The 25 Most Important Years in Dutch History
‘If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?’ Similarly, if no cynical outsiders have moved to a country to make fun of it, can you truly say it exists? No way. William of Orange? The German Occupation? Thorbecke’s constitution? All that was BBC, Before Boom Chicago – before our first show in the spring of 1993 and the earth shattering events that have influenced the Netherlands ever since.
From the first edition of Lowlands to the fifteenth (and last?) Elfstedentocht; from the opening of Villa Volta at the Efteling to the opening of the Polderbaan runway at Schiphol; and from the first year of Big Brother to the year Facebook defeated onze eigen Hyves – these moments have defined the Netherlands.
These past 25 years were not only important to Holland, but also to comedy. In 1993, Boom Chicago introduced improvisation comedy to a mainstream Dutch audience. Since then, the ensemble has become an Amsterdam institution, and a launchpad for many American comedians. Over the past 25 years, we were part of a comedy revolution and this book is full of stories from Boom Chicago’s funniest alumni. Join us on a journey for our first quarter century: The 25 Most Important Years in Dutch history!
Get your autographed copy of The 25 Most Important Years in Dutch History when you buy your tickets on our website. Your book will be waiting at the ticket desk when you arrive at the Rozentheater (Rozengracht 117, Amsterdam). Regular copies are available at your bookstore. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.