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

Pony Boy

It’s the yearly Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville Ohio – the perfect place for Frankie Blotch to unroll his latest scam: Therapy Ponies. Unwitting women are lured into his questionable therapy, but before he can get their cash…he accidentally starts to … Continue reading Pony Boy

The Condition

As Dr. Kick examines her, it becomes apparent that Ruthie can’t remember the purpose of the clinical study she’s undergoing. It doesn’t help that Dr. Kick’s questions grow increasingly invasive and personal, even breaking boundaries of logic and time. Written … Continue reading The Condition


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

Voyage of the Saucy Maiden

“Voyage of the Saucy Maiden” is a musical set on the high seas. It follows the journey of a young sailor, Fishmael, as he is tossed about the rough and wonderful ocean from one adventure to the next. Whales! Mermaids! … Continue reading Voyage of the Saucy Maiden

Burlesque is More

Burlesque Is More is Annoyance’s steamy-hot burlesque/improv show featuring acts by seven stimulating ladies. You’ll get to know the girls as they tackle a problem based on a suggestion from the audience, with assistance from their ever-helpful Club Owner, Nick … 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 and Eric Oren.   OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING THIS … 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


This $2 night cap consists of the improv stylings of Destiny’s Grandchild and UNICORN. Special guests each week!

Triple Feature

Triple Feature presents three completely original one act plays or musicals. The Truthers Out There Written and Directed by Zack Mast It takes a dedicated group of people to stick to a cause, which is why, 15 years in, the … Continue reading Triple Feature


Chicago is known for its world-class theaters and improv institutions. Generals seeks to combine the two for an evening of good theater and inspired improv. Each week Antoine McKay and Christy Bonstell will host a different top stage actor from … Continue reading Generals

Sacred Cow

Different Annoyance people will show up for an exciting night of on the spot improv.

Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book

Cartoon Sex Book will tell you everything you need to know. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about it. It’s Pat Reidy, Adam Peacock, Beth Melewski, Asher Perlman and Kevin Sciretta and they’ll improvise whatever you need. NO SHOW … Continue reading Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book


American Wonderbread Kaleidoscope (AWK) is excited to present an evening of storytelling, improv and comedy all centered on the theme of rejection and its sometimes destructive, but always formative effects. This curated, hour-long stage show aims to offer Chicago’s best … Continue reading AWK Presents: REJECTED

Living Together

Living Together is a live story telling event featuring true stories about sharing spaces with other people. Roommates, significant others, siblings and even pets (which are basically people) everyone has a story. Hosted and curated by Jeph Porter, the show … Continue reading Living Together

Chuckle F*ckers

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

It’s Really Very Gay, a Sketch Revue

This themed sketch revue brings gay and straight people together as they go through life, learning something about each other and about acceptance along the way. From song and dance to uncomfortable encounters to universal experiences of love, this hour … Continue reading It’s Really Very Gay, a Sketch Revue

Dave Maher Coma Show

After being in a month-long diabetic coma, during which he was almost taken off life support and subsequently eulogized on Facebook, Dave Maher woke up to find himself like Tom Sawyer at his own internet funeral. “Dave Maher Coma Show” … Continue reading Dave Maher Coma Show

Hero’s Welcome

Chicago’s brightest musical improv stars come together on the Annoyance stage each week for a one-of-a-kind improvised musical that the audience helps to create.

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.


What happens when we die? No one knows. But for one night the dead will live again. Onstage. In this show. Using real obituaries from the week as inspiration we will honor, celebrate, mourn and laugh with the dead through … Continue reading Obits

Shirley Lame in My Solo Show of All Duets

She’s Baaaaaack!! Delusional Diva, Shirley Lame (pronounced la-MAY), returns to The Annoyance Theater with her hit show, “My Solo Show of All Duets”. This one-hour show will make you laugh till it hurts. You can’t stop her from singing at … Continue reading Shirley Lame in My Solo Show of All Duets


Evicted! is an episodic sketch show. Each week Alex and Shannon are reminded by their evil landlord that they are about to be evicted due to never paying rent and each week they try to come up with a new … Continue reading Evicted!


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

Annoyance Film Night

The “Annoyance Film Night” will feature different monthly screenings of independent films. NO FILM NIGHT 2/7


Being 13 sucks, especially when the boys at your school sing songs about how fugly you are, you’re too fat to play basketball any more, and you become a woman while working at the church rectory. Hideous is a one … Continue reading Hideous