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In 1993, Andrew Moskos and Pep Rosenfeld fell in love with Amsterdam and moved here to start a sketch and improv comedy show with their Dutch partner Saskia Maas.

25 plus years later, Boom Chicago has grown into the innovative and influential comedy institution it is today. We have made more than a million people laugh at our stages (and hosted a few sourpusses as well).

Many famous American comedians began their careers at Boom Chicago, including Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz, and Kay Cannon. Boom alumni fill the writing staffs at Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and many other successful TV programs. Best of all, the next generation of superstars is on our stage tonight! Come enjoy a hilarious night of improv with us.

Health and Safety Measurements

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All shows in the big theater for social distancing
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Early opening, to spread out arrivals
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New safe social seats
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Food and drinks served individually to your table


ABSOLUTELY the best comedy show I have ever been to

"This is ABSOLUTELY the best comedy show I have ever been to. It’s been a month and I’m still raving about it! Wish you could bring something similar to NZ!"

– Kristen W. via Google
From the moment the MC jumped on stage he had the room laughing

"Having seen some big acts on big stages I was a little nervous about a 'smaller' show with relatively unknown names - but from the moment the MC jumped on stage he had the room laughing. It was an excellent vibe, with awesome audience participation and I sincerely laughed A LOT. Oh, and this was the English show - so very diverse audience. Highly recommend it for a night out!"

– Marta via Google
Kan ik me niet herinneren

"Uitstekende improvisatie! Groot talent! Leuk om te doen tijdens een bezoek aan Amsterdam. Nam een 13-jarige mee en ze vond het heel gevat!"

– Gina via TripAdvisor
Will put a smile on your face

"Great atmosphere, fun approachable comedians, especially good for those gloomy Amsterdam days where it rains non-stop, it will put a smile on your face!"

– Marijn B. via TripAdvisor
Fantastische ervaring!

"Een topverhaal dat van voor tot achter super in elkaar zit en waar we volledig in op gingen; inclusief ingenieuze trucjes, grappige details, erg mooi decor en de nodige spannende momenten! Echt een aanrader!"

– Nysje via TripAdvisor
Extremely well done, entertaining and funny

"This is a clever Second City Type show put on live in Amsterdam. It was founded by to Chicago natives and it is extremely well done, entertaining and funny."

– John B. via Google