David Quantick won an Emmy as part of the writing team on Veep, a BAFTA for Harry Hill’s TV Burp and a Writers’ Guild Award for The Thick of It. For over fifteen years, David has also hosted his own very popular quizzes at festivals, events, pubs, clubs, cinemas and in tents: the quizzes range is broad and the questions are tricky. They’re not about statistics, there’s no sport, the picture rounds are conceptual, and there’s sometimes a round called ‘Martin Amis Character or Blur Song’.
Each quiz is funny and entertaining even if you don’t know the answers. The quizzes are informative and opinionated. In some ways, they’re like stand-up with questions. This is a book based on David’s excellent live quizzes. You don’t leave a Quantick quiz knowing how many times Spurs have won the League, but you may know how many Shirleys have sung a Bond theme or how George V made the front page of The Times. The effectiveness of David’s quizzes is down to their unusual variety and almost stream-of-consciousness leaps and bounds of factual imagination.
‘A Quantick quiz is always an unmissable occasion. Funny and fantastical, brilliant, brain-bending and unutterably bonkers. Quantick is the Captain Beefheart of quizzing’MARK BILLINGHAM.
‘Quantick’s Quite Difficult Quiz Book is the antidote to every deathly dull pub quiz you’ve ever been to. This is how a quiz book should be written – where having fun is the most important outcome’ GARY WIGGLESWORTH.
Published 4th November 2021.