Published on October 25th, 2012 | by SARA0
Fan Fiction: Doctor Who Live Show Preview
After selling out the debut show of the Fan Fiction comedy series where they took on the weird world of Twilight fan-fic, Adam Ward and Jamie O’Connor are gearing up for round two as they take on an err… differently beloved fandom, Doctor Who.
The show’s producer, Adam Ward, and host Jamie O’Connor spoke to us about putting the show together, the fantastic performers, and a little bit about what to expect from the upcoming Doctor Who edition of their live Fan Fiction comedy show.
What, or who, inspired the fan fiction series?
Adam Ward: The Fan Fiction series was inspired by creating a different type of comedy show for Toronto audiences. Parody comedy shows have always been a success in the Toronto community, so I think this show came from a natural evolution from there. A friend introduced me to fan fiction scripts online, and it was just natural for me to ask: “why aren’t comedy groups performing these?”
Tell me about the process of putting together a fan-fiction live show?
AW: Putting together this show has been great for me because at the core of it is just a lot of friends working together to deliver the best product possible. Black Swan Comedy co produces these with me, and I couldn’t be more fortunate to have their trust and support to run all of these the way I want to. I invite my favourite comedy groups from the city to take part in the show (Jamie O’Connor, Falcon Powder, Vest of Friends). The groups then take to the internet and find some of the funniest things I have ever heard in my 6 years of doing comedy. Rulers of the Universe, who headline each of the Fan Fiction shows, once read a script where Frasier and his brother Niles, were fighting for control of the world on a space needle as Sam Malone’s head delivered and monologue than blew up. I’m laughing now just thinking about it. Stuff happens you will not expect, and your SOOOO happy it does.
Jamie O’Connor: In terms of putting the live show together,as the host my process is generally to immerse myself as much as I can in whatever the subject of the the show is. For example, our last show was about Twilight, and I forced myself to read as much of the books as I could. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but it lets me come at every show as an actual fan, as much is possible.
Can you give us a bit of a preview of what to expect from the Doctor Who show on November 3rd?
AW: For Fan Fiction Doctor Who we have some some really good acts joining us. I’m happy to have the Weaker Vessels performing, as they just finished a run of their hit sketch show “We’ve Only Just Begun”. As well, Jameson Kraemer of Syfy’s “Alphas” will be performing. Knowing how big of a Doctor Who fan he is, I’m already very excited. All ticket reservations can be sent to adam.ward [at] hotmail.com. Our last show Fan Fiction: Twlight sold out, so I recommend getting your tickets as soon as possible!
JO: Other than expecting one of the funniest shows in Toronto, I’m guessing there are going to be a number of stories about various incarnations of the Doctor hooking up with each other. Through time! You know, the usual fan fiction stuff.
Fan Fiction: Doctor Who is at The Black Swan (154 Danforth Ave) on November 3rd. Visit the facebook event and don’t forget to reserve your tickets!