Boom Chicago Presents the 30 Most Important Years in Dutch History

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6.06 X 8.98 X 1.5 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Andrew Moskos is the cofounder and artistic director of Boom Chicago--the first ever English-language improv comedy theater in the Netherlands. Andrew also works on major business events and cowrote Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's "most successful speech ever."

Pep Rosenfeld is the cofounder and director of content for Boom Chicago. He received an Emmy nomination for his writing on Saturday Night Live's 2000-2001 season. Rosenfeld is also a stand-up comedian who got a laugh out of Barack Obama, and a public speaker known for his humorous TED Talks and interviews with thought leaders like Malcolm Gladwell.

Matt Diehl is a journalist and author renowned for his contributions to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Interview, among others. Diehl has also written/coauthored nonfiction books such as Notorious C.O.P. (with Derrick Parker), Drinking with Strangers (with Butch Walker), and My So-Called Punk, as well as publishing essays in anthologies spanning The VIBE History of Hip Hop to The Rolling Stone Album Guide.

Saskia Maas is the CEO of Boom Chicago and the founder of Inter-Acting--an Amsterdam-based organization which helps autistic teenagers develop social confidence utilizing improvisation techniques.


"Moskos and Rosenfeld debut with a fun oral history of Boom Chicago, the international comedy troupe they cofounded in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1993 whose best-known alumni include Seth Meyers, Jordan Peele, Jason Sudeikis, and Amber Ruffin . . . An impressive array of former cast members reminisce on their time in the group; Meyers weighs in on adjusting to Dutch audiences, Peele recalls performing while high, and Ted Lasso cocreator Brendan Hunt discusses falling in love with the Dutch national soccer team. The recollections read like a lively conversation between old friends, offering a humorous glimpse into the freewheeling early days of some of today's marquee comedians. This will be catnip for comedy fans."
--Publishers Weekly