The funniest virtual pub quiz team names to use during lockdown

‘Pub quiz’ has become one of the most popular online search terms in the UK, with the latest Google Trends data (12-18 April) showing a ten-fold increase in the number of online searches using this term since the quarantine began.

Millions of Brits are turning to hosting or participating in virtual pub quizzes as a way of keeping in touch with family and friends and injecting some much-needed fun and entertainment into their daily routines. But, as any regular quizzer knows, one of the most important, and often trickiest challenges that confronts any quizzer at the start of a quiz is coming up with a witty team name that triggers a laugh from fellow competitors – and with that, the respect of the ‘virtual room’ before the first question has even been asked.

But, worry not, here at SpeedQuizzing, we have you covered! Drawing on the expert guidance of our hundreds of quiz hosts, we’ve compiled a shortlist of 30 of the funniest, most pun-tastic and commonly used team names, ensuring you’re able to approach the first hurdle of any quiz with total confidence.


Quarantine-themed names

  • Quentin Quarantino
  • Nerd Immunity
  • Panic at the Tesco
  • I get locked down, but I get up again
  • Professor Quiz Whitty
  • Quaranteam
  • Wuhan Clan


Drink-themed names

  • Tequila Mockingbird
  • Know it Ales
  • A Few Beers Short of a Six-Pack
  • Win or Booze
  • Smarty Pints
  • Gin’ll Fix It
  • The Brewsual Suspects


Celebrity-themed names

  • Quizee Rascal
  • Quiz Hurley
  • Eddie Quizzard
  • Quizteama Aguilera
  • John Triviaolta
  • Quiz Tarrant
  • Beyonce Know-Alls


Oldies but goldies

  • Norfolk ‘n Chance
  • Universally Challenged
  • Big Fact Hunt
  • Not So Great Expectations
  • Comfortably Dumb
  • I’m Smarticus
  • Show Me the Monet
  • Les Quizerables
  • Let’s Get Quizzical

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