AP1 – AP5 Class Bundle

Already know you are going to do the entire Annoyance Training from start to finish?  Purchase all of our classes at once, and save $150!  The package does not expire, and you can continue on at that same day/time for the whole program or switch it up from class to class. Anyone that pre-purchases will also be allowed to register one day in advance of the general registration, so you’ll have the best chance to get the class day and time that you want.

We accept payment plans!  Pay in three installments to help make it all more manageable. To set up a plan, Email or call 773.697.9693.


AP1: Intro to Improv
AP2: Taking Care of Yourself
AP3: Advanced Scene Work
AP4: Finding Your Voice
AP5: Putting It All on Stage

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If you are signing up for AP3-AP5 please list last Annoyance class you took and the teacher. If you are entering AP2 without having completed the AP1 Prerequisite, please list previous outside experience. If signing up for AP1, please list your favorite fish noise.

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Jimmy Pennington

Jimmy Pennington moved to Chicago from Pennsylvania in 2006 to study and perform improvisation. Since then, he has had the opportunity to learn from some of Chicago’s smartest and funniest performers. After performing at iO for a few years, Jimmy … Continue reading Jimmy Pennington

Bob Fisher

Bob Fisher is a member of the original cast of Co-Ed Prison Sluts (1989), and first taught advanced improvisation at the Annoyance in the early 1990’s.  He co-wrote complete staged plays and musicals, developed through improvisation, with Cardiff Giant (John … Continue reading Bob Fisher

Sarah Ashley

Sarah Ashley is an improviser, writer, actor and teacher based in Chicago, IL. She earned a BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and a Certificate in Creative Nonfiction Writing from The University of Chicago. Sarah performs improv … Continue reading Sarah Ashley

Katie Caussin

Katie Caussin has been doing sketch/improv and theater around Chicago since the 90’s. She toured with The Second City and has performed in many Second City Theatricals productions. She has also done shows at the Annoyance and iO, and the … Continue reading Katie Caussin

Julia Morales

Julia Morales is originally from Houston, Texas. She studied at the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance and graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). She is a NBC Diversity Scholarship recipient and studied improv comedy … Continue reading Julia Morales

Angela Oliver

Angela Oliver is a hybrid performing and teaching artist boss. As a Chicago based hybrid teaching and performing artist,  Angela seeks to inspire a greater interest in interdisciplinary art forms that celebrate female empowerment, diversity, and social justice. She is … Continue reading Angela Oliver

Ryan Asher

Ryan received her BFA in theatre performance at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she learned how to “breathe through her butthole” and “move as if she were made of jello”. After making the move to Chicago in 2010 she has been … Continue reading Ryan Asher