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Austin David "Buzzy" Cohen (b. March 5, 1985) is a music executive from Los Angeles, California, who won $164,603 over nine games in April and May 2016. Many of his victories were runaways, which allowed him to wager nothing and use his final response to make sarcastic remarks toward Alex Trebek, inspired by the Celebrity Jeopardy skits on Saturday Night Live.

Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions[]

He later returned for the 2017 Tournament of Champions, which he won, collecting the grand prize of $250,000. (This also makes him the only ToC winner so far to have won the tournament after finishing with $0 the first day, and the second in any tournament after Meryl Federman in the 2007 Teen Tournament Summer Games.)

All Star Games[]

Cohen appeared again in the 2019 Jeopardy! All-Star Games relay tournament. His team, filled out by 6-time champion and fellow ToC winner Alex Jacob and Teacher’s Tournament champion Jennifer Giles, took home $75,000 split between the three of them after failing to advance past the wild card match.

Guest Hosting Duty[]

He appeared as a guest host from May 17 to May 28, 2021, and guest hosted that year’s Tournament of Champions which saw 5-time champion Sam Kavanaugh take home the $250,000 prize and the championship belt.