By Velvet Wells Spoiler: The first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Picard is included at the end of this blog. Early episodes of The Dandies’ Star Trek improv show, Holodeck Follies were peppered with references to the adventures and the crew on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Tachyon Field, my captain character, continues to use the Picard [...]

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 Andie Wells Holodeck Follies is a long-running Star Trek improv show and, while the story is made up on the spot, our characters are ones that we play all the time. The Dandies get really attached to their characters and love playing them. Introducing my Star Trek improv character - chief medical officer, Dr. [...]

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 Danielle Cole As an actor and a screenwriter, one of my favourite parts of fandom improv is the characters I get to play. From Holodeck Follies’ Nine of Ten to Hogwarts Follies’ Rako Badploy to Death Star Follies’ Major Princess Gia Oregano, each character holds a special place in my heart. Crafting each character [...]

The back-to-school ads are on, which can only mean one thing… it’s almost Fan Expo Canada time! The Dandies have had a busy summer, picking fandoms and preparing our nerd comedy shows. It’s been hard to keep them under wraps all that time; but, now, we can finally announce what we’ve been cooking up! The [...]

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 [...]