Come to enjoy great comedy improv, sketch shows, plays and musicals. Age restriction is 14+ for our shows; please know our material is uncensored and may have content that’s more for mature audiences. If you’re not sure if something’s right for your party, just give us a call!
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
Come watch the Oscars in the bar for free. Hosted by the Queens of OUTHAUS!
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
NO SHOW 2/29 Tuesdays@9 is a free weekly cold reading series founded by the renowned Off-Broadway theater company, Naked Angels, in NYC. Annoyance is proud to be the Chicago outpost for this series. Each week, excerpts from very new work … Continue reading Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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.
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 Comedy Shows
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.
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.
Last Minute TONIGHT! is a late-early evening variety show hosted by A Tribe Called UNCANNY. Opening monologues and correspondents will tackle last minute and past its prime news on fuckery, true crime, unsolicited thots, gossip and more. Peppered with guest … Continue reading Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
pH Comedy and The Annoyance team up to bring you a night of amazing college improv!
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
Anarchy is a completely sung, completely improvised rock opera featuring some of Chicago’s finest musical improvisers. With roots in modern musicals like Tommy by The Who, Green Day’s American Idiot, Rent, and Spring Awakening Anarchy stages an hour long show … Continue reading Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
Set at the edge of the new millennium, Y2Gay is a high school comedy for the 90’s kid in all of us. The most popular girl at Jonathan Taylor Thomas High, Rude Betsy, rules the school with an iron fist. … Continue reading Comedy Shows
A 1 hr li’l Stand-Up Comedy Showcase hosted by Lill Allison at The Annoyance in the li’l theater!!! FOLLOWED BY…A LI’LL OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING THIS WEEK – You may pick up a lottery … Continue reading Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
The ladies of the Annoyance are back again in a remount of the show that’s the perfect mix of silly and sexy: Burlesque is More! Combining neo-burlesque dancing with comedic monologues and improv, Burlesque is More is the perfect show … Continue reading Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
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 Comedy Shows
True Grits is a solo show about women in the south. It is “Steel Magnolias” meets “Designing Women.” Lauren Lonergan grew up all over the south. She is related to Margaret Mitchell (who wrote “Gone With The Wind”), wore bonnets … Continue reading Comedy Shows
Hear ye hear ye! We are fast approaching one of Judaism’s wildest and wackiest holidays, Purim! Join Metro Chicago Hillel and improv teams from Columbia, Depaul, and UIC as they celebrate, laugh and compete to take home the top prize. … Continue reading Comedy Shows
The women of Velma and Tuna invite you to a Slumber Party! There will be pajamas, secrets spilled, and lots of improv from the coolest (strangest, nerdiest) ladies at school! So get out your sleeping bag and get ready to … Continue reading Comedy Shows
THE BALLAD OF LYDIA PINKHAM… is the hilarious, somewhat disturbing, (mostly) true tale of the first woman to ever be “trolled” through the media. With an eclectic mix of storytelling techniques including original blue-grass music, movement and dance, this play … Continue reading Comedy Shows