Scott Rogowsky

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Scott Rogowsky
Scott Rogowsky on Dale Radio.jpg
Rogowsky on Dale Radio in 2014
Born (1984-12-04) December 4, 1984 (age 37)
EducationJohns Hopkins University
Known forHQ Trivia
Running Late with Scott Rogowsky
Comedy career

Scott Rogowsky (born December 4, 1984) is an American comedian and television personality. He currently hosts the ChangeUp baseball program for DAZN, and is a former host of HQ Trivia, a mobile game show.[1]

Early life[edit]

Rogowsky was born in Manhattan and raised in Harrison, New York.[2] He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2007 with a degree in political science.[3][4]



Since 2011, Rogowsky has hosted Running Late with Scott Rogowsky, a live talk show held at various venues around New York City (such as the Gramercy Theater) and Los Angeles. Guests have included comedians, musicians, authors, and actors.[5]

Rogowsky gained notoriety as the creator of several viral videos, including 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Jew, and Taking Fake Book Covers on the Subway. In 2017, he hosted a "pop-up" talk show, Start T@lkin, which streamed on Go90 for one season.[6]

HQ Trivia[edit]

In August 2017, Rogowsky began as the primary host of HQ Trivia, an app and trivia game. Following its launch, Rogowsky gained a significant cult following among the game's players.[7][8] Rogowsky's catchphrase, "let's get down to the nitty-gritty," was spoken at least once each episode of HQ Trivia, and is a quote from the song "AC/DC Bag" by Phish.[9][10] In 2019, Rogowsky joined DAZN and began hosting a sports program. A month later, it was confirmed that Scott had stopped hosting HQ Trivia.

Other ventures[edit]

In March 2019, Rogowsky began co-hosting ChangeUp, a baseball program broadcast on the subscription video streaming network DAZN.[11] A month later, it was confirmed that he had stopped hosting HQ Trivia due to an inability to organize a scheduling agreement around the two shows.[12] During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogowsky hosted a livestreamed comedy show called "IsoLateNight" in which he interviewed other comedians in isolation. He sold some of his collection of vintage shirts to raise money for charities.[4] Rogowsky was selected to host a web-based trivia game for the antacid brand TUMS during the broadcast of Super Bowl LVI. The show will take place via the brand's Twitter account as the game is in progress.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Rogowsky is Jewish.[14] He is a brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.[15] Rogowsky also enjoys baseball and is an avid fan of the New York Mets.[16]


  1. ^ Wile, Rob (February 15, 2018). "The Secret to Winning HQ Trivia, According to Host Scott Rogowsky". Time. Archived from the original on February 17, 2018. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Here's What You Need To Know About HQ Host Scott Rogowsky". HuffPost. December 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky is having a hard time dating". Page Six. December 4, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Krueger, Alyson (May 7, 2020). "Scott Rogowsky, of HQ Fame, Has a New Show". NY Times. New York TImes. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Running Late with Scott Rogowsky". Time Out Los Angeles. January 30, 2017.
  6. ^ "How Scott Rogowsky Carved Out His Own Corner in Late Night Comedy". Splitsider. May 1, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "CEO of HQ, the Hottest App Going: If You Run This Profile, We'll Fire Our Host". Buzzfeed. November 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Quiz Daddy Show: An Open-Mic Night With 'HQ' Host Scott Rogowsky". The Ringer. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Budnick, Dean (February 9, 2018). "HQ Trivia's Scott Rogowsky Talks Phish Memories and Bar Mitzvah Requests". Relix Magazine. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  10. ^ Deldar, Kayvon (December 3, 2018). "The Top 10 Most Iconic Phrases From HQ Trivia". Plug & Play Media. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  11. ^ "Scott Rogowsky Joining DAZN Baseball Show". The Big Lead. March 25, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Song, Victoria. "So Long, Quiz Daddy—HQ Trivia Replaces Scott Rogowsky". Gizmodo. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  13. ^ CohenJanuary 21, David; 2022. "Tums to Kick Off 'TUMSworthy Big Game Trivia' for Super Bowl 56". Retrieved February 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ "HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky dishes on his cringeworthy Bar Mitzvah". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. December 26, 2017. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Friday Piday: Scott Rogowsky". Alpha Epsilon Pi. February 23, 2018.
  16. ^ "HQ Trivia host Scott Rogowsky is a huge Mets fan and loves Tim Teufel". MLB. January 9, 2018.

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