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

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

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

THINK YOU’RE TOO OLD FOR A BEDTIME STORY? THINK AGAIN! JOIN US FOR THESE HILARIOUS AND SMART STORIES COME TO LIFE ONSTAGE WITH A FRESH TWIST. THE TALES FROM YOUR YOUTH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER SEEING THIS SATIRICAL PARODY. … Continue reading Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Lady Mars!

Lady Mars stars two veteran improvisers Nicky Margolis and Claudia Martinez. Together they explore what happens when a Jew and a Mexican walk into an improv theater. Nicky is an alum of The Second City’s Etc stage and Touring Company. … Continue reading Lady Mars!

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: 11/2

Huggable Riot: Claus & Effect

Not Growing Up Together

Growing up is hard. That’s why so many people choose simply not to do it. “Not Growing Up Together” is a fun and funny look at the not-so-fun and funny experience of adulthood. Written by Matt and Ryan Kappmeyer, two … Continue reading Not Growing Up Together

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

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

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

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant

The Annoyance presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The all-new cast takes these classic holiday television specials and gives them a hilarious yet still … Continue reading The Annoyance Christmas Pageant

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’s Christmas, Goddamnit! (Friday Nights)

This year’s annual Christmas celebration at the James’ home has a macabre twist. Along with the traditional passive-aggressive silences and sniping, Dad has surprising news: he’s been dilly-dallying with the next door neighbor. Now, throw in the accidental murder of … Continue reading It’s Christmas, Goddamnit! (Friday Nights)

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)

It’s Christmas, Goddamnit! (Saturday Nights)

This year’s annual Christmas celebration at the James’ home has a macabre twist. Along with the traditional passive-aggressive silences and sniping, Dad has surprising news: he’s been dilly-dallying with the next door neighbor. Now, throw in the accidental murder of … Continue reading It’s Christmas, Goddamnit! (Saturday Nights)

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 Presents: Nice N’ Naughty

“Burlesque is More Presents: Nice N’ Naughty” features some of the richest characters a comedic strip club could have this time of year; Christmas-obsessed Jews, Krampus the evil Santa Claus, and insane Nativity Pageant teachers are just a few of … Continue reading Burlesque is More Presents: Nice N’ Naughty

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

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant: Matinee

The Annoyance presents its annual Christmas Pageant, featuring a retelling of two classic holiday stories: A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The all-new cast takes these classic holiday television specials and gives them a hilarious yet still … Continue reading The Annoyance Christmas Pageant: Matinee

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

Jack & The Wolf Present The Bucket Show

A night of comedy, music and stories with homespun charm. Acts improvise off of the musical guest.

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