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Boom Chicago

Rozentheater | Rozengracht 117, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
20 217 0400
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Ranked #58 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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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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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We loved our visit of Chigago Boom's show - a whole new experience for us Germans, and it was funny as hell! we laughed so hard about the show and it was a perfect evening there! No future A'dam trip will be without a visit of these guys.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the 'What's up with those beards?' show. The bar was cheap and the seating upstairs was good. The show itself was a bit hit and miss (more hit than miss although the selfie stuff was not at all entertaining) and some of the improvised comedy was very good. All of the cast had a lot of energy... More

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great improvisation! Like most comedy shows, if you don't want to get picked on don't sit down the front! Makes for a great night out. They do good deals. We went at Valentines and it was brilliant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We attended Boom Chicago to see the I Attack of the Killer Bikes show. Tickets were available at the door and the show was only about one third full The show was entertaining, but it is not up to par with Second City or other well known improve troups. We laughed at most of the skits, but none of them... More

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Boom Chicago didn't let me down - this time either. I visited them already when they were on Leidseplain, and based on previous visit I had high expectations. I brough three first-timers with me, and we all enjoyed the show enourmously! Great fun in Amsterdam, in English!

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buckinghamshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I've been a Boom Chicago regular over many trips to Amsterdam and I caught the Improv show tonight. This was the first time seeing them at the new venue as every other time was at the old place. I really enjoyed the atmosphere created in a more intimate space and I think it worked especially well with the improv format.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

went to the show "attack of the killer bikes" last week with my girlfriend and a friend, we were expecting the show to be a mix of improv and jokes about the dutch (and their love of bikes). I would say the show was 90% audience suggested improve, which felt like I was stuck watching out-takes from the 90's show... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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