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 want to throw … Continue reading MINt: Music Improv Night
These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy.
NO SHOW JULY 4TH The 18th production for Huggable Riot, Wake Up Call marks the theatre company’s first collaboratively written one-act play. Wake Up Call shows how six friends grapple with running from their circumstances versus being trapped by them, … Continue reading Huggable Riot: Wake Up Call
NO SHOW JULY 4TH See what Broadway’s been missing! From Cats to Avenue Q, Rhyme & Punishment has cornered the market on creating feature length musicals in the style of 42nd Street’s biggest classics (only better). In their hit show, … Continue reading 3 Blocks from Broadway
A King and his Queens, hosted by Elias Rios and a different queen every week is a child-ish variety show inspired by kid wonder, sleepovers, ghost stories, mischief, tattle-tailing, after-school programs, and other forms of tom-foolery. Acts will include Sketch, … Continue reading A King and His Queens
“The ladies in this group were experts at the slow burn, and at picking apart the structure of Austen’s stories in ways that would please both fans and critics of the subject matter. By the end of their long-form set, they had created a sort of chaos and silliness that was both a tribute to and a parody of the author.” – Third Coast Review
Chicago—Improvised Jane Austen (Chicago Reader Recommended & PerformInk’s Critics’ Pick) performs Sundays, March 11th-April 15th at the greatly esteemed Annoyance Theatre. The long-running, all-female comedy team will conjure a tale on the spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century British novelist.
“…countless laughs…whimsical homage to the illustrious author.” — Chicago Reader
About Improvised Jane Austen: Since 2008, the ladies of Improvised Jane Austen have graced venues including Playground Theater, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, Stage 773, Bughouse Theater, Chicago Improv Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival, and the Dallas Comedy Festival, as well as historical societies, schools and even bridal showers.
“Improvised Jane Austen is one of the best improv teams in Chicago, a must-see”, says Second City Alum Antoine McKay.
“…these women took it, owned it and created some really funny and touching moments….an evening of silliness and indulgence….make running amok look like delicious fun.” — PerformInk Chicago
Previews May 25th and June 1st! The popular Annoyance Theatre comedy Steamworks: The Musical is back! This singing and dancing extravaganza tells the hilarious story of a wide-eyed young man who moves to the Windy City seeking love … and … Continue reading Steamworks: The Musical
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
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
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