I Killed Peter Rabbit

“I Killed Peter Rabbit” is a solo show, written and performed by Tony Czajkowski (pronounced Sy-kowski), that tells the story of growing up on a farm and Tony’s decision to leave. The show blends together the honesty of storytelling with … Continue reading I Killed Peter Rabbit


HOFF OFF: is a nasty farewell for Shebeasts favorite slice of lady ham. The hour will include original music all about the struggles of a badass bitch in 2016. Featuring music form The Beefcakes, Susan Glynn, Cydney Asher, and more. … Continue reading HOFF OFF

Sacred Cow

Different Annoyance people will show up for an exciting night of on the spot improv. 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 Sacred Cow

Annoyance Improv: 4ORMS

4ORMS: Directed by Kyle Dolan. The Annoyance presents: 4 distinctly different improvisational forms in a 6 week run: Improvised Twilight Zone No sexy teen vampires here! Just twists, twists, twists, and one more twists. Each week the ITZ spins three, … Continue reading Annoyance Improv: 4ORMS

That Maxwell Bitch

This show is just for you. Each week is something different. With storytelling, improv, sketch, music and more. You’re #1, and we all know it. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. … Continue reading That Maxwell Bitch

Chuckle F*ckers

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FOR CIF FEATURING CHRIS TREW 5/3 Improv, sketch, music, stand-up, and everything in between. Come be entertained by Annoyance Groups that preform new original and experimental material! New acts every four weeks. Hosted by: TJ Medel Feeling hungry? Add … Continue reading Chuckle F*ckers

Bastards of the Underground

The show features some of the sickest, quickest minds in improv and freestyle rap backed by a live band. The Bastards of the Underground and its alumni have performed literally all over the world. It’s cast can been seen in … Continue reading Bastards of the Underground

Character Assassination

Character Assassination: A Sketch Show that is influenced by an overbearing Writer. Watch him create his characters before your eyes, and then if they don’t please him enough, watch them be annihilated… or rewarded in the highest. PREVIEW: 8/17

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. SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FOR … Continue reading Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy

The Starlight Lounge Presents Bracket & Spootz

The Starlight Lounge was once the jewel of the Catskills, but the entertainment business ain’t what it used it to be. Night after night, resident performers Bracket and Spootz take the stage in hopes of showbiz success, sweating it out … Continue reading The Starlight Lounge Presents Bracket & Spootz


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


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

Dank Tank

“Dank Tank” explores and exposes the very, very real relationship between money, magic, and politics. Tank, a “supercop” DEA Agent from the dystopian wasteland of 2073, is sent back in time to the far-away land of Springfield, Illinois, in the … Continue reading Dank Tank

Great Night with Danny Catlow

Great Night with Danny Catlow is the talk show that feels good to be at. With guests ranging from real-life Chicagoans to some not-real-life nut jobs, Great Night is a refreshing, experimental take on a boring, stinky late night show. … Continue reading Great Night with Danny Catlow

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


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 women, exciting music and drinks…plenty of drinks. Since this is high … Continue reading Hitch*Cocktails

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)

SPECIAL CIF PERFORMANCE 5/7 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 … Continue reading Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

The Dead Boy Scout Musical

An original musical written and directed by Eagle Scouts. Going to Philmont Scout Ranch is every Boy Scout’s dream. Dying, however, is not. Two troops embark on what’s supposed to be a fun camping trip only to end up in … Continue reading The Dead Boy Scout Musical

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


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

Annoyance Film Night

The “Annoyance Film Night” will feature different monthly screenings of independent films curated by “Spectacle.” June 5th: CHICAGOLAND SHORTS VOL. 2 brings together the best of narrative, experimental, dance, and documentary short films from a diverse range of perspectives. National … Continue reading Annoyance Film Night

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

Splatter Theater

A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theater” include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Laugh and watch them all die in … Continue reading Splatter Theater

Comedy Comes Alive

Comedy Comes Alive is an irreverently funny 2 person sketch revue that explores sexuality from the perspectives of a queer man from New England and a curiously straight man from rural Wisconsin mixed with their odd fascination with classic B-Movies, … Continue reading Comedy Comes Alive

The Annoyance College Night

Here’s the schedule: Sep 12th Sep 26th Oct 3rd Oct 17th Nov 7th Nov 21st Dec 5th Dec 12th If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv or sketch group, do stand up … Continue reading The Annoyance College Night


#Humanity is a biting satire of the internet and the effects it has on the human psyche. Be it our political discourse, day to day life, or the existential goings ons of this day and age; we show what our … Continue reading #Humanity