“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
Framed around a wedding no one wants to be at, Judgmental Institutions is an exploration of big characters, big feelings, and the way we heavily judge both. This is evident in scenes including a day date with a giant spider, … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions
Comedy duo and Eskimo sisters Caitlin Robb and J.J. Ranvier bring you six evenings of bawdy storytelling and improv. See them perform alongside their weird and amusing friends. With new guest storytellers each night, Six Degrees will take you for … Continue reading MÈNAGE À TELL
EXTENDED THROUGH 8/24! 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 … Continue reading Three Blocks From Broadway
Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Shades of Voice Festival-8pm
Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Shades of Voice Festival 10pm
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 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 Theatre is proud to bring back a revival of “Steamworks: The Musical” with brand new songs and additional characters for a modern view of it’s fun comedy classic. A wide-eyed young man comes to Chicago looking for love … Continue reading Steamworks: The Musical
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH HALLOWEEN! No sexy vampires here! Just twists, twists, twists, and one more twists. Each week the ITZ spins three, never-before-seen episodes of Rod Serling’s: the Twilight Zone, from your suggestions. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add … Continue reading Improvised Twilight Zone
From the “Best Improv Troupe in Chicago: 2016” – Chicago Reader 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 … Continue reading Hitch*Cocktails
Baby Wine is an all-gay improv supernova with universally relatable scene-work 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
Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!
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
Life in 35mm: An Improvised Documentary is a satire of popular self-important documentaries, and the characters in them that cash in on the credit. In 45 minutes of long form improv we’ll explore all of the classic tropes of the … Continue reading Life in 35 MM
The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion. Special Guest opener June 24th: MONA AND SHARA DO IMPROV Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on … Continue reading Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)
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 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
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 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
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
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
“Sad Clown” is an improvised comedy show that invites mental illness to play. Each night, three brave essayists will take the stage and talk candidly about their experiences of mental illness – the highs, the lows, the pain, and even … Continue reading Sad Clown
Trump’s America is real, whether you like it or not. Navigating family, friends, and enemies will never be the same. Join us for monologues, scenes, white male rants, and QVC style sales pitches as we attempt to learn How to … Continue reading How to Survive a Trump Presidency
NO SHOW 8/27 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 … Continue reading Matt Damon Improv
Ryan Archibald and Anděl Sudik, aka Arch & Anděl, return to the stage for a night of theater and delights inside the intimate setting of The Annoyance Theater’s small theater. This comedy duo have performed satire together in many different … Continue reading Arch & Andel & Cal
So much is going on in middle school: periods, boners, cup stacking competitions, you name it! Add racial and sexual identity into mix at this time in a young persons life and you will find yourself watching the movie “Friday” … Continue reading You Listen to White People Music?
A night for Annoyance students to JAM!
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!
EXTENDED THROUGH 9/19!!! Why is it so hard to have “the talk”? When did our bodies become taboo, and who’s the big wig who decides what normal love is? Complex questions that are easily tackled in a forty minute sketch … Continue reading The New 40
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. NO SHOW JULY 4TH Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your … Continue reading Chuckle F*ckers
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
In a world of improv shows, “Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show’ is the first and only imporv show. We pormise entretainment and luaghter. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over … Continue reading Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show
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. Feeling hungry? Add … Continue reading Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy
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
The Annoyance Theatre is hosting a special one time concert event on August 27th. Strange Lovelies will be performing with special guest opener, Hal Baum. HAL BAUM is a writer and singer/songwriter from Chicago Illinois. He has has been featured … Continue reading The Annoyance Presents: Live Music!
Circus, Sideshow, Burlesque, Comedy and more come together in Chicago’s best variety show. Host Costa Lapaseotes presents an incredible lineup of talent with his own brand of … we’re not really sure what his brand is. But we’re sure you’ll … Continue reading The Costa Coast Cabaret
Something Wonderful Right Away, The Long Avoided Sequel is a piece that’s largely about Jeffrey Sweet’s relationships with Paul Sills, Del Close, Mike Nichols, Sheldon Patinkon, David Shepherd, Viola Spolin and the other founders of improvisational theatre. That said, it’s … Continue reading Something Wonderful Right Away – The Long Avoided Sequel
EXTENDED IN SEPTEMBER!!! She got married. She came out. She got divorced. All in that order! Since then Randi has learned a lot of things about life, from how to handle craft beer, to how short to keep her fingernails. … Continue reading The Secret Life of a Lesbian Ex-Wife
Check out this insane late night self titled performance from Cold Hot Dog themselves!