LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

1a. Comedy in Amsterdam

ALEX BORSTEIN

As I’m typing this, I’m fainting a thousand times over and over again. On March 24th, Alex Borstein is gracing the stage at Boom Chicago as she tours “Alex Borstein & The Amstergang” around Europe. Our technical director mentioned in November that this was a possibility and I immediately started to sweat. Alex is a…

RUSSELL HOWARD

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

JOHN BISHOP NEW EUROPEAN TOUR

John Bishop, comedian, presenter (and ex footballer) launches his new European tour at the Meervaart on October 1. John’s warm, laid back humor translates well to a European audience, especially those who like sports. (He is an avid Liverpool supporter) This show, which will probably feature a good dose of life as a father of…

NEIL DELAMERE & CHRIS KENT

  Ireland has a rich and impressive comedy heritage, which can be proven by reeling off just some of the Irish talent that has emerged over the years – Dave Allen, Father Ted creators Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews, Aisling Bea, The Rubber Bandits, Sharon Horgan, Tommy Tiernan, David O’ Doherty, Alison Spittle, Ed Byrne,…

DAVE CHAPPELLE

Dave Chappelle, one of the top comedians right now, will play the Ziggo Dome Saturday and there are still tickets left! There is still a chance to see Chappelle’s famous fusion style of honest and grounded sentiment, with a heavy-handed dash of provocation. Creator of Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show, and then walking away from the…

JACK TUCKER

This is a show for real comedy aficionados. Jack Tucker is a lousy, hack, charmless New York comedian.  He’s also the creation of Zach Zucker, half of the critically acclaimed clown duo Zach and Viggo, who run the equally acclaimed Stamptown Comedy Night. Part deconstruction of the tropes and tricks of hack stand-up, part glimpse into a damaged,…

TOMMY TIERNAN

Tommy Tiernan is, put simply, a legend of stand-up, and he’s coming to Boom Chicago in April.  Winning the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? stand-up competition in 1996, just two years later he won one of the biggest, if not the biggest, prizes in comedy, the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show. As well as hosting his own show…

RANDY FELTFACE

Boom Chicago welcomes Randy Feltface on November 18th – if you don’t know him now, you will soon remember his face – mainly because it’s purple. Feltface is the beautifully realized alter ego of Australian comic and puppeteer Heath McIvor.  He’s been performing internationally for over 10 years, and in 2016 he received great acclaim…

STACEY SMITH JOINS THE BOOM CHICAGO CAST

I met Boom Chicago’s newest cast member, Stacey Smith, about a year ago when we brought her in to give the then cast a workshop in musical improv comedy. At the time, the cast and I were in a brutal show process. We were meeting every day from 11:00am to about 3:00am to write and rehearse a…

JOHN CLEESE: LAST TIME TO SEE ME BEFORE I DIE

John Cleese’s (final?) solo tour comes  to Carre on April 18, with later stops in Enschede and Zwolle. Zwolle eh? Who knew! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday in what is humorously called the ‘Last Chance to See Me Before I Die Tour.’ He’s probably right. Don’t miss the opportunity to…