On Saturday, August 11, The Dandies return to Comedy Bar for Holodeck Follies Canada's longest running Star Trek parody show for Trekies and non-Trekkies “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. The next [...]
By Danielle Cole When the Me Too movement burst into the international spotlight in 2017, I wasn’t ready to talk about my own experiences with sexual harassment and assault. In fact, I still haven’t talked about most of my experiences with sexual harassment and assault. Today, though, I want to open up about one aspect [...]
Everyone’s favourite nerd comedy Captain, Rehoho Xerc is back with the second installment of her seminal work - HUMANS: A 25 PART STUDY AND ESSAY SERIES! In this installment, Captain Xerc takes on the human gender divide. Regular attendees at The Dandies’ nerd comedy show, Holodeck Follies know this is one of Captain Xerc’s favourite [...]
If you’ve been at a Dandies’ nerd comedy show in the last five years or so, you’ve probably seen Alan light-izer the stage up. From playing Guy Guyson in Holodeck Follies to being our webmaster behind the scenes, Alan has been key to every part of The Dandies. Recently, Alan decided to move to the [...]
When it comes to nerd comedy, it can be hard to find family-friendly options. That’s why it never surprises us when parents reach out to ask if The Dandies’ shows are family-friendly. So…
Are The Dandies nerd comedy shows family-friendly?
by Jason Zinger
I was trained as a classical pianist. With classical music you have notes on the page and all of those notes must be played. While there is creative and individual nuances involved, there’s no room for error. No room for improv. So 7 years ago, when I first got into musical improv at Second City and was told to sit at the piano and make something up, I was totally out of my element.
Through guidance and practice, I discovered how freeing and fun improvising music is!
by Andie Wells
There’s a lot of love - and work - that goes into each of The Dandies’ fandom improv costumes. That’s why, today, I want to take you behind the scenes, sharing how a costume is transformed from an idea into a finished garment, ready for the stage!
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!