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Ike Barinholtz launched his career with a two year stint at Boom Chicago in 1999. He left for a five year run on the famous MADtv (with fellow Boom actors Josh Meyers, Nicole Parker, and Jordan Peele). Since then, he acts, writes, produces and directs in films and TV series like Mindy Project, Suicide Squad, Bad Neighbors, Bad Neighbors 2, Sisters, Central Intelligence and Blockers. Most recently, he wrote and executive produced for History of the World, Part II, a series sequel to the 1981 film written and directed by Mel Brooks. See more

Years Active at Boom


Boom Chicago Show Credits

Everything’s Going to Be All Right—and Other Lies (1999)

Two Thousand Years Down the Drain: From Jesus Christ to Jerry Springer (1999)

Live at the Leidseplein: Your Privacy Is Our Business (2000)

Boom Chicago’s 25th Anniversary Show at Carre (2018)

Boom Chicago Comedy Festival (2021)