Showbiz rule #1: never show contempt for your audience. Uncle Willie , the trivia announcer at Wallingford's Murphy's Pub, destroys that rule weekly. But I

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Best Trivia Announcer

Uncle Willie

Showbiz rule #1: never show contempt for your audience. Uncle Willie, the trivia announcer at Wallingford's Murphy's Pub, destroys that rule weekly. But I like bitchy, hard-to-please people, so his constant eye-rolling and "don't you backtalk me" attitude are right up my alley. His questions are usually the perfect balance of difficult and answerable, and his dance-off/drink-off tie-breakers show that he's more than happy to oblige the audience's thirst for second-hand embarrassment. And though he seems to be a bit of a music snob, he occasionally gives himself away when "artists" like Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus show up in the music round. He claims they're only in his iPod to stump the audience, but that's fine with me. Throw me some attitude with crappy pop music piping out of your headphones and I'm your new BFF.—Suzie Rugh

 
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