Welcome to the home of Fanfiction written by comedians, read by comedians.
We hope we don't creep you out.
The only prerequisite for attending FanFiction Comedy is that you have an understanding of what ‘fan-fiction’ is. Or, that you simply be a fan of something. Scratch that – even failing those conditions, it would be impossible not to be blown away by this staggeringly impressive line-up of New Zealand’s brightest young comedy writers as they take on cross-genre nerdity.
Hosted by Nick Gibb, FanFiction showcases the original compositions of core writers Heidi O’Loughlin, Joseph Moore, Edith Poor, and Tom Furniss, with brief discussions by Gibb and Steven Boyce between readings. The show’s most impressive factor is not that the five-minute vignettes are gutwrenchingly hilarious, nor that it is impossible to say who is the strongest of the performers, nor even that the stories are written newly each night. What makes FanFiction uniquely brilliant is the balance that’s struck between ridicule and celebration of obsessive fandom, and the payoff a discerning audience member gets for being at least a little nerdy.
When Moore wraps up his mash-up of Home and Away andHome Alone (you guessed it: Home Alone and Away), the entire room breaks into a chorus of the soap’s theme song. Audience and panel members alike get into a heated discussion of the plausibility of commanding a Pokemon-esque army of small mammals. There’s a unique genius to FanFiction’s ability to bring out the pathos of whoever might find themselves writing a Dora The Explorer/Jango Fett mash-up, and there is something genuinely moving about the sheer generative talent of O’Loughlin, Moore, Poor, and Furniss.
It’s only a shame that the stories change night after night. We’ll just have to keep going back for more.
Reblogged from teganhigginbotham :
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of joining Heidi and the FanFiction crew in NZ for a week of shows at The Classic. I had an amazing time!
Here’s a quick story I wrote for opening night. I hope you enjoy it!
JJ’s Dilemma- By Tegan Higginbotham
The LA Sun was shining…
We’re pleased to announce our final warm up shows before Edinburgh - this week at The Classic feat. our friend from Melbourne, the hilarious Tegan Higginbotham.
Different stories from us every night, and on Saturday we’re doing our second album record featuring some ‘Best of’ Fanfics (so if you missed out on The Sims, Fast and Furious, Dobby Unchained - make sure you get down to see it)!
Wednesday and Thursday 7:30pm
Friday and Saturday 8:30pm
$10 per ticket - or see as many shows as you want for $20 (we’ll give you a pass on the door).
See you there!
AUCKLAND - We’re off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the end of July. So to help raise some funds we’re announcing the return of our FanFiction Comedy POP QUIZ! It’s basically a pub quiz but all the questions are Pop Culture based for nerds like us!!! It’s on the 7th July, 6pm at The Classic — You can win heaps of cool prizes thanks to Universal Music, Nestle, The NZ International Comedy Festival and other kewl guys that have sponsored some giveaways. $10 per person or $50 for a team of 6! See you there.
These are the guys who won last year… Look how happy they are!
Reblogged from wherethewilthingsare :
During FanFiction Comedy at the MICF this year, I was challenged by the team to write a story that wasn’t about Batman. (Up until that point EVERY story I had done for the show had been about The Dark Knight).
The only problem I had with this was: I Love Batman.
I love Batman so much that once…