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1a. Comedy in Amsterdam

THE MADNESS OF KING DONALD

It’s always good to welcome an alumni back to Boom Chicago, and none are more welcome than the US born, Netherlands based Greg Shapiro. Greg has been a familiar face to Dutch audiences over the years.  One of the original cast members of Boom Chicago 25 years ago, Greg was the host of Comedy Central News…

JEN KIRKMAN

Jen Kirkman is in her forties with no children and right where she wants to be. Kirkman was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately, and well known for being a five-time narrator of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. She is also a writer of Golden Globe and Emmy winning Amazon Prime…

LIZA TREYGER

Liza Treyger is #nofilter. We’ve all done stupid stuff in our 20’s and Treyger is not above it. Her hilarious stories are very relatable or, at the very least, they make you feel better about your own shitty decisions. “Liza was featured on the prestigious Variety’s 2017 TOP 10 COMICS TO WATCH list and was…

ERIC ANDRÉ

One of the most exciting voices working in US comedy, Eric André, hits Amsterdam bringing his performing to Boom Chicago on Sunday 8th September. As well as being one of the finest stand-ups around, Andre created the cult Eric Andre Show – a spoof of US Public Access Television. It remains one of the funniest TV shows of the last ten years, constantly pushing boundaries and relentlessly innovative. Check it out here:   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 25%; width: 50%; height: 50%; }   In addition to this, he’s appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and starred in Man Seeking Woman. To add another string to his bow, he has appeared in multiple films – such as Ricky Gervais’ The…

CISF PREVIEW BY SIMON LUKACS

The CISF (Comedytrain International Summer Festival) is held every year at Amsterdam’s Toomler comedy club. As part of the annual festival Toomler brings across some of the finest comics working in the UK, and this year is no different. From Wednesday to Saturday during the festival, you can enjoy a double bill of critically acclaimed performers. In our CISF preview, we look ahead at some of the shows on offer and the acts that you simply can’t miss: PAUL FOOT/ SEAN MCLOUGHLIN – 10th-13th July Paul Foot has achieved cult status in the UK. While he has made UK television appearances on huge shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Would I Lie To You? It is for his live performances that he has gained his reputation as truly one of the most unique…

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