About and FAQ

Help! The stream cut out / is offline during the show!

Don’t panic! My computer and/or server just died. Refresh the page and wait for it to come back on, we’ll resume from where we stopped.  

I see no video or chat box!

If you’re using uBlock or a similar script, add all scripts from ComfyTheatre to your whitelist. If that doesn’t work, try turning your adblocker off. There shouldn’t be any external scripts being used, but it might solve your problem. We don’t use advertisements or tracking scripts here!

Alternately, use Streamlink to directly connect to the stream. Once installed, type the following into your Command Line or Terminal window, depending on the stream you need:

streamlink https://eu1.stream.comfytheatre.co.uk/hls/films.m3u8 best

streamlink https://eu1.stream.comfytheatre.co.uk/hls/e3.m3u8 best

streamlink https://eu1.stream.comfytheatre.co.uk/hls/haruhi.m3u8 best

You can choose from either the EU server or the US server to watch the stream from, depending on where you live. The US sever is 4-5 seconds delayed, but will run better overall. Just replace eu1 with us1 in the URLs to switch.

You can also adjust the quality you receive by changing best to one of the following: 1024k / 2048k / best

You can download a handy pack containing Streamlink and batch files for quick-launching ComfyTheatre streams right here.

I want to hide the chat box / make the stream fullscreen!

Click the cog icon in the top right of the navigation bar. This will drop down a settings panel for you to change the stream configuration.

What is The Theatre?

The Theatre is a site that provides a comfy place for people to come and relax with quality entertainment on our streams. Drinks and snacks are recommended during our shows!

The main stream that we feature is Daily Movie Nights, where users vote from our large list of films, and the winner gets shown! You can see a list of all the films here.

Each night, we watch the next episodes in our individual pre-show and post-shows, these change after each one is finished, so keep an eye out for new and interesting shows!

How long has The Theatre been running?

We have been running since eary 2010 for showcasing video game playthroughs, E3 events and the occasional Kung Pow stream.

Up until October 2013 we used the free hosting web service Webs.com to keep the site up, but we have since upgraded to our own domain name for ease-of-access and to reflect the nature of the site.

More recently we’ve completely revamped the site and now offer the stream in both EU and US regions!

How can I receive notifications when streams start?

We currently send notifications out through the Steam Group, Twitter, or Discord. Make sure you join or follow one of these places to get notifications for when stream start, film voting opens, and other news.

Who runs the site?

The site is currently run independently by myself, Micnax. We have a few people that also host their own streams from time to time.

When did the daily movie nights start?

We started the daily movie nights (formally named ‘New Leaf Nights’) back in May 2013 to accommodate players from /vg/ waiting for the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The film voting system was introduced shortly after and the tradition stuck even after the release of the game.

I have a suggestion for a film!

Sweet! You can suggest a film you want added to the stream list on the List of Movies page. These suggestions are collected and looked over each week and new films are added or placed in a queue to be downloaded. If it’s not up there yet, keep suggesting it!

What events do you show on the Events Stream?

The events stream is primarily used for showing the E3 Entertainment Expo that happens each year in July (along with the traditional drinking game sheets that are provided), but is also used for minor events such as special Nintendo Direct presentations and other big video game announcements. Additionally, when the film stream is on the off-chance taken down, viewers are directed to the event stream as a back-up for the show to continue.

Can I donate to The Theatre?

Sure! Check out the Donate page for more information.

Global Rules

  • Do not post content advertising other services or streams, or anything illegal in the eyes of the U.S. law.
  • Try to be nice to everyone, this is a comfy site.

Movie Streams

  • Don’t spoil parts of the movie that is playing. Doing so will result in a warning, followed by a ban from the chatroom if repeated.
  • Try and stay on-topic. While I do allow off-topic talking, don’t let it overrule discussion of the film that is playing.
  • Do not mention the unspeakable movies.

Event Streams

  • During big events, the chatroom may become very fast with the mass amount of users in attendance. In these situations, moderating is extremely difficult, so we ask that you stay civil and try not to spam all the time. It’s understandable to be excited, but try to hold back! Sometimes, slow mode may be activated (can only send messages every 5-10 seconds)
  • During the E3 Entertainment Expo, drinking game rules are in effect during the Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft conferences. When you are required to drink, a large DRINK sign will fill the screen, so look at your drinking game card provided and drink the amount specified.
  • Micnax is not responsible for any drink-related incidents that may occur following participation in the E3 Drinking Game. The drinker holds all liability for his/her actions while watching the stream and/or playing the E3 Drinking Game.

Credits and Thanks

Cal, Emp, Horo, and Sayakas for being secondary streamers.

ZeroMomentai for the console-tan picture on the E3 stream page.

/acg/ (Animal Crossing General) for inspiring daily movie nights.

All donors (listed on the donation page)

Every watcher and supporter over the years.