Humans. Robots. Tentacle aliens. And one LIZARD MAN. This ragtag crew of space cleaners sail around the stars to dispose of the junk left behind. It’s all part of a routine mission until BLAM! their ship is pulled too close … Continue reading Space Scum: The Musical
Blame it On Our A.D.D. is a variety show hosted by Elias Rios Sundays in May 5/5-5/19 at Annoyance! This show is looking to highlight performers with A.D.D. and their experiences! Bits don’t have to be related ADD/ADHD– but the … Continue reading Blame It On Our A.D.D.
Jared Chapman is the calmest person you know. Or Is he? Come find out thru a series of characters, stories and whatever else to learn about if Jared is either the most calmest or the most excited person you. Who … Continue reading The Calmest Person You Know
We’re terrible at answering our phones so we get a lot of voicemails. To start the show we’re going to listen to one of our voicemails with the audience, which we’ve never heard before, and it will be the inspiration … Continue reading Missed Call
This is it. The dream audition every actor wants… a one man show! Can Damon deliver on the sides he was tasked to prepare for? Is he worthy of booking this very big gig? Can he handle multiple characters and … Continue reading The Audition
Susan Messing is BACK and she’s bringing Rachael Mason. Put your seat belts on.
A night for Annoyance students to JAM!
People Person, a solo show written and performed by Josie Benedetti, is back for its third run, this time at the Annoyance Theatre and Bar! Directed by Sam Super, People Person is an honest and absurd reflection on one woman’s … Continue reading People Person
MINt Music Improv Night 4 ensembles of improvisers, together for 4 months, doing weekly music improv sets. Come watch what feats of improv bravery these performers exhibit weekly, and join us for good’ole community-in-song. And if you want to throw … Continue reading MINt: Music Improv Night
Having It All is a show by womxn for everyone. Each show will focus on a new unladylike theme. Storytellers will speak on this theme and then improvisers will spin it into comedy gold. A mix of honest story telling … Continue reading Annoyance Improv: Having It All
Tuesdays@9 is a free weekly cold reading series founded by the renowned Off-Broadway theater company, Naked Angels, in NYC. Annoyance is proud to be the Chicago outpost for this series. Each week, excerpts from very new work (teleplays, pilots, plays, … Continue reading Naked Angels Tuesdays@9- Chicago
Super Human is an improv team that tore into Chicago’s comedy scene in 2012 at The Upstairs Gallery (RIP). Since then, Super Human has become synonymous with bold, hilarious, fearless and fun comedy. Described as a “splash zone of women,” … Continue reading Super Human
The show consists of a series of unrelated scenes that are inspired by a single suggestion from the audience. During the show the cast share an invisible language that will trigger certain events, as if by magic.
Come witness America’s most rambunctious and unpredictable late-night talk show hosts run amok on “live” television as their producer, Mr. Gilbert, scrambles to keep the show together. Described by audiences as “unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” The Slather & Gibbs … Continue reading The Slather & Gibbs Show
Improv, sketch, music, stand-up, and everything in between. Come be entertained by Annoyance groups that perform new, original and experimental material! New acts every two weeks. Hosted by Kendra Jamaica and JP Fry.
You can’t stop the sync, at this raucous variety/competition show featuring some of Chicago’s most exciting queens, comics, goons, loons and everything in between! Every week a slate of lips sync all-stars and one daring audience member will perform their … Continue reading WedneSLAY: A Lip Sync Extravaganza
Agents Mulder and Scully are on the case! As a deadly dancing epidemic spreads among suburbanites Mulder and Scully are forced to confront their feelings for each other all while singing and dancing! I Wanna Believe! has all your favorites, … Continue reading I Wanna Believe! An X-Files Parody Musical
A FREE stand-up show with some of Chicago’s hottest comedians, hosted by Beckett Kenny.
Pam Who and the ladies of OUTHAUS host a free weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party. Watch the show, win some prizes then stick around for the Queens to perform live.
Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen is a two act improv show. First, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform in an improv jam with 5 Annoyance veterans, including teachers … Continue reading Fishbowl
For Mental Health Month, Huggable Riot is pleased to bring a collection of some of our most meaningful work to Annoyance Theatre & Bar. Featuring archival sketches from our 20+ revues, along with new solo pieces created by our cast, … Continue reading Huggable Riot Presents: Grin and Share It
Generals is improv duo Antoine McKay (Empire, Patriot, Sense8) and Christy Bonstell (Shameless, Chicago Med, APB). Each week they host one performer from the acting world (Steppenwolf, Goodman, Jeff Award Winners…) to join them and perform their favorite General audition … Continue reading Generals
Tonight’s SHEBEAST features the women of Stable Manners !!! SHEBEAST is the loudest, nastiest, sexiest group of he-women you’ve ever seen. They stomp through life making jokes and taking names. You a down right DIRTY DOG? Then this show is … Continue reading Improv at the Annoyance: SHEBEAST
Baby Wine is an all-gay improv supernova with universally relatable scene-work from a cast filled with unique points of view. Baby Wine can only be described as a fast-paced mix of complex relationships with manipulated gender roles and pop culture … Continue reading Baby Wine
Nuggets is a short form improv show – think Whose Line is it Anyway but updated with a young, diverse cast! Each show features a six-piece of our performers navigating games, songs, and audience suggestions and is served with a … Continue reading Nuggets (Short Form Improv)
See a collage of character studies, scenes, songs and maybe even some audience interaction, all written in a week by some of Chicago’s most accomplished comedians. The “Holy Fuck Comedy Hour” is a curated hour of eclectic, comedic material written … Continue reading The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour
In the Criminal Justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate the crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Dick Wolf Improv tells you their stories. Every Saturday Dick … Continue reading Dick Wolf Improv
Every week, some of Chicago’s biggest Troublemakers will dive with us into the deep end of what makes them a problem for others and themselves. Havoc will be wreaked. It will feel good to be this bad! Silly Point is … Continue reading Silly Point Is Trouble
The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, just down Belmont, for their special pre fixe menu … Continue reading Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)
The cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color “slaying improv comedy,” sometimes featuring a special guest white male(Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham) improv comedy veteran who can only speak when repeating things that the … Continue reading Matt Damon Improv
A 1 hr li’l Stand-Up Comedy Showcase hosted by Lill Allison at The Annoyance in the li’l theater!!! FOLLOWED BY…A LI’LL OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING THIS WEEK – You may pick up a lottery … Continue reading A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show
The Annoyance’s only Open Mic Night! Come and try your hand at some standup or solo performance or simply just come to watch! Hosted by Lilly Allison. OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING – You may pick up … Continue reading Annoyance Open Mic
The ladies of the Annoyance are back again in a remount of the show that’s the perfect mix of silly and sexy: Burlesque is More! Combining neo-burlesque dancing with comedic monologues and improv, Burlesque is More is the perfect show … Continue reading Burlesque is More
This classic Annoyance show has been running for over 10 years! As the male and female performers improvise, some will disrobe down to their skivvies, and others may offer just a quick peak. Sexy, silly and fun Skinprov is always … Continue reading Skinprov
Cigarette Sandwich is finally taking the gloves off, showing you the mewling, betentacled stumps they call hands. No more gimmicks, zero additives, just the best sketch comedy ever written or performed, anywhere, ever, and if you disagree, fight us. It’s … Continue reading Cigarette Sandwich
Cameron Mahai is a chameleon. Not in a charismatic way, he’s just anxious, has crazy eyes, and can shoot his tongue out of his face at 60 miles per hour. He likes that he can change colors, but he doesn’t … Continue reading Chameleon
A “Real Housewives” based, cocktail-infused, improvised comedy show inspired by YOU! Each night, the cast interviews a member of the audience and then improvises the lost episode of that person’s hometown! Blending the structure and themes of the popular reality … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Improv
May 17th PREVIEW 8pm $12 / May 24th IML PREVIEW at 10 pm $12) The Annoyance Theatre is proud to bring back the summertime hit, “Steamworks: The Musical” with updated songs and additional characters for a modern view of its … Continue reading Steamworks: The Musical
NO SHOW MAY 24TH From the “Best Improv Troupe in Chicago: 2016” – Chicago Reader It starts with an audience suggestion then the players create a full length thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock. There could be murder, car … Continue reading Hitch*Cocktails
There’s a new Mayor in town, and she’s ready to show her true colors! Mayor of Schaumburg combines all of the gloriousness that is your favorite Chicago Northwest suburb, Schaumburg. In this one of a kind solo show, Allie Ring … Continue reading Mayor of Schaumburg
My Body Is Perfect is a solo show written and performed by Maria Konopken and directed by Marilet Martinez. This variety show helps explore why our bodies are perfect, despite what we tell ourselves, body positivity, and celebrate the journey … Continue reading My Body is Perfect
We all have had terrible customer service experiences and it is time for them to bring us together. Improv and customer service come together in this show that follows the lives of particularly difficult customers. Real life customer service employees … Continue reading The Customer is Always Right?
Best selling author and self help guru, Greg Lovelace, is bringing his award winning seminar to Chicago. Using his own life’s journey, Greg has been teaching people the ins and outs of finding success in the corporate sector for close … Continue reading The White Trash Guide to Corporate America