If you’re looking for something to tickle your funny bone this weekend, consider checking out the Charleston Comedy Festival at Theatre 99.

You can catch local improv groups as well as comedians from around the country performing stand up through Saturday. Find out more at www.charlestoncomedy festival.com.

In honor of the comedy festival, we’re quizzing our contestants on all things funny.

Our current champ, volunteer Caroline Peale, is going up against Troy Gilroy, who works in construction.


1. What comedian had the catchphrase “A wild and crazy guy”?

2. Whose stand-up comedy film “Hilarious” is the first to be accepted at the Sundance Film Festival?

3. What two original casts member of “Saturday Night Live” starred in the movie “The Blues Brothers”?

4. Which female comedian used to date Jimmy Kimmel?

5. What comedy website’s first video “The Landlord” received more than 70 million views and featured Will Ferrell?

6. What major awards show did Ricky Gervais host from 2010-2012?

7. What improv group started in Chicago in 1958 and includes Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and Amy Sedaris as alumni?

8. Which former “SNL” member was known for characters like The Target Lady, Kat from the folk duo Garth and Kat and Weekend Update’s travel expert Judy Grimes?

9. What was Chelsea Handler’s first book called?

10. What movie did Robin Williams win an Academy Award for?


1. Is it Adam Sandler?

2. I’m not 100 percent sure, but Sarah Silverman?

3. I’ve never seen it, but is it Chevy Chase and Bill Murray?

4. This one’s definitely Sarah Silverman. They dated for years.

5. It’s Funny or Die.

6. Golden Globes, which Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host now.

7. I really have no idea.

8. Kristen Wiig

9. I read one of her books ... “Chelsea Bang Bang” maybe?

10. Didn’t he win for “Good Will Hunting”?


1. Steve Martin

2. Don’t know about Sundance, but Louis C.K. did “Hilarious.”

3. Easy. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.

4. Sarah Silverman

5. Funny or Die. It’s awesome.

6. Kind of thinking Golden Globes, not Oscars.

7. Can’t think of it.

8. I knew it at The Target Lady. It’s Kristen Wiig.

9. There’s one with vodka in the title ...

10. “Good Will Hunting”


Troy, clearly a fan of comedy, becomes our new Head2Head Trivia champ and will return next week to take on a new opponent.


1. Steve Martin

2. Louis C.K.

3. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi

4. Sarah Silverman

5. Funny or Die

6. The Golden Globes

7. The Second City

8. Kristen Wiig

9. “My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands”

10. “Good Will Hunting”