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Boom Chicago presents the premiere of their new political comedy show Lock Him Up, recorded on October 11 with a live, in-person (socially distanced) audience. After that, live performances continue at Boom Chicago’s Amsterdam theater with the big finale on Election Night on November 3.

Political comedy veterans Pep Rosenfeld and Greg Shapiro and director Andrew Moskos take you inside the 2020 presidential race with stand-up and improv comedy, sharp satire and big laughs from an Amsterdam-American perspective.

We Are Live will produce the entire three-camera stream from Boom Chicago’s Theater, including live video and interaction with viewers at home. We Are Live is an independent live video production agency, specializing in live content creation.


The world is holding its breath for the American elections. Facts are hard to agree on, and the media itself is under attack. With the truth fighting against manipulation, mudslinging, memes and fake news, this is the most unusual political year ever. The show is about an hour, ending with a political discussion with Pep and Greg backstage.

The comedians will attack the Republican playbook of racism, voter suppression, propaganda and conspiracy theories. They will also roast the Democratic internal battle between ‘woke’ identity politics and uninspiring centrism. Biden is ahead in the polls, but less so in swing states. And let’s not forget what happened to Hillary Clinton: Being in the lead in polls doesn’t mean a damn thing.


Lock Him Up is the welcome follow-up to Boom Chicago’s longest running show, Trump Up the Volume. Pep Rosenfeld, Greg Shapiro and Andrew Moskos have created shows with a focus on current affairs, politics and satire since they were in high school together.

Pep Rosenfeld is a writer, comedian and hilarious host of TED talks and events like The Next Web. He was nominated for an Emmy award for his writing on Saturday Night Live.

Comedian, actor and author Greg Shapiro was the voice of Donald Trump in Arjen Lubach’s viral smash ‘America First, The Netherlands second.’

Director Andrew Moskos also directed Sitcom, now playing at Boom Chicago. He co-wrote Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s ‘most successful speech ever,’ for the Correspondents Dinner.

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