Three Blocks From Broadway

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 decide what they’ll … Continue reading Three Blocks From Broadway


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


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

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 dinner on to your … Continue reading Improvised Twilight Zone

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

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


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

This is Not Normal

What exactly are we suppose to be?  In the rise of progression, this dark theatrical satire deems to instill thoughts of who we are as people and our functionality in today’s society.  With classifications of race, gender, sexual orientation, and … Continue reading This is Not Normal

Bite Size Broadway

EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 18TH!   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 … Continue reading Bite Size Broadway


Ya ever look back on your life and realize you were the damn villain? Adam did. This is a solo comedy show about that.

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. NO SHOW JULY 4TH Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. … Continue reading Super Human

Huggable Riot: Science Fiction Trouble Feature

Huggable Riot’s 11th original sketch revue, Science Fiction Trouble Featuretakes a look at modern social and political issues through the lens of 20th century pop culture media including sci-fi, fairytale, and horror tropes. Whether escaping the ever-looming brainless hordes, creating … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Science Fiction Trouble Feature

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

Drag Party Party

Attention, Baby Kweens! This original sketch, drag, improv variety show is the first of its kind, featuring Chicago’s best up and coming drag and bio drag queens and kings lip synching and acting their little baby hearts out. It’s truly … Continue reading Drag Party Party

The Paul Rudd Fan Club

In a time where the current President makes all his public statements on Twitter often involving the words, “loser”, “Bigly” or “huge”, people are constantly asked to look in the mirror and choose which side they are fighting for. What … Continue reading The Paul Rudd Fan Club

When the Fog Begins to Lift

When the Fog Begins to Lift was written in thirty-one hours on no sleep, so get ready for a very offensive, absurd show. After a successful oil tycoon poses a threat against the poor, but lovable town of Portsmouth, New … Continue reading When the Fog Begins to Lift

Macguire: Too Hot for TV

“2H4TV” (as the cool kids call it) is a fast-paced, channel-surf-style sketch show exploring the imaginative and idiotic minds of brothers Matt and Ryan Kappmeyer—a world filled with losers, loudmouths, lovers and everything in between. In a way, it feels … Continue reading Macguire: Too Hot for TV

Sick Boyz

Come kick it at one of the sickest variety shows in Chicago, cohosted by Nick and Skyler. Featuring entertainment from some of the best stand ups and sketch groups in Chicago. New acts every Sunday at 9:30 P.M. Roll through! … Continue reading Sick Boyz

Matt Damon Improv

EXTENDED THROUGH 8/20!!! 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

Marry, Fuck, Kill.

Marry. Fuck. Kill. Which do you choose? Mary. Fuck. Kill. We do at least one of these every. single. day. Mary. Fuck. Kill. Who’s it gonna be? Mary. Fuck. Kill. Improvised magic on stage. Mary. Fuck. Kill. Imagine if life … Continue reading Marry, Fuck, Kill.