AP5 Student Showcase

See our graduating ensembles perform a 4 week run of shows; featuring scenic improv forms created by the group to maximize the fun and showcase their talents!

Mary Catherine Curran Presents: My Kind of Content

Veteran solo performer Mary Catherine Curran explores an audience suggested topic through story telling, stand-up and improv as we hear her thoughts on pop culture and the world around us. New opening acts every week! Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! … Continue reading Mary Catherine Curran Presents: My Kind of Content

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

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

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

Hug It Out: The Best of Huggable Riot (March)

Huggable Riot is proud to bring you its first series of archive shows, Hug It Out: The Best of Huggable Riot. Through this series, Huggable Riot will stage three different hour-long sketch revues comprised of material from the nine revues … Continue reading Hug It Out: The Best of Huggable Riot (March)

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

Shit Show

Featuring all original work, “Sh!t Show” is more than just your typical sketch show. Kimberly and Emmalee have created an inclusive theatrical experience incorporating elements of mime, burlesque, and…yeah…okay, fine, also sketch. But they will not be doing it alone! … Continue reading Shit Show

Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show

Bob Fisher has an Improv Show! He’s good. His friends are good. You’re good. Come see it!

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

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

No show 1/20 SHEBEAST IS MARCHING ON WASHINGTON!!! 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 … Continue reading SHEBEAST

Purity Ball: The Musical

Purity Ball: The Musical takes a humorous look at the eerily incestuous world of evangelical purity balls – ceremonies in which young girls symbolically give their virginity to their fathers for safekeeping until marriage. Our story follows Isabel, a devout Christian … Continue reading Purity Ball: The Musical

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Solo show of new material by Ethan Burk.

Hitch*Cocktails

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)

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

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

Not The Same

Katy Conroy has been pushed and pulled through life by a force that isn’t human. In this one-person show, watch Katy decide if she’s going to let it control her life or stand up to it. Not The Same comedically … Continue reading Not The Same

Pinching and Screaming

Annie was a wunderkind of mascot entertainment before a devastating mistake sent her life into a tailspin. Now, 10 years later, a chance encounter in a coffee shop could lead to one last shot at glory.  Find out how her … Continue reading Pinching and Screaming

The Annoyance College Night

If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv or sketch group, do stand up or performance art, musical or silent comedy, or just want to practice your storytelling skills, then you need to … Continue reading The Annoyance College Night

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

The Dope Dojo

Karate and improv together at last! What could possibly go wrong? 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 … Continue reading The Dope Dojo

Pure and Weary Present: Roaring in our 20’s

Pure & Weary (Katherine Biskupic & Leah Frires) present, “Roaring in our 20s.” The Flapper: a fashionable young woman intent on enjoying herself and flouting conventional standards of behavior. The Female Comedian: *See Flapper. Come watch as Pure & Weary Charleston through the ups … Continue reading Pure and Weary Present: Roaring in our 20’s