By Velvet Wells When it comes to performing nerd comedy – or improvising in general, I have taken Susan Messing’s quote to heart: “If I don't have fun, it's my own damn fault.” I was quick to adopt the philosophy. Following my sense of fun was the easiest, most productive way to help my improv [...]

By Velvet Wells With Fan Expo Canada 2018 almost here, I'm starting my process to prepare for Canada's largest experiential pop culture convention. Preparing for Fan Expo Canada as a fan I get excited for Fan Expo Canada because I get to hang out with other passionate pop culture fans. My coworkers don't rally around [...]

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...