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Boom Chicago

Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 217 0400
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Type: Performances
Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest show in the capital, the creative group is a "unique part of the Dutch comedy... more » Owner description: Boom Chicago is an Amsterdam comedy institution. One of the biggest show in the capital, the creative group is a "unique part of the Dutch comedy scene" (de Volkskrant) that "invented a totally new style of theater; call it digital comedy." (NRC Handelsblad) Although the show is in English, the majority of the audience is Dutch and local. The productions combine sketch comedy, improvisation, music, video and the internet in a way that is unique in the world and laugh out loud funny. Boom Chicago performs Wednesday through Saturday with a late show on Saturday as well. Most people come early to get a good seat and dinner packages are available with three nearby restaurants before the show. “Five stars -- Kill to get a ticket” – The Scotsman “Five stars -- Rapier like Wit” – The Guardian “Smart, fast, loud, irreverent… and surprisingly good food” – Wall Street Journal “Another victory for Boom Chicago…. very, very clever. Miss them at your peril” – The Independent “One of the best sketch and improv shows I have ever seen. Boom Chicago changed my life.“ – Time Out Chicago “A perfect combination of scripted scenes and improvisation… We are once again grateful that [Boom Chicago] decided to make Amsterdam their home.” – Het Parool « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For something a little different and not so touristy, gives these guys a try. 12 of us took advantage of the 90 minute tour and it was so much fun. By using a smaller boat, we were able to travel down some canals that the larger boats couldn't get to. We even went under one bridge where we almost had... More

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are a fan of Second City you will love the show. Easy to find the theatre. It is not far from the Anne Frank House. We had a drink in the lobby and then it was open sitting the night we went. The four actors were from the US and the show was done in English. The show... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I loved the audience participation at the beards show. Would highly recommend it definitely I must see.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Quick sharp comedy all topical issues in this full on live show.... we didn't have the food but alcohol flowed and there was a graet atmosphere. All staff were friendly and as a all feamile group we felt safe and welcome. A little pricey but we all agreed worth it!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This American troup of performers does the classic improv comedy most of us in North America have seen on stage before, but with a twist - they add in some visual jokes made possible with the help of their tech team, and they intersperse a couple short films of their comedy. The pace is quick and the laughs keep on... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was by far one of the highlights of my Amsterdam trip! This 1hr 45min boat ride will take you everywhere around the city. Our guide, Jesse, was fun and upbeat and knows a lot about the city. We passed a lot of other tour boats and we definitely had more fun than everyone else. No head phones in different... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We saw the show "whats up with those beards". I never saw a show like that before - an impro-media-cabaret that gave manny good laughts The people who act do a great job and 53? for two people is a great way of spending an wednesday-evening.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Boom Chicago is a great improv/comedy show. I booked the tickets online and was not sure what to expect. We loved it. They have several different shows and we wished we had stayed longer in Amsterdam to see another. There is quite a bit of audience participation.......so, you might become part of the act. I would definitely go back.....and would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We bought tickets for this on our Busabout tour and did not really know what to expect and we were more than impressed by the show we saw. Non-stop laughter!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went here as an excursion on our busabout trip not knowing what to expect as neither myself or my boyfriend have been to a comedy show before. Happy to say we were really impressed! The comedians were funny and we got 8 heniekens for 20euro which suited our budget perfectly. Would definitely recommend the show to anyone visiting amsterdam... More

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