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Andrew Moskos en Pep Rosenfeld werden in 1993 verliefd op Amsterdam en besloten om er een improvisatie theater op te richten met hun Nederlandse partner Saskia Maas. Meer dan 25 jaar later is Boom Chicago uitgegroeid tot een een gerenommeerd comedy instituut.

Het gezelschap maakte al meer dan een miljoen mensen aan het lachen op diverse podia (helaas zaten daar ook een paar zuurpruimen bij). Veel bekende Amerikanen, waaronder Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Ike Barinholtz en Kay Cannon begonnen er hun comedy carrière.

Boom alumni zijn te vinden in de schrijversteams van Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show en vele andere, succesvolle tv programma’s. En de volgende generatie van supersterren staat vanavond op ons podium! Kom en geniet van een hilarisch improvisatie avondje uit.


(Updated October 19)

Boom Chicago is open! Shows continue but with a smaller capacity. See below for our complete corona procedures. We are very proud of them as they allow us to be open safely while still keeping the exciting Boom Chicago feeling.
We will sometimes run two shows on to accommodate more audience. These shows will have no intermission. In general we are open, but if we have to adjust capacities or times we appreciate your understanding.

Due to Corona restrictions, our bar is temporarily closed.

Good news: You are allowed to bring your drinks! We will provide water, glasses, ice, and coolers and will also clean things up afterwards. This is as close as you will get to a bar over the next few weeks! The Roos Mini Market next door has a good selection of (cold) beer, wine and soft drinks. They are open until 20:00. You are allowed to enter Boom Chicago until 20:00 with your drinks.

We are charging a ‘good news surcharge’ of five euros per person to help offset the losses of lower capacities during these restrictions. Thank you in advance for your support of the arts.

If you would like to reschedule your tickets, we are happy to give you a gift card for any shows in the future over the next year. We are not offering cash refunds if the show is not cancelled. If a show is cancelled by us or by upcoming government restrictions, we do offer the possibility of a cash refund. We think this is a fair policy and we hope you appreciate our logic.
Check our calendar to see what’s on. We will contact ticket holders of any cancelled shows if that happens. For requests regarding your reservations, please contact us by email at [email protected]
We hope to see you and your friends soon!

Gezondheid en Veiligheid

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Alle shows vinden plaats in de grote zaal
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We gaan al eerder open zodat iedereen verspreid kan worden ontvangen
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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