Ex ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Buzzy Cohen Calls Show a ‘Loser Factory’

Jeopardy! icon Buzzy Cohen has referred to the present the place he made his title as a “loser factory.”

Cohen made the feedback while showing on Inside Jeopardy!, the fan podcast that appears deeper into and pulls again the curtain on the present. He was one among plenty of company on the newest episode talking with host Sarah Whitcomb Foss.

Cohen made his title on Jeopardy! as a contestant in 2016 earlier than later profitable the 2017 Tournament of Champions, after which internet hosting the identical present in May 2021. He’s now one of many Chasers on the rival quiz present The Chase, after changing Ken Jennings in 2022.

On Monday’s episode of the Inside Jeopardy! podcast, Cohen was discussing being a contestant on the present.

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Former “Jeopardy!” champion and guest-host Buzzy Cohen known as the favored present a “loser factory” in feedback made on the “Inside Jeopardy!” podcast
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“Jeopardy! is a unique beast in that, however you come in, no matter how cool or smart you are, eventually you get sent home a loser,” Cohen mentioned on the podcast because the host laughed. “So you’re like a loser factory. Basically, two thirds of every person who appears on Jeopardy! every day is a loser.”

Cohen did make clear that he had beforehand mentioned the identical factor about Jeopardy! when he visitor hosted.

“And yet you lose with pride,” replied Foss. “You’re a Jeopardy! contestant. I mean, you can say that for the rest of your life. ‘I was on Jeopardy!‘”

Elsewhere within the episode, Cohen, alongside fellow company Jeopardy! co-head writers Billy Wisse and Michele Loud, mentioned extra issues referring to the favored trivia present. This included recommendation on wagering, the Tournament of Champions exhibits, and so they recapped final week’s summer season rerun video games.

The company additionally previewed the upcoming Season 39 of Jeopardy! which is because of start on September 12, 2022.

Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will return to share internet hosting duties for the upcoming season. Jennings will host the Tournament of Champions version in addition to the brand new Second Chance Tournament, whereas Bialik will return to host the primetime specials and spinoffs, together with a brand new celeb version of Jeopardy! which is able to air in September.

Bialik, who spoke to Newsweek about internet hosting Jeopardy! earlier this yr, just lately introduced the well-known faces we’ll see on Celebrity Jeopardy!. The company embrace Marvel star Simu Liu, Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu, The Office’s B.J. Novak, Superbad actor Michael Cera, WNBA participant Candace Parker, and comedians Iliza Shlesinger, Ray Romano, Aisha Tyler and Patton Oswalt.

Season 39 of Jeopardy! will start on September 12 with Jennings serving as host. The Second Chance Tournament will air for the primary time from October 17-28, whereas the Tournament of Champions is predicted to start on October 31.

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