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)

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

The Power Half-Hour: Beer-Powered Comedy

Thirty minutes. Thirty sketches. Thirty shots of beer: The Comedy Power (Half) Hour returns! Every week, Cigarette Sandwich is slamming down thirty hot, one-minute sketches, with a shot of beer between each. That’s right, the performers will be just as … Continue reading The Power Half-Hour: Beer-Powered Comedy


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

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

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

Generation Gap

Cortney is a young, a southern-born urban burnout with a social science degree who wants nothing more than to be able to dictate what her life looks like. Her mother Deborah springs a surprise visit to help Cortney make the … Continue reading Generation Gap

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

Good Times with Awful People

Come one, come all to this variety show featuring sketch/improv comedy, live music & general mayhem from team of con artists, liars, & undesirables known as Awful People!

The Wind Beneath My Things

The third revue in Huggable Riot’s Summer of Sketch, The Wind Beneath My Things is about coping with the transition from childhood to adulthood.. From navigating Tinder, to the loss of a beloved pet bird, to a glimpse into what … Continue reading The Wind Beneath My Things

Dave Maher II

“Dave Maher II” is the titular comedian’s follow-up to his acclaimed debut, the one-man Dave Maher Coma Show. For this sophomore show, Dave draws on his arsenal of ideas and friends to put up eight unique weeks of show-length comedy … Continue reading Dave Maher II

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

Best of Both

Both dance and improv are based in one thing: emotion. The success of both relies on the ability to evoke a feeling, a sense of purpose and connection. Without these things, a dance is just a series of movements and … Continue reading Best of Both


Zmack Shanghai! China’s Original Improv Family comes to Chicago for their first tour! Laugh along with the Zmackers, our diverse group of international improvisers! From your single suggestion they discover universal truths with their unique cross-cultural style!


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 will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary August 11th with guest TJ Jagodowski! TIckets are $20 for this monumental event! Messing With a Friend features Susan Messing, and other invited talented and funny improvisors from around Chicago, … 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

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


Four women from various backgrounds are stuck slogging it out at an Elgin, IL Blockbuster during its introductory death throes in 2008. Their backstories, perspectives, and ambitions are revealed through alternatively playful and biting discussions of movies and pop culture, … Continue reading Blockbuster

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

The Annoyance College Night

The Annoyance College Night will be bi monthly during the summer, and include non-college students! Here’s the schedule: 5/16 6/6 6/20 7/11 7/25 8/8 8/22 If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv … Continue reading The Annoyance College Night

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