Everyone’s a Critic

“Everyone’s a Critic” is a completely improvised performance that explores the egocentrism behind our well calculated to-go orders. Every week with random reviews plucked from the web, the ensemble will take the audience down a one-to-five star rabbit hole through … Continue reading Everyone’s a Critic

Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions

Framed around a wedding no one wants to be at, Judgmental Institutions is an exploration of big characters, big feelings, and the way we heavily judge both. This is evident in scenes including a day date with a giant spider, … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions

MÈNAGE À TELL

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. With new guest storytellers each night, Six Degrees will take you for … Continue reading MÈNAGE À TELL

Three Blocks From Broadway

EXTENDED THROUGH 8/24! 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 Belmont and let the audience … Continue reading Three Blocks From Broadway

Shades of Voice Festival-8pm

Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Shades of Voice Festival-8pm

Shades of Voice Festival 10pm

Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Shades of Voice Festival 10pm

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

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

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

Improvised Twilight Zone

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH HALLOWEEN! 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. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add … Continue reading Improvised Twilight Zone

Hitch*Cocktails

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

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

TRASH

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

Life in 35 MM

Life in 35mm: An Improvised Documentary is a satire of popular self-important documentaries, and the characters in them that cash in on the credit. In 45 minutes of long form improv we’ll explore all of the classic tropes of the … Continue reading Life in 35 MM

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion. Special Guest opener June 24th: MONA AND SHARA DO IMPROV Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on … 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

Skinprov

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

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

Sad Clown

“Sad Clown” is an improvised comedy show that invites mental illness to play. Each night, three brave essayists will take the stage and talk candidly about their experiences of mental illness – the highs, the lows, the pain, and even … Continue reading Sad Clown

Matt Damon Improv

NO SHOW 8/27 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

Arch & Andel & Cal

Ryan Archibald and Anděl Sudik, aka Arch & Anděl, return to the stage for a night of theater and delights inside the intimate setting of The Annoyance Theater’s small theater. This comedy duo have performed satire together in many different … Continue reading Arch & Andel & Cal

Student Jam

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

Corey Does Too! Have Friends!

Come witness Corey improvise with some of the best comedians in Chicago based off a suggestion from YOU, the audience! Each week it’s a new show with a brand new cast. The show definitely stars Corey…maybe some other people…we’ll see. … Continue reading Corey Does Too! Have Friends!

The New 40

EXTENDED THROUGH 9/19!!! Why is it so hard to have “the talk”?  When did our bodies become taboo, and who’s the big wig who decides what normal love is?  Complex questions that are easily tackled in a forty minute sketch … Continue reading The New 40

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. NO SHOW JULY 4TH Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your … 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

Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show

In a world of improv shows, “Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show’ is the first and only imporv show. We pormise entretainment and luaghter.   Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over … Continue reading Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show

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

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

The Costa Coast Cabaret

Circus, Sideshow, Burlesque, Comedy and more come together in Chicago’s best variety show. Host Costa Lapaseotes presents an incredible lineup of talent with his own brand of … we’re not really sure what his brand is. But we’re sure you’ll … Continue reading The Costa Coast Cabaret

Something Wonderful Right Away – The Long Avoided Sequel

Something Wonderful Right Away, The Long Avoided Sequel is a piece that’s largely about Jeffrey Sweet’s relationships with Paul Sills, Del Close, Mike Nichols, Sheldon Patinkon, David Shepherd, Viola Spolin and the other founders of improvisational theatre.  That said, it’s … Continue reading Something Wonderful Right Away – The Long Avoided Sequel

Cold Hot Dog

Check out this insane late night self titled performance from Cold Hot Dog themselves!