This fast-paced, funny night features our top cast making you (and themselves) laugh while waiters bring drinks to your table.
Female First Friday
Who says it is hard to find great women in comedy? Join us for an incredible line-up including Kay Cannon (Writer/Producer of the Pitch Perfect series and upcoming Cinderella movie), Saskia Maas (CEO of Boom Chicago), Stacey Smith (Festival Artistic Director and Boom Chicago Cast), Shantira Jackson (Writer for The Amber Ruffin Show), Biddy Kemery (Boom Chicago Cast / Stage Manager) and top international talent in What Can’t She Do? our Female-first variety show.
- Tickets for all three shows
18:00 The Comedy Conversation is an uninhibited, hilarious interview with Boom Chicago alum Kay Cannon. CEO Saskia and Festival Artistic Director Stacey talk with Kay about her life, career in comedy and funny times in Amsterdam followed by questions from the audience. Saskia and Stacey are in Amsterdam with a live audience while Kay is live from Los Angeles. The audience watches from all over the world.
Kay Cannon is a director, (screen)writer, producer, actress and comedian. She directed the hit comedy Blockers, starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and (Boom Chicago’s) Ike Barinholtz. Cannon wrote and produced the acapella comedy Pitch Perfect series. The first two were great! She recently finished Cinderella, a major Disney romantic comedy musical which she wrote and directed. That will be in theaters in July, so during the festival Q&A.
19:45 What Can’t She Do? Boom Chicago hosts a hilarious night of women-first comedy featuring talent from all around the world. Expect a hysterical night of stand-up, improvisation, musical comedy, characters, from superstars who have (probably) never been on the same bill together! Boom Chicago’s Biddy Kemery and Stacey Smith host the evening that starts big and never slows down!
22:00 Womance is a musical improv duo comprised of best friends, Shantira Jackson and Stacey Smith. Shantira and Stacey have been working together for over a decade. Stacey is a current cast member of Boom Chicago and runs the Boom Academy and this festival. Shantira is currently a writer for Big Mouth and contributor for The Amber Ruffin Show. Together they’ve headlined the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival, the Omaha Improv Festival and the Miami Improv Festival.
- The main location is at Boom Chicago at Rozengracht 117 in Amsterdam.
- Some workshops may be at an alternative location. To be disclosed later (all within easy access to Boom Chicago).
We will follow all health and safety rules in effect at that time.
We are expecting that by the end of July, with vaccines, better testing and less Corona, we will be able to have a regular, in-person festival with small modifications.
Perhaps it will still be smart to wear masks indoors. Perhaps the capacity will be lower. Perhaps we will administer a test or ask to see your status on an app. We will see as the date approaches, what procedures will be in place, but we expect the show to go on!
If for some reason, the festival does not go on, we will first offer Boom Chicago gift certificates and our thanks for your understanding. We will refund tickets for those who want their money back.
Yes. Buy with confidence. Tickets are flexible. Tickets are transferable, exchangeable and refundable. You can get a gift card for cancelling up to one hour before showtime. You can get a refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before showtime (minus a small fee per order).
Tickets are exchangeable for credit
– If you email us at [email protected] up to one hour before the show starts, we will be happy to send you a gift card for the amount of your tickets.
– Use that gift card to buy new tickets.
Tickets are transferable
– Give your tickets to a friend if you cannot use them.
– The first one who scans the QR code gets in. Everyone else with a copy is refused. No discussions at the door please.
– If you don’t give your QR code to anyone else, then no one can claim the ticket but you.
Tickets are refundable
– Up to 72 hours before show time
– Minus a €10 fee per order to cover labor and bank charges
– We’d rather you took a gift card.
– Email us at [email protected] with your details
Almost all the shows are in English. The ones in Dutch will be clearly marked.
In June. First we will announce the showcases and classes, so you will know the themes of a particular show.