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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

Julia Plott

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?…

MICHELLE BUTEAU

While travel may be limited, and your vacation plans have most likely been soiled, Michelle Buteau makes it possible to forget the turmoil of 2020, and escape to a comedy Utopia. Well, a comedy Buteaupoia. Buteau’s recent Netflix special couldn’t have come at a better time. When the world needed high-energy positivity and kindness, the…

TAYLOR TOMLINSON

Oh to be young and in love. Or as we say in 2020, ‘Oh to be young and desperately confused about every small aspect of life including the random re-surfacing of childhood traumas.’ While the sound of being ‘in your 20s’ has long-since suggested a bright-eyed air of curiosity, new beginnings, and potential, the 25 year-old Taylor Tomlinson reminds everyone why this period of our lives is only seemingly responsibility-free. Being in your 20s means you still suck too much for anyone to expect much from you. In her 1-hour Netflix special, appropriately titled ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’, Tomlinson offers her refreshing perspective on a time period riddled with humiliation and mistakes. From delving into what can be brought to the table as a 25 year-old, (What am I able to bring to a potluck dinner? Dry napkins) to realizing how absurd the events of…

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…

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