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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

1. Life is Better When You Laugh

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…

THE CHECK IN

Seth Meyers is famous for ‘A Closer Look’, his daily deep dive. But sometimes he goes more in depth into an important but less urgent issue like John Oliver and Arjen Lubach.   This funny and insightful episode of ‘The Check In’ explores Opportunity Zones. That program was supposed to help low income neighborhoods with…

CRITICISM OF TRUMP IS ALWAYS A HOAX

President Trump says criticism of his handling of the Coronavirus is the latest Democratic ‘hoax.’ Seth Meyers isn’t having any of it in this top episode of A Closer Look.      

DONALD TRUMP IS A GREAT STAND-UP!

Comedian Donald Trump was on fire this week at the Conservative convention CPAC, skewering his Democrat rivals just before Super Tuesday. He was biting and mean and serving it up cold. He delivers lines like a pro, working the crowds, earning his howls of delight. The standout moments were a physical dis on ‘Mini Mike’…

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 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….

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