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TUESDAY

JULY 27

A Comedy Conversation with Seth Meyers
18:00 – 19:00 Main Hall

Seth Meyers wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera

Boom founders Andrew Moskos and Saskia Maas interview their good friend Seth Meyers live from the Rozengracht with a live audience and atmosphere. Seth joins live from New York. Watch in person or on the high quality livestream.

Seth Meyers has only had two employers: NBC and Boom Chicago. After a successful run of Pickups and Hiccups in Amsterdam and Edinburgh, the Boom Chicago show was mounted in Chicago where he was scouted and hired by Saturday Night Live in 2001. He was named Head Writer in 2006. In 2011, he won an Emmy with Justin Timberlake for a song they wrote.  

In 2014, he was hired for Late Night with Seth Meyers, and quickly became one of the funniest and most thought-provoking hosts on late night TV. His sharp interviews are legendary. His series ‘A Closer Look’ series influences political discussion in the US and his covid-era shows from his house were a creative triumph. Seth’s hysterical Lobby Baby was one of the most watched comedy specials on Netflix that year. His production company produces The Amber Ruffin Show, the Boom Chicago alum who is also the first black woman to host a late night TV show.  

In 2011, Seth brought the house down at the White House Correspondents Dinner skewering, among others, Donald Trump. Many people say he and Barack Obama inadvertently inspired Trump to run for the presidency on that day. 

At Boom Chicago, he wrote, performed and directed. Seth also was the first corporate show writer in what would become the successful Boom Chicago for Business. He is still a fan of Amsterdam, Ajax and the Dutch national football team.

 

Going Dutch: Great NL Stand-up in English

19:30 Upstairs Theater

a woman walking down the street talking on a cell phone

A look at Dutch culture through the eyes of the smartest and funniest people in the world: Dutch people! And since they and you both speak English, you can receive subtle insights like, ‘Try not talking so loud,’ ‘Drop is actually delicious,’ and ‘Stay out of the bike lanes… also on your bikes.’ S-ch-ool is in session…in English!

Host: Kendra Borgen. Featuring Rogier Bak, Jeroen Bloemhoff, Gillian Graven and Odette van der Molen

 

Arjen Lubach Featuring Op Sterk Water
The Reunion Show (in Dutch)

19:45 – 21:00 Main Hall

Arjen Lubach wearing a suit and tie

Voor Arjen Lubach bekend werd met zijn televisieprogramma Zondag met Lubach, maakte hij meer dan tien jaar deel uit van Nederland’s meest gerenommeerde improvisatiegezelschap ‘Op Sterk Water’. Eerder zei hij al eens: ‘bij Op Sterk Water heb ik alles geleerd’. Hoog tijd voor een reünie dus. En waar kan dat beter dan in dé improvisatietempel van Amsterdam: het theater van Boom Chicago aan de Rozengracht.

Tijdens het Boom Chicago festival neemt Arjen zijn vrienden van Op Sterk Water, Tim, Daniel en Dave mee voor een spontaan, hilarisch en virtuoos groot uur improv. Like the old days. (Er moest nog een engels zinnetje in van Boom Chicago.) See you daar!

Performed wel  in the sweet, captivating tones of the most musical language of them all: Dutch.

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