Billy Kimball
Ha!: 5/1/1990 – 3/31/1991
Comedy Central: 4/1/1991 – 12/28/1991
Four Cats Productions

Clash is a weird quiz show where two teams faced off against each other based on their jobs, religion, etc.


The series was presented in an absurdist quiz show format in which two teams of three players each competed for prizes. Contestants were selected based on criteria such as occupation, ethnicity, religion, etc. and each team would represent one half of a rivalry. For example, an episode might pit nudists against fashion designers, librarians against noisy people, or vegetarians against butchers. Some rivalries were altered for comedic effect, such as "Cowboys vs. Indians" in which the Indians were people from India.

Main GameEdit

The game was played in three rounds as follows:

The First Two RoundsEdit

Round 1Edit

The teams were shown a board of four categories. Each category contained four questions. Any contestant could attempt to answer. A correct answer awarded 10 points with no penalty for a wrong answer. A wrong answer meant a member of the opposing team would have a chance to steal the points for themselves. After each question, the last contestant to give the correct answer would choose the next category.

Round 2Edit

This was played in the same way as Round 1, except the value of the questions doubled to 20 points. Also, one of the questions was replaced with a bizarre stunt of sorts called "The Grudge Match", in which one player from each team would take part. The team whose player completed it first scored the points.

Round 3Edit

Kimball asked three questions whose values increased as follows:

  • Question 1 – 50 points
  • Question 2 – 100 points
  • Question 3 – 150 points

Unlike the first two rounds, if a contestant gave an incorrect answer, the value of the question would be deducted from their score.

The team with the highest score won the game, a prize, and advanced to the bonus round.

Bonus Round: The Oval of OddsEdit

The contestant who scored the most points for their team would spin a wheel with six categories on it. If the contestant could give the correct answer, their team won an additional prize. Five of the categories had questions that were extremely difficult ("What is the third word on the thirty-third page of the third book from the right on the third shelf of the third cabinet from the left in the Clash library?"), while the sixth category had a question that was extremely easy ("What did you have for breakfast this morning?" or "How are you?").


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Taping LocationEdit

New York City, NY


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  • Billy Kimball co-hosted the HA! TV Comedy Network World Premiere Program Afterdrive.
  • Watch Kimball and Denis Leary perform the theme for Afterdrive on YouTube.

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YouTube VideoEdit

Clash Promo