The Dandies at Toronto Comicon (March 17-19, 2017)

In lieu of our bar shows in March, spend a weekend with The Dandies at Toronto Comicon.* (March 17-19, 2017 is St. Patrick’s Day weekend so plan accordingly)

Our fan-favourite convention format is back!

SPONTANEOUS STAR TREK STORIES – THE DANDIES LIVE IMPROV SHOW

FRIDAY 7:00 PM ROOM 801
SATURDAY 12:00 PM ROOM 801

Holodeck Follies – Canada’s only Star Trek parody for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike! Join The Dandies for an hour of Star Trek inspired comedy made up on the spot! Beam down to join the crew on an away mission or watch safely from your seat. Fun for all ages!

We are also reprising our superhero show format.

SPONTANEOUS SUPERHERO STORIES – THE DANDIES LIVE IMPROV SHOW

SUNDAY 12:00 PM ROOM 801

How do superheroes unwind after a long day of justice? What happens when everyone’s powers are switched? Join The Dandies for SuperFollies — an hour of comic book inspired comedy made up on the spot! Jump into an improv scene and save the day or be like your favourite villain. Superpowers are not required to participate! Fun for all ages!

* Shows are free with admission to Toronto ComiCon.

Holodeck Follies returns to Comedy Bar in Toronto on February 10, 2017

(Toronto, Ontario – for immediate release)

February 10, 2017 – S5E2: Heart of Glory Hole Donuts

worf-sneerThe script for Star Trek TNG’s Heart of Glory (s1E20) was the first of many Worf storylines. Worf was one of the more interesting TNG crew members because the character was allowed to develop — to grow and challenge the cultural traditions (and assumptions) of both of his homeworlds. He was good at what he did but had inner turmoil over his identity. He used his self doubt as a tool to better himself rather than weigh him down. The only place he did not find victory was in having a more cheery disposition.

The struggle for (self-)acceptance is well known to The Dandies, but Holodeck Follies uses humour as our tool to explore and play with Otherness. The USS Hummingbird crew is filled with diversity, anxiety, and I’danian spice pudding! Join us on our continuing mission and also stop in to celebrate Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Tu B’Shevat, Family Day, Valentine’s Day, Carnival, and birthdays!

Holodeck Follies S5E2: Heart of Glory Hole Donuts

Friday, February 10, 2017 8 p.m. sharp

Special Guests

Variety: stand-up comedians Hoodo Hersi and Guled Abdi (see bios below)
Host: stand-up comedian Hisham Kelati (Joke Marmalade, Tight 5, Underground Comedy)

Venue and Tickets

Comedy Bar – 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON (map)
Tickets: $15 at the door.
Advance tickets ($10): Subscribe to our Patreon (no service fee) or through the Comedy Bar website ($1.25/ticket service fee).

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Trekkies: Holodeck Follies is ready for your Discovery – January 13, 2017 at Comedy Bar

(Toronto, Ontario – for immediate release)

Are you ready to make a new Star Trek discovery in your own backyard?

The Dandies confirm they will be ready to relaunch their next Star Trek mission in January 2017. Holodeck Follies, the monthly comedy production, is going into its fifth year. There are no scripts and no production delays but the show promises the occasional red shirt casualty.

Friday, January 13, 2017 8 p.m. sharp

Holodeck Follies 2017 season premiere
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West)
Advance tickets ($10): Comedy Bar ($1.25/ticket service fee) or Patreon (no service fee).
Tickets at the box office on show night: $15
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Each Star Trek inspired episode is created spontaneously on-the-spot, with quick-witted show references, puns, and songs. It is not canon of course, but after four years, audiences love watching the original characters weave their own tapestry. Audience input and interaction is encouraged but not mandatory to enjoy the show.

“Holodeck Follies is one of the funniest shows in Toronto!” – Space Channel

Holodeck Follies audiences are a fair representation of the Star Trek fandom. Deeply-devoted Star Trek fans (of a specific era or franchise) sit comfortably next to those who have only watched the occasional episode or movie and others who just want to laugh for the evening. It is a crowd with infinite diversity.

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The Dandies on Patreon

The Dandies have accomplished a lot this year but that doesn’t stop us from boldly going toward new challenges!

patreon-logoIn the meantime, we are launching a Patreon page. This will allow us to fund ambitious goals (likely boldly going to more North American conventions) while creating a membership card without additional administration.

For example, in addition to our adoration, Patreon members will get discount tickets to our Holodeck Follies shows! The tickets are transferrable so you can gift them to friends.

Consider pledging to us and then join us at our December 7 show for some exciting entertainment and announcements.