'Jeopardy!' Champ Buzzy Cohen Says People Are 'More Offended' by His Teasing Than Alex Trebek
Buzzy Cohen is among the most memorable Jeopardy! contestants ever. His fun approach still divides viewers even years after his original appearance on the classic game show.
From Los Angeles, the music executive is known for cracking jokes in between clues and celebrating a correct response with a little dance move. Keep reading to find out how longtime host Alex Trebek feels about Cohen’s antics.
First appearing on Jeopardy! in 2016, Cohen plays the game looking not one bit like he’s nervous to be on the game show. He’s comfortable standing behind a podium and makes jokes. But when Trebek reads a clue he’s ready to hit his buzzer and answer in the form of a question.
He ends up winning nine games of Jeopardy! in a row before losing. He earns $164,603 in prize money and leaves with a new nickname courtesy of Trebek; “Mr. Personality.”
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Cohen later returns to Jeopardy! for the 2017 Tournament of Champions. He beats out his opponents Alan Lin and Austin Rogers in the final to win first place and $250,000.
He comes back once again in 2019 to participate in Jeopardy! All-Star Games. He loses to fellow champion Brad Rutter and his talented team of Jeopardy! contestants but Cohen has fun doing it. In fact, fun is a central theme to Cohen’s approach to the show.
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