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It is a funny, existential look at life and failure framed through one man’s experience competing on TV’s biggest game show. What is I Lost on Jeopardy by George Buri?
The Winnipeg history professor reflects on fulfilling a lifelong dream and narrowly missing out on Jeopardy! glory in this one-man masterclass in punchy, engaging storytelling.
The show opens with clips from Buri’s 2017 appearance, which inevitably leads to audience members muttering the answers under their breath. He maintains that connection with the crowd throughout an hour-long set that offers a behind the scenes look at how Jeopardy! is made and how being on the show changed Buri’s outlook on life.
Many in this city will already be familiar with Buri’s story thanks to the whirlwind of local media coverage when the game show aired. But to hear it told from the man himself is something special.
From the Fringe program:
"Look, if you had one shot. One opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?" - Eminem George let it slip. Now in this energetic and fast-paced one-man show, he tells the story of how he got on Jeopardy, almost won big and then blew it all. Join George as he takes you behind the scenes of America's favourite game show and into the strange world of hyper-competitive trivia. A show about pursuing crazy dreams, learning to embrace failure and becoming temporarily "Winnipeg famous."
Show Length: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
Warnings: Mild language
100 Arthur St.
Artspace Building Main floor
Seating Capacity: 85
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 – 1:45 PM
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 – 5:15 PM
Sat, Jul 20, 2019 – 7:00 PM
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Updated on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 4:35 PM CDT: Adds review.
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