Holodeck Follies – Kari Maaren


Kari Maaren

The first time we heard Kari Maaren perform live, we were at the Dominion on Queen for Errol’s birthday party. Among other great songs, I distinctly remember her slips of paper for the gathered throng so we could all sing The Birthday Horror Song together. Kari is a wonderful performer with smart, referential filk songs. Between her busy work and performing schedule, it took us a year to find a time that she could join us.

Kari is a multi-award winning creator of music and fiction and a member of the Canadian Geek Bands initiative. She is up for two Prix Aurora awards this year. She is also a long-time web comic artist, currently producing It Never Rains.

It was difficult restricting Kari to a few songs because there are so many we wanted her to play! This is a favourite in our household, not just because it is factually accurate, but it has a kazoo section:

Everybody Hates Elves

Kari Maaren, 2013 (from Pirate Elves in Space)

As much as we love (and love to hate) Vulcans, they are Space Elves (specifically the Enlightened Mystic Race variety) so it wouldn’t be a stretch if she were to play this song on Wednesday. However, we do have a set list, and we can’t wait for you to hear it.

Holodeck Follies

Wednesday, June 4th (Season 2, Episode 5)
Best Of Bath World
“Fluidic space. Species 8472. Bubble bath. What could go wrong?”
A reminder that this episode will be a fundraiser to help kids get to camp and laugh long and prosper.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. sharp.
For more details: https://improvdandies.wordpress.com/holodeck-follies/

You can connect with Kari on Twitter: @angrykem.