The Dandies are an improvisational comedy troupe based in Toronto, ON, Canada. They produce multiple fandom comedy shows including Holodeck Follies.

By Chris Casselman For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed dressing up in costume. When I was younger, dressing up was almost strictly reserved for Halloween; but, fortunately, cosplay has become so popular, trick-or-treating is almost the last reason to get dressed up these days. As well as dressing up for geek comedy [...]

By Jason Zinger In addition to playing music in The Dandies’ Star Trek improv spoof, Holodeck Follies, I’m a Bartender and Sommelier at some of Toronto’s best spots. Sometimes it can be fun to pair a person’s personality with their drink of choice. Here’s what I think a few of my favourite Star Trek: The [...]

By Zach Mealia Onstage, Zach Mealia may play some scattered geek comedy characters (we’re looking at you, Ensign Ensign Zach from Holodeck Follies!). But, offstage, Zach is a conscientious collector! That’s why he’s perfect Dandies to talk about how to protect your comic book, card, or coin collections! A peek into Zach non-geek comedy life [...]

By Josh HendersonFandom improv is all about imagination. Allowing my imagination to run wild includes thinking of all the places it would be fun to perform improv. Here are a few of the places I’d love to see a fandom improv show…Five locations that would be ideal for a fandom improv showEnterprise ETo be honest, [...]

By Andie Wells I have a rare genetic disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and am physically disabled. I use a cane as my mobility aid and experience chronic pain, joint dislocations, migraines and various other symptoms as a result. Conventions, shows or festivals can be difficult for me due to my chronic pain and other symptoms [...]

By Danielle Cole In Hogwarts Follies and Death Star Follies, I play antagonists. In the past, I’ve played antagonists in scripted film, television, and theatre productions. There are specific challenges to portraying antagonists in fandom improv though. The challenges of playing antagonists in fandom improv 1. Finding the balance When spoofing a character in fandom [...]

By Velvet Wells When people ask about the origin story of The Dandies and the troupe’s Star Trek improv show, Holodeck Follies, I note that Star Trek and improvisational comedy share something in common: both give protagonists the space to boldly go on adventures. How I boldly go in Star Trek improv As captain of [...]

By Josh Henderson Two weekends ago, The Dandies hit Toronto ComiCon with our Star Trek improv, Harry Potter improv, and Star Wars improv shows. As The Dandies media guru, I had the joy of seeing these shows from off-stage. While I have a lot to focus on during performances, I do have moments where I [...]

by Danielle Cole This weekend, The Dandies brought geek comedy to the Toronto ComiCon’s stage! We explored the world of wizardry with Harry Potter improv, traveled to long ago in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars improv, and boldly went where no one has wanted to before with Star Trek improv. Couldn’t make [...]