"A mix of irony seekers and hardcore spelling nerds." - TimeOut New York

"...the bar game of choice for self-proclaimed geeks and well-groomed lovers of logorrhea."- The Village Voice

"...go for the cold drinks and the inevitable laughs derived from watching a person who is tipsy try to spell trichotillomania."
- The New York Times

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The Williamsburg Spelling Bee burst into New York's independent arts scene in 2004, offering a fun, nostalgic, unexpected barroom diversion.

Hosts bobbyblue and Jen Dziura (a singer and a comedian/Mensa member, respectively), pioneered the kinder and gentler three-strikes-you're-out format, the use of cheeky icebreaker questions, an original theme song, and a bantering hosting style that make the show entertaining for contestants as well as spectators.

Over the last 12+ years, bobby and Jen have hosted well over 100 spelling bees, including 60+ person fundraising events for the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho.

The duo is available for your corporate and private events and fundraisers -- you supply the audience; they'll bring the words, the expertise, and the guaranteed nerdy-good time.

Contact Us to hold a spelling bee for your company or organization.

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