Jon Mackey’s Quizzo is the highly popular team trivia game played at many of the fine drinking establishments throughout the region, and it’s always fun for all!
As the hardest working man in Central PA (between the hours of 8 PM and 10 PM, at least), let me first say “thank you!” Thank you to everyone that plays my brand of Quizzo every week. Without you, I would have to get a REAL job like a REAL adult and take on some REAL responsibilities. Instead, I ask trivia questions at bars. And get paid for it. Can you believe this s**t? And it’s all thanks to you.
My love of useless knowledge really took off in college when my friends and I would get drunk and play Trivial Pursuit. Or maybe it was Scrabble. Like I said, I was drunk. After college I moved to the City of Brotherly Love to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, landing a job with Comcast SportsNet. I only lasted few months, wasting away in the tape room logging Phillies games from the mid-90s. If you remember those Phillies teams from the mid-90s, you’ll understand why I didn’t last long. After a short stint as a professional black jack player (and by “professional,” I mean I lost real money), I was accepted into the Philadelphia Police Academy, where, unlike high school, I graduated in the top ten of my class. I patrolled the streets of West Philadelphia in the 19th District for three years. I was a combination of Robocop and that dude Archie Bunker played in ‘In the Heat of the Night.’
In 2005, I moved back to Williamsport, where I landed a job tending bar at the Bullfrog Brewery, where I would work while going to Penn State to become a teacher. Realizing after one semester that I only really wanted to be a teacher so I could have the summers off, I decided shaping the future leaders of our country probably wasn’t for me … something needed to change … so I approached the Bullfrog’s ownership about hosting a weekly trivia night and as they say, the rest is history.