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 [...]
On Saturday, August 11, The Dandies return to Comedy Bar for Holodeck Follies Canada's longest running Star Trek parody show for Trekies and non-Trekkies “Holodeck Follies is one of the funniest shows in Toronto!” – Space Channel Now in their sixth season, The Dandies make up a completely improvised Star Trek episode every month. The next [...]
by Jason Zinger
I was trained as a classical pianist. With classical music you have notes on the page and all of those notes must be played. While there is creative and individual nuances involved, there’s no room for error. No room for improv. So 7 years ago, when I first got into musical improv at Second City and was told to sit at the piano and make something up, I was totally out of my element.
Through guidance and practice, I discovered how freeing and fun improvising music is!
by Andie Wells
There’s a lot of love - and work - that goes into each of The Dandies’ fandom improv costumes. That’s why, today, I want to take you behind the scenes, sharing how a costume is transformed from an idea into a finished garment, ready for the stage!
If you follow The Dandies, you know that we have a wide variety of shows. We’re always thinking about new fandoms for our geek improv comedy shows though. How do we decide what fandoms are the best fit for us?
There are a number of criteria we use, so here are the five questions The Dandies ask when picking fandoms for our geek improv comedy shows...
On Saturday, July 14, The Dandies return to Comedy Bar for Holodeck Follies Canada's longest running Star Trek parody show “Holodeck Follies is one of the funniest shows in Toronto!” – Space Channel Now in their sixth season, The Dandies make up a completely improvised Star Trek episode every month. With music from Paddy N' [...]
Resolutions Are Futile (January 13, 2018 - S6E1) "The Romulans and the Bov have trapped the crew of the USS Hummingbird. How will they keep their resolutions now?" Holodeck Follies - Spontaneous Star Trek Canada's only spontaneous Star Trek show returns! The Dandies have moved the show to prime comedy time at Comedy Bar - [...]
If a treat is what you're after, give yourself the gift of laughter! The Dandies may be on holidays but here are six seasonal shows on Santa's list: 1) Magic-Er School Bus Holiday Spectacular Extravaganza Pantsuit Improv presents a holiday-themed episode with Ms. Frizzle's new fifth-grade class. (Dec. 15, 9:30pm) 2) Dreaming Of A (Non) [...]