Trivia tragic Noosa councillor quizzed hard
SELF-DESCRIBED trivia tragic and Noosa councillor Joe Jurisevic has one up on the cohort he joins every Wednesday night once a month at his local golf club.
His appearance last night on Logie award winner Tom Gleeson's Hard Quiz may not have secured the coveted mug, but it has certainly earned him bragging rights at the Tewantin-Noosa Golf Club's monthly trivia event.
"It's a lot of fun,” Joe said.
"The ABC does a great job with the show. Tom is a funny guy.”
Joe flew down for the show on an early morning flight in February, was in the studio by 3pm with taping starting at 5pm and not finishing until 8pm.
"Tom Gleeson can be cringe worthy at times,” he said. "He doesn't make everyone happy because he pushes the barrow.
"But comedy makes you sit back and think.
"It's good social and political commentary.”
Contestants take a range of clothing so they don't clash with the other two contestants and the filming required a number of takes.
Having chosen former Australian Rugby captain John Eales as his area of expertise, he was eventually brought undone by a question about a test against France.
"It's funny where your mind goes.
"It was hard to concentrate when you are laughing so much.
"In my mind I didn't hear the question because I was thinking of French players who I didn't know anything about.”
The question was about which players had been sent off in the match of whom Eales was one.
Joe knew that the match was the only time Eales had been sent off in a long career, but in the moment was lost.
Would he have crack at another televised trivia show?
"I'd love to get onto Millionaire (Who Wants to be a Millionaire).”
Joe's love for all things John Eales comes from his own background as a former rugby player in Canberra where he was sidelined through a lengthy recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one knee only to tear the one in the other in his first game back.