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Boom Chicago Shows Return January 27


Improv SpectacularThis special show is ONLY the best improv all through February, March, and April!

Sitcom (Last Chance!) — Sadly, our hit comedy show Sitcom must come to all things in the 90’s. Come to closing weekend Feb 4, 5, 6

Humor Makes Business Better — Contact us for original and energetic events tailored for your company! Digital shows are our speciality.

Improv Classes — Our new term starts the week of January 17. Start your journey in comedy today!

Boom Chicago comedy shows will return when theaters can open again.


Because the Dutch government was slow to plan and react, we and many places are still closed until January 25.

  • Classes are back starting January 17!
  • Shows are canceled until January 25.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. We are optimists by nature.

Updated January 14


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ABSOLUTELY the best comedy show I have ever been to

"This is ABSOLUTELY the best comedy show I have ever been to. It’s been a month and I’m still raving about it! Wish you could bring something similar to NZ!"

– Kristen W. via Google
From the start the room laughing

"From the moment the MC jumped on stage he had the room laughing. It was an excellent vibe, with awesome audience participation and I sincerely laughed A LOT. Oh, and this was the English show - so very diverse audience. Highly recommend it for a night out!"

– Marta via Google
Kan ik me niet herinneren

"Uitstekende improvisatie! Groot talent! Leuk om te doen tijdens een bezoek aan Amsterdam. Nam een 13-jarige mee en ze vond het heel gevat!"

– Gina via TripAdvisor
Will put a smile on your face

"Great atmosphere, fun approachable comedians, especially good for those gloomy Amsterdam days where it rains non-stop, it will put a smile on your face!"

– Marijn B. via TripAdvisor
Fantastische ervaring!

"Een topverhaal dat van voor tot achter super in elkaar zit en waar we volledig in op gingen; inclusief ingenieuze trucjes, grappige details, erg mooi decor en de nodige spannende momenten! Echt een aanrader!"

– Nysje via TripAdvisor
Extremely well done, entertaining and funny

"This is a clever Second City Type show put on live in Amsterdam. It was founded by to Chicago natives and it is extremely well done, entertaining and funny."

– John B. via Google


If you always wanted to do improv classes, now is your chance!


In 1993, funny childhood friends fell in love with Amsterdam and moved here to start a sketch and improv comedy show.

25 plus years later, Boom Chicago has grown into the innovative and influential comedy institution it is today. With two theaters and shows almost every night, we have made millions of people laugh  (and hosted a few sourpusses as well).

Many comedians began their careers here including Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Amber Ruffin, Ike Barinholtz, Jason Sudeikis and Kay Cannon. Boom alumni fill the writing staffs at Saturday Night Live and many successful TV programs. Best of all, the next generation of superstars is onstage tonight!

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