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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 - Thu 19:00 - 23:30
Fri 19:00 - 04:00
Sat 18:00 - 04:00
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 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 

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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! This show was terrible!!! First they start off with....yup...trump jokes, wow so original! Could have stayed home to watch SNL for that. Not to mention they weren't even jokes, they were just insults. But, I had assumed they would play on the election so I waited thinking maybe it would get better. IT DID NOT! It just wasn't funny.... More 

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

Who says Trump supporters don't have a sense of humor? I'm sorry if the Trump "insults" hurt your feelings. This is how intelligent people all around the world think. Those who read less, think less and are less educated, fall for con men. If you don't laugh at a comedy show, that is a fair criticism. But if you fall... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to the "Best Of" show on a whim and had a wonderful time. The improv is great and they have some very talented cast members. Its is a great place to visit in Amsterdam.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

operator was good, settings were good but the puzzles themselves were idiotic. Wouldn't recommend to try this one even if ity means not going to an escape room in Amsterdam

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MayorOfAmsterdam, Owner at Boom Chicago, responded to this review

This review is obviously not about a comedy show. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Recommended by friends the 'Angry White Men' show was much funnier than the election result. A mix up with our tickets on the last night nearly resulted in us missing out on this slick and very entertaining show. Ok so stuff (TA censored tat not me:) ) happens as the adage goes but it's how folk deal with it that... More 

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