Tuesday, March 18, 2008

“Holy Smokes” for $800, Alex

I just got a callback from the Jeopardy people about the online test I took, more or less on a lark. I’ve got an in-person audition in six weeks.

What is THE FUCK?!?

7 comments:

Julian Hsu said...

Congrats!! If it's anything like the in-person I went to several years ago (okay, 15 years ago), they'll be asking a lot of the $800/$1000 type questions. Best of luck.

J

p.s. Do you hang out at ken-jennings.com? ;-)

marti said...

Jack: Cool-e-o. My advice is to take a valium before the interview -- you are WAY too big a star for the small screen, bro!
Love,
Big Sistah M.

Jack Feerick said...

Mmmmmyeah... Getting all fucked up on tranquilizers immediately before performing serious brainworks? Thanks for the advice, sis...

Magazine Man said...

Finally, all those years of filling that jug head of yours with mindless trivia pays off, he said, with more than a tinge of envy. PLEASE keep us posted!

Grant said...

Oh, I auditioned for that a couple of years ago, made it to the final round, was told, "Maybe we'll call you in a couple months," but they never called.

Alas.

The trivia wasn't the problem for me - I think I could have wowed them if I was better at the banter. Answering the "where are you from? what do you do for a living?" type questions off the cuff.

not supergirl said...

Have you read Bob Harris's book? I hope all goes well.

Anonymous said...

Best o'luck! I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but Wikipedia is an awesome resource.
OK, done channeling Michael Scott/Steve Carell. Now the real advice. Wear socks. Let me know if you need to borrow some.
And I still want my records back.

Drive fast, ace.

Dano