What’s My Age Again?

‘What’s My Age Again?’ is a sketch comedy revue that will make you forget why you stopped making fart jokes in the first place. HAHA the world is fire! Laugh with us! Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner … Continue reading What’s My Age Again?

AP5 Student Showcase

Watch the students of AP5 show their stuff!

The Dope Dojo

Karate and improv together at last! What could possibly go wrong? 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 … Continue reading The Dope Dojo

Three Blocks From Broadway

EXTENDED FOR ONE ENCORE PERFORMANCE 3/28 @ 8pm!!!!! From Cats and A Chorus Line to Heathers and Big Fish, Rhyme & Punishmint has mastered the art of improvising feature length shows in the various styles of Broadway’s favorite musicals. Now they’re ready to bring Broadway to … Continue reading Three Blocks From Broadway

Pure and Weary Present: Roaring in our 20s

Pure & Weary (Katherine Biskupic & Leah Frires) present, “Roaring in our 20s.” The Flapper: a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior. The Female Comedian: *See Flapper. Come watch as Pure & Weary Charleston through the ups … Continue reading Pure and Weary Present: Roaring in our 20s

Chuckle F*ckers

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 four weeks. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. … Continue reading Chuckle F*ckers

The Wolfgang Stein Show

Recently inducted into Sheboygan’s Radio and TV Hall of Fame, Wolfgang Stein is touring his classic show with a fresh, young cast for one last encore of the beloved and indisputable national treasure, The Wolfgang Stein Show that was broadcast … Continue reading The Wolfgang Stein Show

The Experiment

“Audition teams, not people.” THE EXPERIMENT features a unique blend of indie improv teams hand-selected for your enjoyment from a process where whole teams, not individual performers, auditioned for a slot. Wednesdays from 9:30-10:45. The first 9 nights will feature … Continue reading The Experiment

Shit Show

Featuring all original work, “Sh!t Show” is more than just your typical sketch show. Kimberly and Emmalee have created an inclusive theatrical experience incorporating elements of mime, burlesque, and…yeah…okay, fine, also sketch. But they will not be doing it alone! … Continue reading Shit Show

Fishbowl

Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen features a rotating selection of independent groups to open the show. Then, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform in an improv jam with … Continue reading Fishbowl

Messing with a Friend

Messing With a Friend features Susan Messing, and other invited talented and funny improvisors from around Chicago, from iO to Second City to The Annoyance. A collection of self-edited improvised scenes based on a single suggestion. A joyful, uncensored, and … Continue reading Messing with a Friend

SHEBEAST

NO SHOW MARCH 24. The Annoyance is closed for a private event 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 … Continue reading SHEBEAST

Purity Ball: The Musical

Purity Ball: The Musical takes a humorous look at the eerily incestuous world of evangelical purity balls – ceremonies in which young girls symbolically give their virginity to their fathers for safekeeping until marriage. Our story follows Isabel, a devout Christian … Continue reading Purity Ball: The Musical

323

Shows on March 31 are at 8:30pm and Midnight Enter the mind of Ethan Burk while experiencing a comedic journey through songs, character pieces, monologues, audience interaction, and experimental pieces. 323, is a one man sketch show you don’t want … Continue reading 323

Hitch*Cocktails

NO SHOW MARCH 24. The Annoyance is closed for a private event 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 chases, gun play, … Continue reading Hitch*Cocktails

Baby Wine

Baby Wine is an all-gay improv supernova with universally relatable scenework 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

The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour

NO SHOW MARCH 24TH. The Annoyance will be closed for a private event. 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 … Continue reading The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour

Brunch So Hard

Celebrating things we love: Brunch, sketch, and reproductive rights. With a special presentation from the ACLU

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

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)

Fuck Trump: A Collection of Songs to Demonstrate What A Horrible Person Donald Trump is

Simply put: It’s an evening of songs that help us to understand how horrible of a person Trump is. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, … Continue reading Fuck Trump: A Collection of Songs to Demonstrate What A Horrible Person Donald Trump is

Burlesque is More

The Annoyance becomes home to the The Rumble Room, a sexy, rowdy burlesque cabaret hosted by its convivial owner, Nick ‘Crazy Legs’ Velveteen. Seven stimulating ladies offer up hilarious monologues in addition to their sensual dances and group numbers that … Continue reading Burlesque is More

Annoyance Open Mic

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

College Dorm Party

Come hang out in your old dorm room with a new class of usual suspects. Pong, flippy and all the games plus hilarious improv. Watch out though – don’t get busted by the RA. She’s relentless. Cheap drinks and a … Continue reading College Dorm Party

Pinching and Screaming

Annie was a wunderkind of mascot entertainment before a devastating mistake sent her life into a tailspin. Now, 10 years later, a chance encounter in a coffee shop could lead to one last shot at glory.  Find out how her … Continue reading Pinching and Screaming

Total F*cking Fun

Chicago comedy titan and solo improv guru Andy Eninger is ending his critically acclaimed, 20+ year Chicago comedy career with one last blow-out solo sketch comedy show before moving to Los Angeles. TOTAL F*CKING FUN is a dark, hysterical, boundlessly … Continue reading Total F*cking Fun

The Annoyance College Night

If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv or sketch group, do stand up or performance art, musical or silent comedy, or just want to practice your storytelling skills, then you need to … Continue reading The Annoyance College Night

Matt Damon Improv

EXTENDED THROUGH 5/7!!! 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 … Continue reading Matt Damon Improv

The Quitting Contest

Sometimes the stars align, as they say. One day, Beau was walking when he met Mike. He said to Mike, “Do you want to do an improv show?” Mike had to finish eating his banana before he could answer. “Sure,” … Continue reading The Quitting Contest

M.O.M. Mixed Open Mic

M.O.M. – Mixed Open Mic brings you a variety of Chicago artists including comedians, actors, musicians and more. Hosted by Peter Kim (Second City, The Moth, Laugh Factory), M.O.M. will be presented in the Annoyance Theatre every Friday night from … Continue reading M.O.M. Mixed Open Mic

Huggable Riot Anniversary

Huggable Riot Anniversary ACLU / Planned Parenthood EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

Night Night Benny

A mysterious cardboard box is found on the doorstep of Lydia’s destination apartment in Gold Coast. A note is left, reading “on the eve of this boy’s 18th birthday please make him a man.” It’s going to take a team … Continue reading Night Night Benny

Dr. Fifi & Her Imaginary Friends

Dr. Fifi and Her Imaginary Friends is a public access program performed by one exhausted woman attempting to portray the many imaginary friends she’s met through her years of clinical and personal research. From ghost sisters and Montana substitute teachers … Continue reading Dr. Fifi & Her Imaginary Friends

Robot Girlfriend

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 before or after this show.