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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

LOCKDOWN RECOMMENDATIONS FROM BOOM CHICAGO

Have you watched all of the good things on Netflix? Is komkommertijd television not ā€˜scratching that itchā€™? Luckily, Boom Chicago found new ways to keep these times exciting with top-quality entertainment. We ventured past the walls of Netflix, and into the land of Youtube and Instagram for material to keep you laughing through these unpredictable times. Our hilarious cast compiled lists of videos, films, and comedians that may not have made it on your binge-watching radar yet. If they think itā€™s funny, itā€™s gonna be pretty funny. The lists are in no particular order, differ in style and content. They’re like a box of chocolates. This week, we’ll take a look at Long Islander Stacey Smith’s top recs. Enjoy! Comedians You Need to Follow Today: – Amy Sedaris (Her book Hospitality under the Influence and her series Stranger with Candy?…

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

Seth brings you up to date with the U.S. situation after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s important, scandalous and (of course) very funny.   Watch this now!   ļ»æ

A CLOSER LOOK WITH SETH MEYERS

The US military has invented a heat ray and naturally the Trump administrationĀ considered using it on peacefulĀ protesters exercisingĀ the constitutional right to free speech inĀ Washington. That was only one crazy story that broke yesterday. Seth Meyers’ A Closer Look will bring you up to speed. ļ»æ

THE NEW APPLE TV+ SERIES ‘TED LASSO’ IS A JOY! (created by Boom Chicago alumni)

Seth Meyers and Jason Sudeikis talk about their time in Amsterdam at Boom Chicago and the wonderful new Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso. Three Boom Chicago alums (Jason, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly)Ā developed their love for football in Amsterdam and created the Coach Ted Lasso character in the early 2000s. After making two viral videos…

REAL IS VIRTUAL AND VIRTUAL IS REAL

Good news and bad news from Mark Rutte. The good news is kids will go back to school. Thatā€™s lucky, because at our house we were going to send kids back to school even if it was still closed. ā€˜Sit at the gate until 3:00. Weā€™ll pick you up then.ā€™ But bad news for adults….

TRIXIE MATTEL/BRIAN FIRKUS

Trixie Mattel, winner of RuPaul Drag Race Allstars season three, comedy queen and singer-song writer, stars in her own new Netflix Documentary, Moving Parts, and it is a must-see. Trixie lets the world see the ups and downs of maintaining a career as an iconic drag queen from channeling her abusive past into an armor…

MIDDLEDITCH AND SCHWARTZ

A completely improvised two person show. Are you missing your improv fix while social distancing? All of us at Boom Chicago can safely say that we are… But worry not, for Netflix is coming to the rescue. On April 21st the streaming service is releasing three improvised specials from Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, entitled…

WORKING DURING CORONAVIRUS: STAY SMART, STAY ON MESSAGE, AND WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS

‘Hello and welcome to this day of interactive learning, exchanging best practices, and COUGHING INTO OUR ELBOWS!’ That’s how I began the workshop I ran for a front line serviceĀ staff on March 10. Today, just a few days later, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte has stopped any events or gatherings of more than 100 people. Don’t…

ALMOST SPRING: A ZIGGO MIRACLE

It’s almost spring. Well, it’s notĀ actuallyĀ almost spring. But we’re a lotĀ closer to spring than we are to the start of winter, and that’s good enough for me. Cause who doesn’t love spring? Flowers. Longer days. That first sunny day where everyone drops what they’re doing to sit on the terrace. (Doesn’t anyone in Amsterdam have…

RUSSELL HOWARD

British Superstar Stand Up Russel Howard plays AFAS Live on 21 March. The hardworking UK comedian is known for his panel show appearancesĀ onĀ Mock the WeekĀ (ThinkĀ Dit was het Nieuws) and many shows that bear his name likeĀ The Russel Howard Comedy Hour.   On the stand up side he holds a number of impressive records like when…