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Boom Chicago

Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 217 0400
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Boom Chicago creates smart and funny comedy shows at our theater on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam. This summer, we also host LIMBO, a fantastic sexy, music-driven circus from Australia. A Boom Chicago comedy show is a fast-paced mix of sharp writing, quick improvisation, video and music. 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, Jordan Peele (Get Out, 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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Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first time at Boom Chicago, attended the Funny Shop night. Had a great time seeing 9 performers over the stand up open mic, with a great audience in a small but cozy room.

Thank irinakettles
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is what I have sent to Boom Chicago tonight: Hi there, I was at your show tonight and what was supposed to be a lovely evening turned to be a sad event. I have even refused to shake the hand of the German host...More

Thank JonathanS1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited to go there. Boy was I disappointed... The food was seriously some of the worst I've ever had. They're not a restaurant and really shouldn't try to be. The meat smelled really bad and the one that tried it didn't like...More

Thank Cleo L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Boom Chicago has a range of different improv comedy shows with a full calendar available on their website. We saw the Sunday Night Live and Face Your Fears shows. Sunday was a cooler more intimate show in the small theater upstairs. The group took a...More

Thank joylama
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you got to see both shows. Sunday Night Live is our true long form improv show, and for the comedy fans. Facetime Your Fears the style of show we are famous for, a mix of sketches and (short...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Randomly went to this show and literally criedddd from laughter. Such great comedians, great headliner Al Lubel. Really enjoyed my time!

Thank Maria H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I love improvised comedy and have been fortunate to see different groups in the UK. However, BOOM Chicago manages to make the sketches relevant and current, without seeming ridiculous. The five performers were genuinely having a great time, which makes it an infectious experience for...More

Thank Stewart_McGill
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A fantastic show - but you've missed it in Amsterdam. Catch it elsewhere if you can. Intense acrobatics, at close range, done with a knowing twinkle. As for Boom Chicago - it's a great venue, with some tip top craft beers.

Thank Ken272
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My husband and I saw LIMBO at Boom Chicago and it was outstanding! Drinks were decently priced, service was good, but most of all the seats were comfortable and the environment was fun!

1  Thank Alannah H
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank's for your nice words. LIMBO is fantastic and we are so proud to host them!

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Amazing show, great atmosphere. You are a part of the improv. You must visit a cafe and then go watch these hilarious pros.

1  Thank Benjamin O
MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks so much Benjamin. You made our day today!

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We ve seen the Angry Trump night and it was hilarious. Returned two months later for the Best of Boom night and had again a great time. The improvisations is offcourse based on certain prefixed basics, but still incredibly entertaining and well done. They make...More

Thank Charles K
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Penny B
20 July 2017|
Response from Alannah H | Reviewed this property |
Their website states that mature children 9 years and older accompanied by an adult may participate in the Escape room. As for the performances, the FAQ's from the website imply that some shows may be "dirty" and therefore... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from Mattribute | Reviewed this property |
They offer dinner options on some nights of the week. As far as I know they have finger food and desserts available always. You can combine the dinner with the earlier show. While their website lists a minimum number of... More
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29 August 2016|
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Response from MayorOfAmsterdam | Property representative |
Hi there, We don't run boats, but I can recommend ThoseDam BoatGuys. They do something similar. Best, Andrew