‘Real’ beer pong celebrities: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon features frequent beirut games where female celebs go head to head against Jimmy. There is no guarantee that Jimmy will win. Because of the time constraints of the show, it only takes two sunk balls to win and they do not use paddles.
Late Night guests who have gone head to head with Jimmy include tennis icons Serena Williams and Anna Kournikova, the fabulous Betty White (Golden Girls, Hot In Cleveland), Jennifer Garner (Alias, Elektra), Jessica Alba (Dark Angel, Sin City), Helen Mirren (The Queen, Calendar Girls), Charlize Theron (Monster, The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers), Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels, Ally McBeal) and Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, You, Me And Dupree) to name a few.
The LA Comedy Shorts Festival and the Digital College Network hosted a celebrity Beirut party at Lucky Strike Lanes in downtown LA in April last year. Players did not have to drink alcohol if they chose not to and celebs and regular players were matched up randomly. The ‘pong mistress’ was actress Aisha Tyler (24, CSI), and players included Brad Sherwood (Who’s Line Is It Anyway), Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Boondocks) and others.
Several web sites are dedicated to gathering pictures of beer pong celebrities. There are pictures floating around of a whole host of celebs engaged in sinking balls and chugging brewskis. Shock-Jock Howard Stern hosts games on his web TV show from time to time. Lots of scantily-clad, well-endowed ‘co-eds’ are featured.
‘Fictional’ beer pong celebrities: Famous boozers are the obvious choices here and there are tons of blogs, college rags, comedy sketches and other humorous interpretations of celebs playing beirut. David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, America’s Got Talent), Charlie Sheen (Two And A Half Men, Platoon), Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, Herbie Fully Loaded), Kiefer Sutherland (24, A Time To Kill), Danny DeVito (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Batman Returns), Russell Crowe (Gladiator, Proof Of Life), George W Bush, Homer Simpson and many others have been portrayed in funny beirut scenes.
Quite apart from the beer pong celebrities above, there are people who are actually remarkably good at the game itself. The largest, longest-running beirut tournament is the World Series of Beer Pong (WSOBP), which last year had a record fifty-grand cash prize and included contestants from forty five US States and five of Canada’s Provinces. WSOBP players either buy their way into the tournament or earn a place by competing in official satellite games.