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THE BOOM CHICAGO
COMEDY FESTIVAL

JULY 24 - AUGUST 1
AMSTERDAM ON THE ROZENGRACHT

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Join us this summer for the first annual Boom Chicago Comedy Festival on the Rozengracht!

Get ready to laugh! The festival features a broad range of comedy styles with a focus on improvisation. We are programming top international comedians, talent from all over the Netherlands and local stars from Amsterdam including our main cast. There will be a full slate of comedy shows, workshops, Q&A events, and of course the festival bar will be buzzing! 
 
The festival runs nine days from July 24 to August 1. We begin with Boom Chicago weekend and the first workshops on July 24-25. Q&A’s launch July 26 and the main event starts on July 28. We close on August 1 with a marathon of ‘digital-first’ shows. Those will be streamed online, live from our theater, also with an in-person audience

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Submissions close April 23!
You can be a part of the first-ever Boom Chicago Comedy Festival! Improv, stand-up, sketch comedy, storytelling, drag, and more!
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Mixer Teams are a way to join the festival as a student-performer. You will rehearse a specific format from 11:00-16:30 with a world-renowned instructor, and it will culminate in a performance in our festival.

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Big Announcement: Jordan Peele and Kay Cannon!

We are very pleased to announce Jordan and Kay to our Comedy Conversation line-up.

Jordan Peele is one of America’s most exciting writer-directors-producers.  Out and Kay Cannon is a successful screenwriter, producer and director.

Can’t wait to get tickets for their Q&A’s? No worries! You can now get the Comedy conversation Pass and get access to all 7 Q&A’s for the price of 3!

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Book now to be on our Mixer Teams

Mixer Teams are a great way for a performer or student* to join the festival. Each of our three world-class teachers will offer a workshop on their specific format from 11:00-16:30 on Friday or Saturday. After happy hour and dinner, the three workshop teams will perform on one bill for a unique improv show on closing Saturday night.

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Announcing: Colton Dunn

We will ask Colton questions about his rise in Hollywood, share stories of his time at Boom Chicago and of course, make sure you, the audience get to ask some questions to him as well! Colton Dunn is a very funny comedian, actor, writer, and producer and Boom Chicago alum.

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