Big Ski Trip: A Cautionary Tale for Teen Youth

The year is 2006. A group of high schoolers wishing to escape the monotony of winter break get more excitement than they’d bargained for when an AIM ‘sext’ takes them from the comfort of a suburban basement to the peak … Continue reading Big Ski Trip: A Cautionary Tale for Teen Youth

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

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

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 Experiment

THE EXPERIMENT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading The Experiment

Kim Kong: A Comedy Monster

Kim Kong: A Comedy Monster is Eunji Kim’s epic journey all the way from Busan to Moscow to the lowest ranks of the Chicago comedy scene. In this frenetic, one-person show, Eunji recounts her father’s extraordinary immigrant story to become … Continue reading Kim Kong: A Comedy Monster

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

Trash Boy: The Musical

Every year in the town Fairweather, the citizens purge themselves of filth by ritualistically burning their entire garbage dump. This time, though, doing so happens to unleash Trash Boy, a boy made entirely of garbage! Will Trash Boy seek vengeance … Continue reading Trash Boy: The Musical

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

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

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

A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show

A 1 hr li’l Stand-Up Comedy Showcase hosted by Lill Allison at The Annoyance in the li’l theater!!! BUT THE FREE OPEN MIC WILL STILL HAPPEN FOLLOWED BY…A LI’LL OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING THIS … Continue reading A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show

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

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

Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase

Ink Up Stand-Up is an open-mic comedy showcase with an aim to identify and develop stand-up talent. We provide open-mic opportunities to anyone who has the nerve. If you have promise, we offer paid reserve spots, mentorship and industry contacts … Continue reading Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase

Luke Babylon: The Christian Magician

EXTENDED THROUGH FEBRUARY 5TH! Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in God? Prepare to believe in both! Christian magician Luke Babylon is bringing his unique magical, evangelical performance to Chicago’s den of iniquity: the Annoyance Theatre. Luke has … Continue reading Luke Babylon: The Christian Magician

Show Your Flames: A One Man Show & Rotating Variety

Previews 1/8 & 1/15 Show Your Flames is a show best described as a Bo Burnham warrior riding a David Lynch-ian tiger into battle. In a world dictated by strict conformity, the road to true self-discovery can be nearly impossible to navigate. … Continue reading Show Your Flames: A One Man Show & Rotating Variety

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

When the Fog Begins to Lift by: Tennessee Williams’ Idiot Sister, Rose

When the Fog Begins to Lift by Tennessee Williams’ Idiot Sister, Rose 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, … Continue reading When the Fog Begins to Lift by: Tennessee Williams’ Idiot Sister, Rose

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

Three Blocks From Broadway

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 before or after this show. Offer only valid until 10:30 … Continue reading Three Blocks From Broadway

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