Adira tells the story of one princess living in a kingdom under a terrible curse. Adira must journey alone to save her family and her home before douchebags and trolls win! And maybe learn a little something on the way. … Continue reading Adira
Come watch a free improv jam with a great mix of Chicago’s improv community. Hosted by Julia Morales
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.
DANKS is hot, fresh sketches written and performed each week. DANKS will consist of a cast of will write, direct and perform a brand new show, turned around in 7 days. The cast consists of 15 people, all of which will direct, and … Continue reading DANKS (Dope Ass New Kids)
It’s not always easy being part of the sexiest, most talented boyband to ever exist. Follow the all-female cast of Boyband the Musical as super group, “Backwards Action,” recount the glory days and sing their way into manhood.
The friendliest Boston-bred broads you know are titillated to present their first wild ass sketch show. The five female forces of Spliff Improv are doing the absolute most in a show that their landlord is calling “too loud.” Enjoy an … Continue reading Boston Baked Queens
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
pH Comedy and The Annoyance team up to bring you a night of amazing college improv!
What makes serial killers kill? What makes cult leaders lead cults? Why are so many conspiracies theorized? True Crimes answers these questions in the dumbest way possible: through improv. Utilizing a morbid audience member and The Wheel of Misfortune, each … Continue reading True Crimes
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.
Ruth Lloyd Webber (no relation) has been struggling for thirty years to throw her hat in the actor’s ring. Without a single acting credit to her infamous (no relation) name, Webber wrote eight mini musicals in the hopes of finally … Continue reading Bite Size Broadway: 2.0
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 for you. The ladies get in your face, and … Continue reading SHEBEAST
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 chases, gun play, beautiful … Continue reading Hitch*Cocktails
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
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
David Tarantino and Lily Ebbott-Burg are your awkward little brother’s two sweetest, strangest friends, and they wrote sketch show. Directed by Chuck Norment, your jock older brother’s smartest, dumbest drug dealer, this show is sure to delight and confuse you!
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)
Set at the edge of the new millennium, Y2Gay is a high school comedy for the 90’s kid in all of us. The most popular girl at Jonathan Taylor Thomas High, Rude Betsy, rules the school with an iron fist. … Continue reading Y2Gay: Coming of Age at the End of the World
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 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
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
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
CALL THE COPS! Then call your parents, because this type of comedy is illegal, and you haven’t called your momma back for a week now. VH1’s Andy Rowell and Alosha Robinson present: “Super Interesting Stuff!” — a veritable dirty diaper … Continue reading Andy & Alosha Present: Super Interesting Stuff!
After a successful mission to the outer reaches of the Milky Way, the crew of the SS Spaceship receives a distress call from Earth to check out the remains of an explosion. The crew end up face-to-face with a mysterious … Continue reading Scenes From an Italian Spaceship
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
Come Together, written and performed by Corey Caldwell and Jared McBain, is a comedic peek inside a homo-interracial relationship. Directed by Mick Napier.
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
Jack and Charley, in a rush to finish their Annoyance Theatre sketch show, ingest acid five minutes before lights up. What follows is the lucid dream of a puppet child that melts into a Rubix cube of love, and beams … Continue reading Jack and Charley: Acid Trip Show
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
NO SHOW 2/23 Black kids rarely get to have fun. They’re too busy stumbling upon dead bodies in John Singleton films, or being the snarky mentee for single white leads in romantic comedies, or being the one diverse kid in … Continue reading Teen Cudi Presents: Black Boy Joy
After being detained by ICE and put into a immigration detention center, Rich Alfonso is left in isolation to himself where he goes back and thinks of what got him here, from his parents immigrating to the United States to … Continue reading ICE Box
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Once a year the townspeople of Punxsutawney PA put together a show so spectacular that it ends with a marmot predicting the weather! Don’t miss your chance to witness the prognostication of the most famous groundhog … Continue reading The Gobbler’s Knob Groundhog Day Spectacular!
Say goodbye to the Year of the Dog…and dubadubahuba-hello to the Year of the Pig! It’s Porky Pig’s year, according to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar and the Looney Tunes ever-present allegories. So, Club Asia has VIP spots for YOU to … Continue reading Club Asia Presents: The Looney Lunar New Year Show!
A solo show by Jared Chapman.