BANGO!

Introducing Bango! New Form Improv with a Beat

In 2018, Boom Chicago turns 25 years old and we are still innovating! Andrew Moskos, the director of 7 Deadly Dutch Sins, Trump up the Volume and 9/11 Forever, presents Bango!, a brand new comedy show and a brand new comedy style: New Form Improv. This new show takes fewer suggestions from the audience and moves past the familiar structure of improv games. Freed from the rules, our talented cast responds at even higher speeds with rich characters, stories and scenes for a fresh, fun and exciting comedy show.

Bango! is 100% different each night. The show is based on true stories told by the actors, audience members and special guest stars which are never repeated. The musical energy comes from Sacha Hoedemaker who provides studio production, live music and funky drums. The cast adds lyrics to tell some stories musically.

This improv comedy show is entirely in English. The show lasts around 2 hours, including intermission. The show starts at 20:30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays, the show starts at 21:00 in July and August, and at 20:00 from September. Click on a date in the calendar to see times and then click "Buy Tickets" for prices. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Our bar will be buzzing with people from 19:30, so why not coming early to enjoy a drink?

Note that during July and August, all shows will be held in The Upstairs Theater which is not wheelchair accessible.


BANGO! WITH SPECIAL GUEST IKE BARINHOLTZ

Ike Barinholtz is the guest storyteller at Bango! on July 13, 19:30

Normally, the second act of Bango! is based on true stories from our actors. On special nights, however, we invite a guest storyteller to create an even more rich and surprising show. On July 13, the cast of Boom Chicago will be joined by Ike Barinholtz, whose stories will inspire the comedy. Ike Barinholtz acts, writes, and directs in films and TV series like Mindy Project, Suicide Squad, Bad Neighbors, Central Intelligence and Blockers. Barinholtz spent two years in Amsterdam as member of the comedy troupe Boom Chicago, along with Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers and Nicole Parker. He hosted the ‘Worst of Boom Night’ during a 10-year anniversary of the improv troupe Boom Chicago, where they performed their worst material from previous shows.

During the show, the Boom Chicago cast will interview Ike on stage about his expertise and experiences. The actors will then improvise comedy scenes and characters based on his stories. The musical energy comes from Sacha Hoedemaker who provides studio production, live music and beats. The cast adds lyrics to tell some stories musically to make for an exciting, hysterical night. Bango! takes fewer suggestions from the audience and moves past the familiar structure of improv games. Freed from the rules, our talented cast responds at even higher speeds with rich characters, stories and scenes for an exciting 'new from improv' comedy show. Reserve your tickets for Bango! with Special Guest Ike Barinholtz.

This improv comedy show is entirely in English. The show lasts around 2 hours, including intermission and it will be held in The Big House. The show will start at 19:30. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Our bar will be buzzing with people from 18:00, so why not coming early to enjoy a drink?

  • Starring

  • Directed by

    Andrew Moskos | Mike Orton-Toliver

  • Technician

    Emil Struijker | Tyrone Dierksen

  • Musician

    Sacha Hoedemaker

  • Tickets

    Starting from: €17,95

  • Stage Manager / Director Assistant

    Lizz Kemery

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