NERDS SHOOT FIRST – THE 404S AT THE CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

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NERDS SHOOT FIRST – THE 404S AT THE CALGARY COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO

  • Date:27 - Apr - 2017
  • Time:4:45pm
  • Location:Calgary, Alberta
  • Venue:Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017

We’re ready. We’re nerdy. We’re here to make you laugh, and this year at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, we’re pulling out every stop!

The 404s are known as the Expo’s “house team” of comedians, and every year we bring a brand new selection of improvised comedy shows for all audiences to enjoy! Taking ideas and suggestions from the crowd, The 404s combine them with fandom and genre knowledge to create spontaneous scenes of comedy gold – every show unique, every laugh unforgettable, and always, ALWAYS with the audience powering the show!

This year will be crazy, crazy stuff. In addition to a Thursday-night workshop teaching our improv know-how, we’ve also got the return of our crowd favorite show “Improv Against Humanity”, this year using the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars” as the theme. We also have an insane show inspired by 1990s nerdy fandom, and our headliner show is extra special… This year, in full costume and in full character, we’re creating an entire “missing episode” of the hit show “Stranger Things”, right before your eyes!

Read on for the show details and tentative showtimes. As we get closer to the Expo weekend, we’ll be posting videos of the preparations, photos from new and past shows, and some special surprises too. The 404s draw huge crowds every year to the Expo, in many ways our “flagship” comic show that we pour our hearts into. We’re always looking forward to seeing you again, and to see new friends too. Rest assured, it’ll be crazy awesome!

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Strangerer

Strangerer Thingies – The 404s Present The “Missing Episode” of Stranger Things

Friday, 3:45 PM
Scheduled Room: Boyce Theatre

Millie Bobby Brown couldn’t make it this year, but we’ll still turn it up to “Eleven” with this comedy show! In costume and character, The 404s will create a whole new “missing episode” of the hit show. What secrets does the Upside Down hold? Does the monster play Pokemon Go? IS BARB ALIVE?! Find out here!

Humanity

Improv Against Humanity IV – A Nerd Hope

Saturday, 5:00 PM
Scheduled Room: Palomino D

Forty years ago, “Star Wars” entered our lives… Help The 404s pay tribute to the legendary franchise (and ALL science fiction!) as we comedically skewer favorite characters, worlds and conflicts improv-style, with the help of the infamous game “Cards Against Humanity” and YOUR suggestions.No force is safe from comedy of this magnitude!

Infinity

To Improvity and Beyond! – A Comedy Tribute to 90s Nerd-dom With The 404s

Sunday, 3:45 PM
Scheduled Room: Palomino D

Remember the decade when Superman died, when Sephiroth was the baddest game villain ever, and when there were four Star Trek movies, three Star Trek TV shows, and only one Star Wars movie? The 404s look to a golden age of fandom – the 1990s – to inspire crazy laughs, spontaneous hijinks, and a completely improvised adventure from a 90s show of the audience’s choosing!

Improv for the Savvy Nerd – A Comedy Workshop With The 404s

Thursday, 4:45 – 6:45 PM
Scheduled Room: Palomino D

We’re looking for the funny… In YOU! Join the “house team” of Expo comedians for a very hands-on session about how you can learn to improvise on stage and in everyday life, with our signature nerdy twist. And here, we’re always looking for our newest performers. Can you nerdprovise? Come and find out!