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Ana Angel and Loren Rojas sang, acted and danced for a chance at a $200 prize in the game show “The Perfect Pair,” Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The show’s co-host K.T. Tatara pitted three pairs of contestants against each other to find the most talented duo at the University. Tatara is a comedian and actor based in Los Angeles. The game show’s creators hope it will enter TV production in the future. / photo by Christopher Guzman

Ana Angel and Loren Rojas sang, acted and danced for a chance at a $200 prize in the game show “The Perfect Pair,” Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The show’s co-host K.T. Tatara pitted three pairs of contestants against each other to find the most talented duo at the University. Tatara is a comedian and actor based in Los Angeles. The game show’s creators hope it will enter TV production in the future. / photo by Christopher Guzman

by Michael Phillips
Staff Writer

On Tuesday CAB hosted a live comedy game show event called “The Perfect Pair.”

“The Perfect Pair” is a fast-paced competition that keeps contestants on their feet by changing the face of the game each round.

The game is hosted by stand-up comedians K.T. Tatara and Justin Berkman.

The game requires three teams of two to go head-to-head and show off their talent, knowledge and insanity to win a cash prize of $200.

“We do stand up regularly at colleges and we noticed a lot of game shows are not original,” Tatara said.

He said game shows use older hosts, who do not relate to the younger generation as well as someone their own age.

The two are hoping for the show to enter TV production in the near future.

After some technical difficulties with the microphones, the show began with four teams.
In order for the game to proceed, the audience had to vote one of the teams out of the competition.

This was done through a dance off.

The three teams left standing were the white team, Anna and Loren Rojas, the red team, Kevin and Alexis Mezon, and the Blue team, Jesur Habek and Vanessa Perocier.

The first round of the game show was trivia. Contestants had the choice of three categories to choose questions from; sex, pop culture and nerd stuff. The team who answered the question correct was rewarded a bead necklace to keep score.

Round one’s sex questions varied from pop singer Lady Gaga’s anatomy to STDs, while pop culture focused on television shows like the Office as well as the film “Twilight.” The nerd stuff was more challenging, and ventured into types of fetishes, the topic of vasectomies and comical definitions were just some of the avenues ventured.

At the end of round one, the white team was in the lead with four sets of beads.

The second round of the game incorporated a spin-wheel, labeled with song titles which the contestants had to dance to. The song chosen was 1980s rock band Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.”

The red teams lip syncing and air guitar rendition of the song earned them the title of winner for the second round.

The third round was entitled “Know Your Partner.”

Contestants sat back to back and one person from each pair was asked a question while their partner had to write the correct answer and display it to the audience.

Mezon from the red team was asked, “Who is Kevin’s most attractive friend?”

The crowed busted into laughter when Mezon revealed her answer to be herself, while Kevin dismissed her answer and revealed the answer to be his friend Vince.

The white team ended up winning the third round earning two sets of beads.

The fourth round was a singing round, incorporating the spin wheel again. The song chosen was pop artist Beyonce’s song “Halo.”

The white team earned the audiences applause and the win by serenading an audience member with their rendition.

The fifth round was another trivia round, ending with a white team victory.

The final round was an acting challenge, where contestants had to act out the famous “This is Sparta” line from the film “300.”

Surprisingly, the underdog of the game, the blue team, earned a hefty amount of applause and won.

However the red team and the white team were tied with the most points.

The host attempted to break the tie with a second acting round from “The Notebook.” Even after this round a winner could not be determined.

The crowd then yelled “dance off,” prompting the host to initiate a dance off between the two teams to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”

The red team walked out as the winners, and won the $200.

“I thought it was the most embarrassing moment of my life. I got humped on camera,” said 19-year-old computer science major Alexis Mezon.

“I loved it, it was very entertaining,” said 21-year-old computer science and music major Garrick Muse.

Michael Phillips can be reached at michael.phillips2@laverne.edu.

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