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A Comedy Conversation with Kay Cannon

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Boom alum Kay Cannon, successful screenwriter, producer and director will join us for a Comedy Conversation on Friday, July 30 at 18:00 CET. The Boom Chicago Comedy Festival runs July 24 – August 1.

Digital Household Ticket for 7 Comedy Conversations
In Theater Ticket for 7 Comedy Conversations
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In theater ticket

Kay Cannon just finished writing and directing the upcoming musical comedy Cinderella for Disney, which will be in movie theaters during the festival. Arriving with high expectations, the film could crack the top 10 of highest grossing movies ever with a female director.

She received rave reviews for her debut screenplay, the 2012 acapella comedy Pitch Perfect starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson. Kay then wrote and co-produced the follow-up hits Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. The first two were great!

Kay directed the groundbreaking Blockers in 2018 starring Boom alums Ike Barinholtz and Colton Dunn. Blockers updated the teenage sex genre for a modern era, paving the way for films like Booksmart

On TV, she was writer and producer for NBC’s 30 Rock (2007–2012), the FOX comedy series New Girl (2012–2014) and Girlboss (2017) for Netflix.

Kay performed in Boom Chicago from 1999-2001 in the era with Brendan Hunt, Liz Cackowski, Ike Barinholtz, and Jason Sudeikis. She helped create Live at the Leidseplein: Your Privacy is our Business, the first major live comedy show anywhere with (secret) cameras, screens and a video director. She also worked with Saskia Maas in Boom’s corporate show department during its infancy.

Join us for a fascinating and funny discussion of comedy, Hollywood and her time in Amsterdam with Boom Chicago owner Saskia Maas and Festival Artistic Director Stacey Smith live. A Comedy Conversation with Kay Cannon is on Friday, July 30, live from Boom Chicago at 18:00. The show will also be presented as a high quality live stream at 18:00 Amsterdam |17:00 London |12:00 New York | 11:00 Chicago | 9:00 Los Angeles. 

The Comedy Conversation Series
For seven consecutive nights during the festival, we present a Comedy Conversation with a different Boom Chicago alum. These Q&A’s will be streamed live from Boom Chicago on the Rozengracht with the hosts and a live in-theater audience. The guests will join us from New York and LA. 

Early bird passes for all seven Comedy Conversations are on sale now (single in-theater tickets and digital household streaming tickets). Individual tickets will go on sale when dates are confirmed.