Sister: Gee, Babs, you look like something the cat just dragged in.
Babs: I know. I feel crummy. But I just can't seem to put my finger on what's wrong.
Sister: That's too bad, Babs. Has it ever dawned on you that it just may be your uvula?
During Saturday Night Live’s inaugural first season they performed these lines from a groundbreaking sketch comedy that was so downright cutting edge that I am certain the censors were scrambling to determine Bab’s uvula’s true meaning.
Lucky for us, sexual innuendo and the need to hide it is far behind us when it comes to access to information, and on Thursday night you are invited to join others who have made the monthly Sex Trivia event at Billy’s Lounge in Eastown one of the hottest improv game show events in the city since, well, ever.
“Sex and reproductive health can be a lot of fun and doesn't need all the stigma it receives,” says Annamarie Buller, who helped co-found this event with Planned Parenthood’s Janet Carbonneau.
The game is played in rounds with 10 trivia questions for each segment. The final round is when the laughter really starts to ramp up, as this is a visual trivia round with guests being asked questions like “Sneeze or O-Face?” These visuals are produced by local graphic designer Abby Peters.
They have also featured a famous wardrobe malfunctions question or two, with many of the sillier questions taking a walk on the wild side of pop culture.
The trivia host, Maria Filice, likes to walk that comic fine line between learning and making education fun.
“I think events like this help to demystify sex and make it more comfortable for people to talk about openly,” says Buller. This event benefits our local Planned Parenthood.
Happy hour runs until 9 p.m. at Billy’s on this evening. There are two rounds of trivia on this night with round one starting promptly at 7 p.m. and the second at 8 p.m.
Admission: $10 suggested donation