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!
Daylight Savings is behind us and Seasonal Affective Disorder is kicking in. The Dandies get it. We have ten suggestions to help you keep your spirits up in November. 1. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS) watch from the comfort of your couch. We're excited Star Trek is back on the small screen and hope you are [...]
(Toronto, Ontario - for immediate release) The Dandies return to Comedy Bar on Good Friday with the next spontaneously created Star Trek episode - Holodeck Follies (S5E3: His Gul Friday). Friday, April 14, 2017, 8 p.m. sharp with host Hisham Kelati (Joke Marmalade, Tight 5, Underground Comedy) and Joshua Barbeau ("Sins of the Father" - [...]
(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 [...]
Holiday Follies - December 7, 2016 Celebrating four years of Holodeck Follies and the winter festivities. Join us as we look forward to the future.
East-end Toronto - Are you hungry For local comedic entertainment? Comedians scramble to win over the audience in the Comedy Sampler. Sample local entertainers on October 17, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Come check out and cheer on these five comedic acts: Stand-up: Lauren Mitchell and Rachelle Lauzon Sketch: Oliver Georgiou Improv: Moderately Oblique (Holly Wyder, [...]
The Dandies return to Starbase Social Capital Theatre tonight for an evening of Star Trek comedy! Show: Tonight, August 3rd, 8:00 p.m. sharp Bar open at 7 p.m., doors open at 7:45 p.m. Location: The Social Capital Theatre (154 Danforth Ave., 2nd floor) You still have time to visit the Ticket Booth for advance tickets. The USS Albatross helmsman is the [...]
Holodeck Follies returns! Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 (Toronto) Spontaneous Star Trek. Stand up. Songs. Silliness. The night will be filled with laughs, celebration, karaoke, and a little bit of fundraising! All at the Social Capital Theatre (154 Danforth Ave) on The Danforth. Some advance tickets are still available: http://bit.ly/dandiesawaytour Entertainment starts at 8:15 p.m. sharp [...]
We're Back! Holodeck Follies returns to Social Capital Theatre on Wednesday, June 1st! Comedian Daphney Joseph (Coko & Daphney, stand up) will take the helm as the evening's host. Daphney is a great friend of the show and I am glad that she was available to join us. To start the evening, we have a new [...]