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We are most proud of our mainstage shows which feature smart topical scenes, hysterical stand up and our famous improvisation comedy. There are monthly theme nights, and plenty of visiting comedians from all around the world. At Boom Chicago, there are fantastic shows almost every night, with only the occasional stinker. And damn, now the backspace button doesn’t work.

We also teach improvisation! The Boom Chicago Academy has almost 250 active students which makes an exciting Amsterdam comedy community. New Intro to Improv classes start five times a year and we offer improv taser classes almost every week for only €25.

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Boom Chicago has been amazing audiences with our comedy for 30 years, and now we’re taking it to the next level. WTF Improv is about people in the audience, inspired by live interviews. Want to be in the show? You can!

Ballenjongen author Nino Wilkes hosts an exciting and groundbreaking series of live comedy shows at Boom Chicago this year. Working with Boom Chicago’s mainstage cast, Nino invites a different (famous) friend each month for a hysterical celebration of his life.

🗓️ Premiere: Monday, 15 July
🕒 Time: 20:00
📍 Location: Rozengracht 117

Friends since high school, Pep Rosenfeld (SNL) and Greg Shapiro (‘Netherlands Second’ video) are stand ups, improvisers, and hysterical political comedians. As America and the Netherlands both go into a new election, their current events-based comedy shows are even more topical and funny!

Nimesh Patel is known for the high level of his jokes and his tremendous work ethic. This combination has made him one of the fastest-growing comedians in the American circuit. He now sells out not only prominent comedy clubs but also large theaters.

Catherine Cohen is best known for her hit Netflix comedy special THE TWIST…? SHE’S GORGEOUS, which premiered earlier this year. The same live show won her the coveted title of Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2019.

Rhys Nicholson’s passion for live performance has earned them global acclaim, including a Netflix special and roles on “RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under” and Netflix’s “The Imperfects.” In 2023, they toured the award-winning show “Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!” and released their first book, “Dish,” in November.

Locura es el cuarto unipersonal de Led Varela, un paseo por su mente donde hablará sobre ir a terapia, las extrañas prácticas de los mormones, conocer a celebridades en vivo, los documentales de animales y muchos temas más que te dejarán felizmente consternado camino a casa cuando regreses del show.

With her fast-paced, provocative stand-up, Grace Campbell is one of the UK’s most talked-about new comedians. She is also a writer and producer, conquering the UK with her sharp tongue and witty humor. She is on a constant mission to challenge and undermine all those in power and existing conventions.

Larry’s been spending a lot of time with his granny lately. He wants to tell you about it. Join the thrice Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, two-time star of Live At The Apollo for a hilarious new show about identity, heroes and the benefits of being a dafty.

MAINSTAGE SHOWS

Boom Chicago has been amazing audiences with our comedy for 30 years, and now we’re taking it to the next level. WTF Improv is about people in the audience, inspired by live interviews. Want to be in the show? You can!

Ballenjongen author Nino Wilkes hosts an exciting and groundbreaking series of live comedy shows at Boom Chicago this year. Working with Boom Chicago’s mainstage cast, Nino invites a different (famous) friend each month for a hysterical celebration of his life.

🗓️ Premiere: Monday, 15 July
🕒 Time: 20:00
📍 Location: Rozengracht 117

Friends since high school, Pep Rosenfeld (SNL) and Greg Shapiro (‘Netherlands Second’ video) are stand ups, improvisers, and hysterical political comedians. As America and the Netherlands both go into a new election, their current events-based comedy shows are even more topical and funny!

Prepare for an unforgettable evening of laughter at Boom Chicago, the ultimate destination for comedy enthusiasts! At Boom Chicago, we guarantee an evening of non-stop entertainment with a high-energy performance that combines lightning-fast improvisation, razor-sharp writing, and live music, all skillfully crafted by our talented main stage cast.

Join us for an interactive evening for internationals and newcomers about mistakes and lessons that come from those uncomfortable intercultural exchanges. Part stand up comedy, part quiz and part storytelling, Pep Rosenfeld hosts an evening of hilarious bloopers and eye opening insights.

VISITING COMEDIANS AND EVENTS

Nimesh Patel is known for the high level of his jokes and his tremendous work ethic. This combination has made him one of the fastest-growing comedians in the American circuit. He now sells out not only prominent comedy clubs but also large theaters.

Catherine Cohen is best known for her hit Netflix comedy special THE TWIST…? SHE’S GORGEOUS, which premiered earlier this year. The same live show won her the coveted title of Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2019.

Rhys Nicholson’s passion for live performance has earned them global acclaim, including a Netflix special and roles on “RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under” and Netflix’s “The Imperfects.” In 2023, they toured the award-winning show “Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!” and released their first book, “Dish,” in November.

With her fast-paced, provocative stand-up, Grace Campbell is one of the UK’s most talked-about new comedians. She is also a writer and producer, conquering the UK with her sharp tongue and witty humor. She is on a constant mission to challenge and undermine all those in power and existing conventions.

Larry’s been spending a lot of time with his granny lately. He wants to tell you about it. Join the thrice Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated, two-time star of Live At The Apollo for a hilarious new show about identity, heroes and the benefits of being a dafty.