MINt: Music Improv Night

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

Is Jamie Lynn Spears’ Baby Our Age Yet?

As one of the dumbest teams in the game, The Disney Channel Original Groupies are dedicated to providing their middle school demographic with low, low brow content both dense in early 00’s pop culture references as well as childhood TV … Continue reading Is Jamie Lynn Spears’ Baby Our Age Yet?

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.

Super Human

These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy. NO SHOW 12/26 – BUT CHECK OUT SAND –  FILLING IN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! LINK DIRECTLY BELOW.

Menage a Tell

Six Degrees of Sexperation are BACK to get raunchy and tell again! Comedy duo and Eskimo sisters Caitlin Robb and J.J. Ranvier bring you six evenings of bawdy storytelling and improv. See them perform alongside their weird and amusing friends. … Continue reading Menage a Tell

Huggable Riot: Hug it Out

Huggable Riot is excited to bring its next archive show, Hug It Out, back to the Annoyance. In this best-of show, scenes from our past three years have been repackaged and repurposed with a brand new cast in a brand … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Hug it Out

Nuggets (Short Form Improv)

NOW EXTENDED ON THE MAINSTAGE!! 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 … Continue reading Nuggets (Short Form Improv)

Bangers: Sketch Comedy

Bangers Sketch Comedy a fast paced, booty-shaking red-hot sketch smashtacular where every scene is a banger. Expect a fire cast, expect energy, and expect laughs.

DANKS (Dope Ass New Kids)

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)

Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy

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. Feeling hungry? Add … Continue reading Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy


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 Present: College Night

WINTER BREAK! Be back on 1/11/2018!   pH Comedy and The Annoyance team up to bring you a night of amazing college improv!

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

Eric and Claire Present: Park Ridge Mall

Eric and Claire Present: Park Ridge Mall brings you to a suburban, slowly dying shopping center. Eric Rahill and Claire Favret play a collection of mall rats, employees, and teens in a combination of solo characters and sketch comedy. Directed … Continue reading Eric and Claire Present: Park Ridge Mall

Shark Tank: The Musical
(a parody)

Ever watch the tv show Shark Tank and think “That show would make a great musical!”? Well, your friends at The Annoyance did. A great cast of Annoyance regulars play your favorite sharks Mark, Daymond, Kevin, Lori, Barbara and Robert along with all kinds … Continue reading Shark Tank: The Musical
(a parody)


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

Baby Wine

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


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

The Customer is Always Right?

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?

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

NO SHOWS 10/7 & 10/14! 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 … Continue reading Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

Bite Size Broadway

You’ve never heard of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s relative, Bobby Lloyd Webber, but after this hysterical performance at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago you’ll definitely be a fan. Webber wrote ten musicals while doing hard time in prison — none of … Continue reading Bite Size Broadway

Annoyance Open Mic

NO OPEN MIC 10/7 & 10/14! 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 … Continue reading Annoyance Open Mic

Double Feature: The Mole / It’s a Match

The Annoyance presents a Double Feature of two hilarious shows: “The Mole” and “It’s a Match” THE MOLE: When watching reruns of early 2000 competition reality shows, you might find yourself wondering, “How could this possibly get any better?” Well … Continue reading Double Feature: The Mole / It’s a Match


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

Improvised Twilight Zone

No sexy vampires here! Just twists, twists, twists, and one more twists. Each week the ITZ spins three, never-before-seen episodes of Rod Serling’s: the Twilight Zone, from your suggestions.

Laughter Than a Speeding Bullet

EXTENDED THROUGH 2/11!!! Come join Velvet Stallion, Chicago’s most dangerous Improv Team, in a super heroic extravaganza! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll die a little bit inside as you watch super heroism like you’ve never seen it before!

Matt Damon Improv

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

Take It Back

Take It Back! is a variety show where we reclaim acts that have been historically typecast and present them in a new light, featuring a more diverse cast and a more modern context. Think Oklahoma! meets Hamilton, with a Cabaret … Continue reading Take It Back

Student Jam

A night for Annoyance students to JAM! NO JAM ON 1/1/2018

America’s Pastime Improv Show

This hot hot improv team improvises improv with reckless abandon. New openers every week. Come get weird.

American Carnage: A Solo Staged Reading of Select Screenplays by Stephen K. Bannon

For the past 40 years, aspiring screenwriter Stephen K. Bannon has toiled over his magnum opus—a dramatic portrayal of the struggle between good and evil entitled American Carnage. In a series of staged readings spanning pivotal moments of his life, … Continue reading American Carnage: A Solo Staged Reading of Select Screenplays by Stephen K. Bannon