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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“improv comedy” (19 reviews)
“great comedy” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rozengracht 117, 1016LV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jordaan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with my colleagues for the show FaceTime your Fears. We had all great hopes for this show, but unfortunately it wasn't as fun as we hoped it to be. It felt scripted and almost no one there really laughed at those jokes....More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I used to go to boom chicago religiously, every show was hilarious and original. 5 years on, I a new theatre, the Boom crew seem tired. Nothing fresh, everything seemed sad and a little wilted. The players were unenthusiastic, and the scripted...More

Thank ScubaMonkeyAlex
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BoomChicagoAmsterdam, Public Relations Manager at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ScubaMonkeyAlex. Thank you for the review and feedback! You've seen Facetime Your Fears which is our partly improvised show, with some written scenes. If you want to experience the real (improv) thing, I recommend coming to Shot of Improv or Sunday Night Live. Those...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

My family of 4, kids ages 17-20, went to Merry Christmas Improv on Christmas night at Boom Chicago (the performances are all in English). I haven't always been the biggest improv fan, but it was hilarious. The whole cast of 4 was great, but the...More

Thank Jeff G
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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks for writing! Glad we made an improv fan out of you!

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have seen two of Boom Chicago's shows. The first one was at a private event and the second was an impro at their theater. Both of them were hilarious. Def worth a try to fix a weekend.

Thank MMNYC83
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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

3  Thank JonathanS1979
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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Jonathan, First of don't lash out at the wrong people. I would be more sympathetic if you wrote me in private, but you chose to air this in public and your lazy and misplaced one star review will remain long after you read this...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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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Response from BoomChicagoAmsterdam | Property representative |
Hi there, We don't run boats, but I can recommend ThoseDam BoatGuys. They do something similar. Best, Andrew
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