If you follow The Dandies, you know that we have a wide variety of shows. We’re always thinking about new fandoms for our geek improv comedy shows though. How do we decide what fandoms are the best fit for us?
There are a number of criteria we use, so here are the five questions The Dandies ask when picking fandoms for our geek improv comedy shows...
by Zach Mealia
While each member of the nerd comedy troupe, The Dandies has some kind of collection, Zach maintains a whole host of them, ranging from Disney products to old McDonalds toys to vintage tins. His favourite collection, though, is his comic books. In his video, Zach takes viewers on a tour through a brief sample of his vast collections, especially his comic book collection!
On Saturday, July 14, The Dandies return to Comedy Bar for Holodeck Follies Canada's longest running Star Trek parody show “Holodeck Follies is one of the funniest shows in Toronto!” – Space Channel Now in their sixth season, The Dandies make up a completely improvised Star Trek episode every month. With music from Paddy N' [...]
by Josh Henderson
The Star Wars series has been hit and miss for a lot of people, including me. While I loved the first three films (Episodes IV, V, and VI), I wasn’t a fan of the prequels (Episodes I, II, and III). Like many other people, I didn’t connect with these latter films. Why did these films not connect, especially when the first Star Wars trilogy was such a hit? As a cinematographer, I think the answer lies - at least partly - in the visual world of the prequel trilogy...
by Danielle Cole
Growing up, I always loved Tolkien’s work, especially The Lord of the Rings. While the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy was great, my love started before I’d ever seen them. In fact, The Lord of the Rings has been part of my life since I was four years old...
By Velvet Wells
The Dandies premiered Hogwarts Follies*, our Harry Potter themed nerd improv show, at Fan Expo Canada in 2017 to a packed audience of over 500 Potterheads.
As we have done with Holodeck Follies, our improvised Star Trek-themed parody show, performers pick their preferred Harry Potter character to spoof. There's always something about a character that hits our nerd button hard enough to choose them...
by Chris Casselman
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo said, “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to.” It’s a pretty extreme take (Kylo Ren is a pretty extreme guy), but I’m sure there are some classic Star Wars fans who would be happy if Lucas had never made Episodes I - III in the first place and would “kill” them if they could. As a Star Wars fan myself, I do consider the prequel trilogy to be “not great”… There’s a lot to unpack about why that is, and I won’t get into all those reasons here; the internet is full of essays and videos condemning (and some exonerating) that series.
What I do want to examine is how being a prequel can affect a film or TV show, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy is a good jumping off point....
HUMANS: A 25 PART STUDY AND ESSAY SERIES
CAPT. REHOHO XERC
Humans have always confused me. Confused and fascinated. Ever since the first time I hear the word “human” as a young child, I admit, I have strived to learn all I can about them. I still remember that time...
by Alan Leightizer
When thinking about comedy, many people don’t think about character development. Character development happens though - and it’s vital, especially in fandom improv. But how does that character development happen? What inspires it?