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Boom Chicago

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Address: Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 217 0400
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Wed - Fri 18:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Boom Chicago creates smart and funny comedy shows at our theater on the...

Boom Chicago creates smart and funny comedy shows at our theater on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. A Boom show is a fast-paced mix of sharp writing, quick improvisation, video, music and technology. You and your friends enjoy the show from a table with buckets of beer and bottles of wine. Over the last 25 years, more than a million people have seen us live and millions more enjoyed our Comedy Central TV show and viral videos. We have a great venue and are leaders in events and communication. Boom Chicago develops programs for companies and brands to facilitate change, innovation and creativity with humor. Many famous comedians got their start at Boom Chicago including Seth Meyers (Late Nite with Seth Meyers), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad, Mindy Project, Neighbors), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers) and Colton Dunn (Superstore). Boom Alumni write for shows and movies like Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, Key and Peele, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Borderline, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Girls, Mindy Project, Pitch Perfect and Breaking Bad.

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Funny but not everyone's cup of tea!

Very vulgar but funny! I read plenty of great reviews so thought I'd visit. My Dutch friend had to translate huge parts of the show. Enjoy!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
Eman S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been once a year for more than a decade. Always great improv from talented performers. Sit near the front if you want to get maximum involvement :)

Thank NickAmsterdam
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Nick! Nice to (re)meet a fan! More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lost count of how may escape rooms I've done but it's definitely in the double figures. This was definitely among the best! We were a couple, but as with most escape rooms 3-4 people is probably optimal. We were particularly impressed that they set the atmosphere up beforehand, by leaving a "mission pack" full of puzzles at a nearby... More 

Thank Adriano H
Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We payed for 2 dinners and 2 tickets for a show at 8pm Dinner they didn't have our reservation, so due to the time we decided to eat there Mazzo and the food was good. We went at. Boom show that is just crossing the street at 7:20 pm and complain for the restaurant reservation and ask for a refund,... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

That was Saturday and this is Monday. We start work at 10am. Sorry we didn't get to you in the first 45 minutes. Your life must be filled with disappointments. If it's our fault, we will make it better. And if it's your fault? Also, If you don't want to see an anti Trump show, might I suggest you do... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four had a really fun night at Boom Chicago. There was a great atmosphere and wonderful, entertaining comedy sketches on a broad range of topics. I really loved one actor in particular.

Thank 717Dee_S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love the fact you have a table all for yourselves and a good place to see and share a good time. It is made up sketch show from notes from the audience. When arriving you are asked to sit and drink, then you are personally sit on your table, then the show has an interval of 15 mins as well.... More 

Thank Jonny S
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I recently experienced a Boom Chicago show in their theater at the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. It was not my first visit with Boom Chicago, but this is my first review on them. And frankly, a positive review was long overdue. My better half and I kicked things off in the bar with pre-show drinks on a saturday night. As the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Very vulgar but funny! I read plenty of great reviews so thought I'd visit. My Dutch friend had to translate huge parts of the show. Enjoy!

Thank Eman S
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, but I'm confused. Why would your Dutch friend need to translate the show? It's in English. And although it is a show for locals and those who want a more local experience, most savvy visitors love it and understand it. Also, I wouldn't call it vulgar on purpose. With improvisation, of course, everything can happen,... More 

Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

First time back to Amsterdam in many years and had to return to see Boom Chicago. Stumbled into boom 15 years ago and have been coming back every visit since. Great new location, tickets and drinks are very reasonable and of course it's a great Comedy club.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Often features timely and entertaining shows. The salon has two amazing pinball machines that you can play around with while you wait for the show. The performers have an amazing way to connect with all the folks in the audience as they do know that they get a lot of tourists. they do however inject local humor and give as... More 

Thank A5459RQbiancab
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

It was supposed to say Spinal Tap and puppet show! ... Anyone? Anyone?... Never mind... Thanks for the nice words about the comedy show and yes we have Game of Thrones pinball! (Also 1993 classic NBA Jam) More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We visited as two couples and attended the improv show on a Saturday night. We had drinks before the show in the bar which was really chilled and then went through to the show. It's really amazing how quick these comedians think :) they are just so funny bearing in mind there is no prep time! We all really enjoyed... More 

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