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 was asked to understudy the incredible Annoyance production 40 Whacks, which lead to him joining the cast of CoEd Prison Sluts. Annoyance credits include Doublewide Lust, It’s Christmas Goddammit, Splatter Theater, Lonesome Drifter, The Annoyance Christmas Pageant, his autobiographical Jimmy of Nazareth, and many others. Jimmy is especially excited to show students the potential joy of improvising that comes from Annoyance’s particular style of performance; specifically the freedom from character co-dependency. Jimmy continues to perform at various theaters around Chicago, but will always consider The Annoyance his home.

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