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

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

Steamworks: The Musical

The Annoyance Theatre is proud to bring back a revival of “Steamworks: The Musical” with brand new songs and additional characters for a modern view of it’s fun comedy classic. A wide-eyed young man comes to Chicago looking for love … Continue reading Steamworks: The Musical

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


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


Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!

The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour

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

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

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

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

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


This classic Annoyance show returns for the first time to the new Annoyance with a twist. As the male and female performers improvise, some will disrobe down to their skivvies, and others may offer just a quick peak. As sexy … Continue reading Skinprov

Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase

Ink Up Stand-Up is an open-mic comedy showcase with an aim to identify and develop stand-up talent. We provide open-mic opportunities to anyone who has the nerve. If you have promise, we offer paid reserve spots, mentorship and industry contacts … Continue reading Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase

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

Early Bird Special

Each week your hosts Tim Chidester and Ed Furman welcome a rotating cast of some of the city’s best improvisers. Early Bird Special is serving up old school Long Form Improv in a fresh way…..Serious Laughs at a Sensible Hour. … Continue reading Early Bird Special

Matt Damon Improv

EXTENDED THROUGH 6/18!!! 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

Robot Girlfriend

In a world run by humans, one robot stands up to rage against the machine. She’s part robot, part girlfriend, but an all American hero/girl. Come witness the story of Robot Girlfriend as she transcends the technological singularity in a … Continue reading Robot Girlfriend

AP5 Student Showcase

Watch the students of AP5  show their stuff! Reserve a free ticket to guarantee a seat!

Fa’China 2

Fachina 2 is the long awaited sequel to Fachina, a sketch-play written and performed by Elianna Stone and Jenelle Cheyne, directed by Trent Creswell. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have seen the first one. This is an all new … Continue reading Fa’China 2

Bite Size Broadway

On Tuesday nights at 8PM Bobby Lloyd Webber (yes – there is a relation!) will be your guide through the collection of mini-musicals he authored from prison. In 60 minutes of singing, dancing, and jazz hands these 6 cast members … Continue reading Bite Size Broadway

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

Super Human

These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s … Continue reading Super Human

Huggable Riot: Platformance Anxiety

A revue that explores the cyclical nature of time and history, Platformance Anxiety explores generational differences, how values grow and change throughout time, and how we are like a train—always moving forward but inevitably doomed to just loop back around. … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Platformance Anxiety

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

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


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

Pope Kevin

Pope Kevin is the age old story of an adult altar boy from Boston who farts his way into the papacy. Despite being underprepared and unqualified, it looks like things might turn out ok for our hero until he discovers … Continue reading Pope Kevin