In 1993, Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld 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. We have made more than a million people laugh at our stages (and hosted a few sourpusses as well).

Many famous American comedians began their careers at Boom Chicago, including Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, and Kay Cannon. Boom alumni fill the writing staffs at Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and many other successful TV programs. Best of all, the next generation of superstars is on our stage tonight! Come enjoy a hilarious night of improv with us.



Fun, perfect for expat's visitors

"I have seen two of Boom Chicago's shows. The first one was at a private event and the second was an impro at their theater. Both of them were hilarious. Def worth a try to fix a weekend."

– Miguel M. via TripAdvisor
Fun night out

"As to be expected with improv, it’s a bit hit and miss, but there were several genuinely funny moments and it made for a fun alternative night out. We will definitely revisit next time we are in town. We saw Bongo this time."

– Rnraven via TripAdvisor
Very cool!

"Great comedy club!!! A must if you want to have a nice laugh and an intimate setting. We went to the small show and you could feel the connection with each comedian. Very cool!"

– Katherin S. via Google
Cozy atmosphere

"This was my first time at Boom Chicago, attended the Funny Shop night. Had a great time seeing 9 performers over the stand up open mic, with a great audience in a small but cozy room."

– irinakettles via TripAdvisor
Will definitely go back

"Went here with our company for a group activity and were not disappointed. If you're looking for a meaningful, yet funny and entertaining session look no further. We also had food there which was great. Will definitely go back whenever I'm in town!"

– Michael Q. via Google



On Saturday May 25, we’ll have two special guests from The Free Association London at our Shot of Improv show.  Longtime FA members Ian Thomas and Freddie Sandilands will join our cast on stage.