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LOCKDOWN RECOMMENDATIONS FROM BOOM CHICAGO

Have you watched all of the good things on Netflix? Is komkommertijd television not ‘scratching that itch’? 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 it’s funny, it’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!   ďťż

A CLOSER LOOK WITH SETH MEYERS

The US military has invented a heat ray and naturally the Trump administration considered using it on peaceful protesters exercising the constitutional right to free speech in Washington. That was only one crazy story that broke yesterday. Seth Meyers’ A Closer Look will bring you up to speed. ďťż

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) developed their love for football in Amsterdam and created the Coach Ted Lasso character in the early 2000s. After making two viral videos…

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…

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…

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 fame it gave him for years, he is well known for touching on sensitive subject matter…however, ‘grabbing’, ‘yanking’ or ‘pulling’ may be better words to describe how he approaches such subjects. While Chappelle’s style of humor is not likely to breed a feeling of warmth and acceptance within the audience, and his fame makes it impossible for the angry left to cancel him, it is guaranteed to have you thinking twice about daily habits and societal norms we so often take for granted. And you…

BILL MAHER SHOWS THE PEE TAPE!

The Democrats are somewhat decent by nature, but that doesn’t win elections (or get a judge considered for the Supreme Court or a corrupt president removed from office). Many are saying it’s time to ‘play dirty’ like the Republicans, but what does that mean? Bill Maher presents a very funny and possibly successful way forward….

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 comedy, and he’s coming to Boom Chicago in April 2020.  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…