top of page

Meet your Pittsburgh Bar Trivia Hosts


Kate is a teacher and life-long yinzer. Her interests include traveling, hiking, going to concerts, and fundraising for the American Cancer Society!

"I started hosting because I loved playing trivia myself and with friends; but, now, I love all of the connections I’ve made with the regulars at shows. It’s a really amazing experience to form relationships with teams and root for them all each week!"

Kate can be caught at Colonial Grille on Wednesdays at 7pm and The Galley at Bakery Square Thursdays at 8pm as well as at many of our special events! 




A former somebody that's currently nobody, "Big Bear" Buchko is a stand-up comedian and former industrial death metal frontman (and ex-certified Elvis impersonator- yes, really) from Las Vegas, Nevada.  He has appeared in over 150 major cities across the U.S. and Europe; including New York, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Zurich, Milan, Venice, Brussels, Berlin, Munich, and Amsterdam.  He has a hot, young wife (that is way out of his league); (at least) 4 wonderful children (that he's been made aware of...), a lifetime ban from Sun Record Studio in Memphis, TN, and a passion for whiskey and fine cigars that threatens to consume us all.

Bear will be at Voodoo West Pike every Wednesday at 6:30pm.


Amanda is one of the newest additions to our team. She is originally from Pittsburgh and currently works for PPG as a Sales Excellence Coordinator. Amanda and her dog Mercy love to go for walks around town. She loves travelling, working out and visiting new places around the city. 

Why do you like calling trivia?

"I like learning new, fun facts and I always have gotten really into games like heads up and pictionary". 

Amanda will be around at some of our events and other speical shows

Joe and Melissa


Joe and Melissa are the owners of Pittsburgh Bar Trivia. Prior to owning the company, they worked as hosts for nearly 2 years. In addition to hosting trivia and working as owners/operators, Melissa is a corporate learning manager and Joe works as a Hotel Manager for Hilton. They were both born and raised in Pittsburgh, and have never lived anywhere else.  Joe and Melissa were married in 2016. They have three dogs,  Slugger who is a beagle terrier mix, Sasha who is a pit bull, and Bruiser who is a beagle. Melissa loves to sing and play video games in her free time. Joe loves any and all sports and enjoys visiting and trying new bars and restaurants around the city. 


Why do you like calling trivia? 


Melissa: "I like meeting new people and trying new places! Plus, I always learn something new!"


Joe: "I love watching people in intense discussion over an answer that is incredibly simple. I like getting to build a relationship with the teams that play every week and getting to know them personally".


Be sure to stop by and say hello if you see Joe and Melissa out at any of our great shows!



Kelsey spends her days as an inventory planner for American Eagle Outfitters.  She is from Pittsburgh and resides with her fiance Jarret and their dog Cleo.  Kelsey enjoys hiking, traveling and considers herself a "Disney adult."


Why do you like calling trivia?


"I like meeting people and learning new things!"

Kelsey helps out at many of our shows including Snappy's taphouse the 3rd Thursday of every month.




David is excited to be joining the Pittsburgh Bar Trivia team after years of being an avid trivia fan. He spends his days working as an attorney in Pittsburgh where he lives with his wife Leanne and their two children. When he isn't hosting David can be found on the golf course, rooting on University of Pittsburgh Athletics or playing trivia himself. David enjoys hosting trivia because he loves seeing people have fun while debating questions and answers while trying to figure out answers. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to David if you see him out and about at one of our locations! 


bottom of page