MINt: Music Improv Night

NO SHOW 2/29 MINt Music Improv Night 4 ensembles of improvisers, together for 4 months, doing weekly music improv sets. Come watch what feats of improv bravery these performers exhibit weekly, and join us for good’ole community-in-song. And if you … Continue reading MINt: Music Improv Night

The Customer is Always Right?

We all have had terrible customer service experiences and it is time for them to bring us together. Improv and customer service come together in this show that follows the lives of particularly difficult customers.  Real life customer service employees … Continue reading The Customer is Always Right?

Super Human

NO SHOW 2/29 Super Human is an improv team that tore into Chicago’s comedy scene in 2012 at The Upstairs Gallery (RIP). Since then, Super Human has become synonymous with bold, hilarious, fearless and fun comedy. Described as a “splash … Continue reading Super Human

Dick Wolf Improv

In the Criminal Justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate the crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Dick Wolf Improv tells you their stories. Every Wednesday Dick … Continue reading Dick Wolf Improv

The Oddball Social Club

This sweet variety show is a mashup of improv with other art forms. The show features improv from a rotating cast of some of the best performers from the Annoyance and around the city. Each show, the improv is inspired … Continue reading The Oddball Social Club

Chuckle F*ckers

NO SHOW 1/30 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 two weeks. Hosted by Kendra Jamaica and JP Fry.

The Real Housewives of Improv

A “Real Housewives” based, cocktail-infused, improvised comedy show inspired by YOU! Each night, the cast interviews a member of the audience and then improvises the lost episode of that person’s hometown! Blending the structure and themes of the popular reality … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Improv

Boyband: The Musical

It’s not always easy being part of the sexiest, most talented boyband to ever exist. Follow the all-female cast of Boyband the Musical as super group, “Backwards Action,” recount the glory days and sing their way into manhood.

Fishbowl

Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen is a two act improv show. First, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform in an improv jam with 5 Annoyance veterans, including teachers … Continue reading Fishbowl

pH Comedy and The Annoyance Present: College Night

pH Comedy and The Annoyance team up to bring you a night of amazing college improv!

Free RuPaul’s Drag Race Viewing Party: Hosted by OUTHAUS

Pam Who and the ladies of OUTHAUS host a free weekly RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing party. Watch the show, win some prizes then stick around for the Queens to perform live.

True Crimes

What makes serial killers kill? What makes cult leaders lead cults? Why are so many conspiracies theorized? True Crimes answers these questions in the dumbest way possible: through improv. Utilizing a morbid audience member and The Wheel of Misfortune, each … Continue reading True Crimes

Bite Size Broadway: 2.0

Ruth Lloyd Webber (no relation) has been struggling for thirty years to throw her hat in the actor’s ring. Without a single acting credit to her infamous (no relation) name, Webber wrote eight mini musicals in the hopes of finally … Continue reading Bite Size Broadway: 2.0

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

Baby Wine

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

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

Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus Present Lipstick and Lyrics: Band Together

Chicago’s largest live-singing drag show returns with songs of protest to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. This year’s queens and kings will perform selections that furthered civil rights toward equality for all. Just as drag queens were instrumental in … Continue reading Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus Present Lipstick and Lyrics: Band Together

JAVIER AWARDS

THE JAVIER AWARDS are as old as the Oscars and yet more prestigious. Affectionately referred to as “The Javvies” (pronounced hAH-veez), the ceremony will play with the typical conventions that surround such a grandiose type of star-studded event, including emotional … Continue reading JAVIER AWARDS

Scenes From an Italian Spaceship

After a successful mission to the outer reaches of the Milky Way, the crew of the SS Spaceship receives a distress call from Earth to check out the remains of an explosion. The crew end up face-to-face with a mysterious … Continue reading Scenes From an Italian Spaceship

Guess Who

Whip out the board games because it’s time to play Guess Who? Except put the board game back because we’re talking about a stand up show. Guess Who is a funnier, more interactive version of the popular board game we’ve … Continue reading Guess Who

Matt Damon Improv

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 things that the … Continue reading Matt Damon Improv

Lounge Lizards

Lounge Lizards is a comedy variety show hosted by Ross Taylor and Jen Connor, featuring live music from The Paul Desman Orchestra. Each show we’ll have at least 3 special guests from the worlds of: stand-up, magic, ventriloquism, musicians/singers, feats … Continue reading Lounge Lizards

The Calmest Person You Know

Jared Chapman is the calmest person you know. Or Is he? Come find out thru a series of characters, stories and whatever else to learn about if Jared is either the most calmest or the most excited person you. Who … Continue reading The Calmest Person You Know

Ugly

Ugly: A Solo Show by Catharine Savage is about putting the spotlight on all things ugly. Ugly people, ugly attitudes, and ugly thoughts surround us constantly, but we’re usually too afraid to play with them. We all have some ugly … Continue reading Ugly

Club Asia Presents: Da CLUBHAUS

AWWWWWWW HERE IT GOES!  Everybody out there go run and tell ya homeboys and homegirls it’s time for Club Asia’s DA CLUBHAUS! Every week we’re inviting you and the dopest musicians, comedians, and artists around the city to join us … Continue reading Club Asia Presents: Da CLUBHAUS

Hitch*Cocktails

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

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)

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

Skinprov

This classic Annoyance show has been running for over 10 years! As the male and female performers improvise, some will disrobe down to their skivvies, and others may offer just a quick peak. Sexy, silly and fun Skinprov is always … Continue reading Skinprov

Cigarette Sandwich

Cigarette Sandwich is finally taking the gloves off, showing you the mewling, betentacled stumps they call hands. No more gimmicks, zero additives, just the best sketch comedy ever written or performed, anywhere, ever, and if you disagree, fight us. It’s … Continue reading Cigarette Sandwich