Boom Chicago

Comedy Club
Boom Chicago Boom Chicago is a comedy theater where fifty percent of the show is improvised, one hundred percent is hilarious, and patrons are guaranteed to laugh out loud for the entire two-hour performance. Amsterdam Holland 52.372817 4.879024
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Party Earth Review Boom Chicago is a comedy theater where fifty percent of the show is improvised, one hundred percent is hilarious, and patrons are guaranteed to laugh out loud for the entire two-hour performance. Giving away any... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Su–Th 8:15pm, F–Sa 9pm or 7:30pm and 10:30pm; schedule subject to change

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Boom Chicago Review

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Boom Chicago is a comedy theater where fifty percent of the show is improvised, one hundred percent is hilarious, and patrons are guaranteed to laugh out loud for the entire two-hour performance.

Boom Chicago is a comedy theater where fifty percent of the show is improvised, one hundred percent is hilarious, and patrons are guaranteed to laugh out loud for the entire two-hour performance.

Giving away any part of the act would be a disservice, so spectators should just go with an open mind and prepare to be entertained – or even to end up as part of the show.

Although Boom Chicago has been around since 1993, its constantly evolving acts and fresh outlook have secured its place as one of the most popular shows in town.

The good times keep rolling even after the show, when the bar area hosts a number of events from club nights to beer pong to pub quizzes.

While Boom Chicago does attract its share of tourists, the shows and the signature frozen margaritas are well worth the time.

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Tip from Emma:

Awesome show! Call or go online to book a seat in advance, or stop by the theater to see if you can get a deal. Take your creativity to the show with you – you’ll be rewarded with free beer if the performers use your suggestions! And if you save your ticket stub, you can go back the next night for only €5.

  • Crowd

    International crowd of all ages, from traveling families to locals to random couples reeled in by the street team.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly performances. Check the website for a schedule of events.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Drink specials change nightly. Happy Hour Sa 9:45 – 10:30pm.

    For the best deals, get a discount flyer from the street team in front of the theater or visit the nearby Last Minute Ticket Shop for same day, half-price tickets. Patrons can also save €5 off their ticket by grabbing a copy of Boom Magazine outside the theater.

  • Prices

    Tickets €20 Su–Th or €24 F–Sa. Beer €2.60, mixed drinks €7.50, soda, coffee, tea €2.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any night.

  • Close By

    Check out Bar Struik (Rozengracht 160) before or after the show where the vibe is more chill and artistic, and with DJs spinning everything from soul and afro beat to college radio rock.

Boom Chicago User Reviews

Average rating:
Seven Deadly Dutch Sin
M J. Apr 20, 2013
stumbled into their place on the Rozengracht at 10:30pm yesterday and there was a free show try out for their show about Dutch people. I'm an ex pat in Amsterdam for 7 years, they were spot on
Mainstream jokes fullfil their purpose
Marija M. Apr 10, 2013
Frankly, this is a fun place. Although, it does not raise deep questions about life, it does have some moments of truth, where the an audience member can feel relaxed and freed from all the days' tension. Boom Chicago proves to be a very american style comedy club, which is, indeed, focused on the mainstream flow and thus the jokes are rather superficial. However, even if superficial is the case, it may as well be uplifting and enjoyable. A laugh is guaranteed even for intellectual people.
It's fine, but don't make it a point to go here
Jody P. Dec 3, 2012
The first time I went to Amsterdam was at the end of a six-month stint in Europe, so I was with a bunch of girlfriends, was tired of sightseeing, and was ready to get back to the US. We had a great time in Amsterdam, but when some other travelers we met told us that we should go to this comedy club (all in English) we jumped right on it. We were ready for a small taste of home. So we went. I thought the comedians were funny and it was nice to feel a taste of home after such a long time away. However, if I was on a short trip to Europe and had limited time in Amsterdam, then I would definitely not have this place on my list. It was good, but there is nothing Dutch about it. If you want to experience Amsterdam, then this is not the place to go; however, if you want a taste of home, then stop in here. In my opinion, it is not worth the money to go to Europe and then hang out in American/English style venues. But if you do stop in, know what you're getting and you won't be disappointed.
Can't get over America? This is your haven
Amster M. Nov 30, 2012
Ugh. Gag me with a spoon. These guys keep one foot in the tourist treasure box and the other in the American Expat Who Can't Let Go pity puddle. Never go to their bar, there's nothing that's a good deal and a good drink there. Their parties and club is overpriced (and for what?). I would say never go there period UNLESS you want a comedy show in English. All the jokes are American based or hung up on cliche stereotypes last time I went. But it's a hit or miss with the performers. I think Boom Chicago would be better off in my book if they weren't sitting in Leidseplein ready and willing to suck money from every clueless visitor that walks by. But any place tricks young travelers into being a flier boy for money is low. Sorry Boom.
Hilarious sketch/improv show
Micah H. Sep 30, 2012
My buddies and I stumbled upon Boom Chicago when traveling in Amsterdam a few years back, and we could not be happier that we did. The show was hilarious, and while the bulk of it was in English, they still did a great job making you feel like you were seeing something that was unique to Amsterdam and not just a haven for Americans feeling homesick for overseas. The show is part improv comedy (they will take suggestions from the audience as at most improv shows) and part pre-written sketches, but we definitely laughed at just about everything. Whenever someone tells me they are going to Amsterdam, this is the first thing that I recommend.
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