1 Scorecard

You’ll be printing off up to 50 sheets per night. It sounds like a lot, but rest assured we’ve done the math and it’s roughly $0.50 worth of paper each night. HERE’S WHERE WE GET OUR PAPER!

A paper cutter or pair of scissors.

Some printouts contain multiple sheets per page and require a very simple cut.

A bulk amount of pens or pencils.

Pens are the #2 most lost, stolen, and misplaced item on the planet, second only to lighters. You’ll need plenty of pens and/or pencils for your teams, approximately 8-10 each night and if you’re lucky you’ll recover 3 of those. If you can’t find or steal your own stash of pens, they can be purchased on Amazon for as low as $0.08 each for a package of 60. HERE’S WHERE WE GET OUR PENS!

A sound system.

You may not actually need this if your venue has its own equipment, but 9 times out of 10 you’ll need to provide your own sound. This doesn’t need to be anything too elaborate. A basic amp, speaker, and microphone set up will generally do. You’ll want something that sounds good and amplifies your voice clearly so people can understand you. The larger and louder the bar the more volume you will need. I prefer a set up that can also play music in between rounds, but most bars will give you access to their jukebox and the remote if you don’t have music capabilities.

Those are just the basics and most trivia nights don’t require more than the basics, but this is your trivia night and you are free to get as creative and elaborate as you’d like. In addition to music I also run various sound effects through my Smartphone to liven up the experience, for example. As the Trivia Master you’re representing your brand of comedy so the sky is the limit. Get creative, be unique, and let your personality be the star of the night!

No. We’ve built Stage Time Trivia for comedians, but it’s also for anyone with an outgoing personality that is comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

Every game is designed to run between 1.5 and 2 hours, approximately the same length as a live comedy show.

You could, and plenty of people do, write and run their own trivia nights. However, it can take several hours of work to write and build your own trivia and not everyone has that kind of time or desire. Stage Time Trivia does all of the work for you, allowing you to just show up and host a fun night of trivia without having to worry about the content. Each week’s game is written and compiled creatively by professional comedians and all of our content is fact checked and accurate.

If you already host a trivia night somewhere why not try out Stage Time Trivia and offer your players a refreshing change of pace? Changing up the format of your trivia night is a great way to get regulars excited, spark interest from former players, and attract new players. Players are always interested when they hear about “the new Stage Time Trivia night, written and hosted by comedians.”

Currently, yes, at this time we only offer a monthly subscription. Stage Time Trivia is designed for weekly trivia nights and provides a fresh, topical trivia each and every week. In the future we will be offering single downloads and individual themed downloads for one night events.

There is no contract or commitment. You simply sign up for our service and are billed monthly. You can discontinue at any time.

Each download is licensed for use at one location. If you run the same trivia game at multiple venues you will need to pay for an additional subscription per location.

We do our best to provide a bulletproof trivia by fact checking all of our content and running it locally ourselves to uncover any errors, but occasionally a typo or incorrect piece of information might get past us. If this comes up in your live game simply use your best discretion as to how to handle it. You can replace the question with one from our bank of alternative questions, or some hosts will award partial credit or bonus points.

This will be covered in greater detail in an upcoming blog post, and depends on a number of factors, but generally speaking a venue will pay between $100-200 per night to have trivia provided and hosted by a professional.

The rules players must follow during trivia are very simple:

Rule #1 – NO CELL PHONES! This doesn’t necessarily mean people can’t have and use their phones for texting and personal things, but they cannot use their phones to look up answers or help them with the game. Other than demanding all phones put away there is no bulletproof way to enforce this rule without being a dick. It is very much an “honor system”.

Rule #2 – DO NOT SHOUT OUT ANSWERS!

Rule #3 – THE TRIVIA HOST HAS THE FINAL SAY ON ALL ANSWERS! This rule exists to give the host full control, avoid disputes, and keep the game running smoothly. Argumentative players may dispute answers and argue minute details if they think it will help their score, but this settles it.
That’s it.

Yes. Once you sign up your subscription will automatically renew every 4 weeks for $100 until you cancel it.