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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

Comedy in English

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…

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,…

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…

EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

Our cast member Simon Lukacs visited Edinburgh Fringe Festival during its 2019 edition and he gives you his top 4 picks… As well as catching up with friends, doing a little bit of improv, drinking a lot of alcohol and eating far too often at my favourite noodle restaurant (Hi, Red Box), I tried to fit in as many shows as possible. I managed 23, which I don’t think is that bad! But like music, film, or any art form – the more you watch, the harder it becomes to see something that blows you away, and while I enjoyed everything I saw this year, here are the ones that I’d really recommend checking out: Ken Cheng: To All the Racists I’ve Blocked Before Former BBC New Comedy Award finalist Ken Cheng’s show deals with issues surrounding race with a…

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