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February 11 Shot of Improv – Back by popular demand. The best way to start your lockdown free live (hopefully forever)!

12 -14 February Boom Chicago’s Valentine’s Weekend – If laughter were the food of love, come get your fill at Boom Chicago this Valentine’s Weekend!

Ongoing: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays – Sitcom  Boom Chicago’s hysterical new comedy show, is a throwback to the 90s when any TV problem could be solved in a half an hour!


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!


The show must go on! Boom Chicago continues in January, with a smaller capacity and our anti-Covid procedures. We will usually perform two shows on a night to accommodate more audience. Most shows are now 75 minutes with no intermission.

Bad news: Due to Corona restrictions, our bar is temporarily closed.

Good news: You are allowed to bring in (store bought) drinks! We will provide water, glasses, ice, and coolers and will also clean things up afterwards. This is as close as you will get to a bar over the next few weeks! You are allowed to enter Boom Chicago until 20:00 with your drinks.

We are charging a ‘good news surcharge’ of five euros per person to help offset the losses of lower capacities during these restrictions. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts.

Book with confidence! If you ever book a show that has to be cancelled, we will always reluctantly refund your money with a forced smile. We guarantee it! But maybe a Patron of the Arts like you would rather receive a gift card?

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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