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Simon Lukacs

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…

RANDY FELTFACE

Boom Chicago welcomes Randy Feltface on November 18th – if you don’t know him now, you will soon remember his face – mainly because it’s purple. Feltface is the beautifully realized alter ego of Australian comic and puppeteer Heath McIvor.  He’s been performing internationally for over 10 years, and in 2016 he received great acclaim…

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…

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…

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…

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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