Comedy Shows

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!

A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show

NO SHOW 10/7 & 10/14! 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 … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Splatter Theater

A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theatre” include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Laugh and watch them all die in … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Annoyance Open Mic

NO OPEN MIC 10/7 & 10/14! 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 … Continue reading Comedy Shows

College Dorm Party

Come hang out in your old dorm room with a new class of usual suspects. Pong, flippy and all the games plus hilarious improv. Watch out though – don’t get busted by the RA. She’s relentless. Cheap drinks and a … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Cold HotDog

Cold HotDog is your new favorite American rock and roll band. They play the deli blues with a side of mustard funk and they want everyone to know it. A two piece band out of the midwest, Cold HotDog is … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Striking Out

PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 10TH AND 17TH A two act musical about the first straight baseball player in a world where all professional athletes are gay. The Chicago Otters are in trouble. Their star player Lance Valentine suffered a season ending injury. … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Monster Club

PREVIEWS 9/17 This all new play tells the story of Mary Shelley, a 5th Grader who is Spooky, Weird, Creative, and Smart. Mary being Mary has gotten herself in trouble and has landed in detention. Alone and bored she creates … Continue reading Comedy Shows

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 Comedy Shows

Crushed: A Somber Night With Comedians Hosted by Evan and Mary-Jane

If you’re a human being, chances are you’ve had your heart broken or your dreams crushed. Through a collection of stories, songs, and stand-up we’ve come to let you know, we’ve all been there. Chicago is statistically the loneliest city … Continue reading Comedy Shows

The Secret Life of a Lesbian Ex-Wife

EXTENDED IN SEPTEMBER!!! She got married. She came out. She got divorced. All in that order! Since then Randi has learned a lot of things about life, from how to handle craft beer, to how short to keep her fingernails. … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Student Jam

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

Cheesehouse of Horrors

PREVIEWS 9/19 Cheese House of Horror is a play in three acts featuring quaint tales of terror about the scariest state in the union: Wisconsin. For your own safety, the less you know about the show the better, but prepare … Continue reading Comedy Shows

DEMOCRATUBLICAN

Democratublican is the first solo humor show devised by the inventor of Vine: Jack Bensinger. If you’re confused by the current state of America, you’ll be relieved to watch this safe, generic comedy show. Jack is violently excited to perform … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Chuckle F*ckers

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 four weeks. NO SHOW JULY 4TH Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Super Human

These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s … Continue reading Comedy Shows

The Customer is Always Right?

Improv and customer service come together in this show that follows the lives of particularly difficult customers. Real life customer service employees will tell the stories of their worst and most awkward customer interactions and then our improv team, consisting … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Huggable Riot: Panic! at the Honkey Tonk

The first all-musical revue from Huggable Riot, “Panic! at the Honky Tonk” is a giant line dance through the hearts and minds of an incredibly intelligent, talented cast. Themes of identity, inner turmoil, and trying to find meaningful connections are … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show

In a world of improv shows, “Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show’ is the first and only imporv show. We pormise entretainment and luaghter.   Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Nuggets (Short Form Improv)

Nuggets is a short form improv show – think Whose Line is it Anyway but updated with a young, diverse cast! Each show features a six-piece of our performers navigating games, songs, and audience suggestions and is served with a … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy

The show consists of a series of unrelated scenes that are inspired by a single suggestion from the audience. During the show the cast share an invisible language that will trigger certain events, as if by magic. Feeling hungry? Add … Continue reading Comedy Shows

SEX BLOB ATTACKS!

PREVIEWS 9/28!~ A two act musical about a super-horny high school that gets invaded by an evil abstinence alien-blob monster! Olivia the Christian just moved to Sexville, home of Sexville High, The Sexiest School in the World. She’s ready to … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Fishbowl

Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen features a rotating selection of independent groups to open the show. Then, Annoyance Students will get a chance to enter their ID’s into a fishbowl. 5 students selected will perform in an improv jam with … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Messing with a Friend

Messing With a Friend features Susan Messing, and other invited talented and funny improvisors from around Chicago, from iO to Second City to The Annoyance. A collection of self-edited improvised scenes based on a single suggestion. A joyful, uncensored, and … Continue reading Comedy Shows

SHEBEAST

NO SHOW 9/29 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 … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Improvised Twilight Zone

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 28TH! No sexy vampires here! Just twists, twists, twists, and one more twists.  Each week the ITZ spins three, never-before-seen episodes of Rod Serling’s: the Twilight Zone, from your suggestions. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Nuggets (Short Form Improv)

SPECIAL FRIDAY NIGHT 8PM PERFORMANCE Nuggets is a short form improv show – think Whose Line is it Anyway but updated with a young, diverse cast! Each show features a six-piece of our performers navigating games, songs, and audience suggestions … Continue reading Comedy Shows

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 Comedy Shows

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 Comedy Shows

TRASH

Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!

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 Comedy Shows

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

NO SHOWS 10/7 & 10/14! The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion. Special Guest opener June 24th: MONA AND SHARA DO IMPROV Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. … Continue reading Comedy Shows

You’re a Good Man, Mary Shelley

WARNING: INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT NO SHOW OCTOBER 14TH In 1815 the volcano, Mount Tambora, erupted, causing severe climate abnormalities. In 1816 the poet Lord Byron rented a home in Switzerland and invited several poets, including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Skinprov

NO SHOW SEPTEMBER 23RD!   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 … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Doing Our Moms

In “Doing Our Moms,” some of Chicago’s funniest performers do sketches as the character they know best: their own mothers. Hosted by Judy Anderson (played by real-life daughter Emily Anderson), the evening will feature never-before-seen pieces that are heart-wrenchingly funny, … Continue reading Comedy Shows

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Matt Damon Improv Presents: We Out Here

Matt Damon Improv invites you to a night featuring beautiful people of color. Some of Chicago’s hottest POC talent are teaming up for a night to remember. Because, we out here. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Hanks/Hill Gruesome Twosome

Hanks Hill: Gruesome Twosome is a high energy sketch show that rips you out of the current terrifying reality and throws you into a somehow even more terrifying reality: A man deals with his brother in law transforming his tool … Continue reading Comedy Shows

30th Anniversary Splatter Theater Show

SPECIAL 8PM 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW Show includes champagne toast, audience gift and remarks from Original Director and Annoyance Artistic Director/Founder Mick Napier A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theatre” include such archetypes as the nun, … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Splatter Theater Bonus Halloween Show

BONUS TUESDAY 8PM HALLOWEEN SHOW A parody of Friday the 13th-type movies, the characters in “Splatter Theatre” include such archetypes as the nun, the school jock, the virgin, the class dick, and of course the bumbling old man. Laugh and … Continue reading Comedy Shows