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!

Meat Cute

Spunky college kid Alice cares so much about vegetarianism! Maybe too much? She’s started to daydream about doing the unthinkable! OH GOD DEFINITELY TOO MUCH. Meat Cute is a true story about grappling with the ethics of surviving trashpile American … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Student Jam

A night for Annoyance students to JAM! NO JAM ON 1/1/2018

MINt: Music Improv Night

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 Comedy Shows

Is Jamie Lynn Spears’ Baby Our Age Yet?

As one of the dumbest teams in the game, The Disney Channel Original Groupies are dedicated to providing their middle school demographic with low, low brow content both dense in early 00’s pop culture references as well as childhood TV … 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.

Super Human

These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy. NO SHOW 12/26 – BUT CHECK OUT SAND –  FILLING IN FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! LINK DIRECTLY BELOW.

Menage a Tell

Six Degrees of Sexperation are BACK to get raunchy and tell again! Comedy duo and Eskimo sisters Caitlin Robb and J.J. Ranvier bring you six evenings of bawdy storytelling and improv. See them perform alongside their weird and amusing friends. … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Huggable Riot: Hug it Out

Huggable Riot is excited to bring its next archive show, Hug It Out, back to the Annoyance. In this best-of show, scenes from our past three years have been repackaged and repurposed with a brand new cast in a brand … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Nuggets (Short Form Improv)

NOW EXTENDED ON THE MAINSTAGE!! 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

Bangers: Sketch Comedy

Bangers Sketch Comedy a fast paced, booty-shaking red-hot sketch smashtacular where every scene is a banger. Expect a fire cast, expect energy, and expect laughs.

DANKS (Dope Ass New Kids)

DANKS is hot, fresh sketches written and performed each week. DANKS will consist of a cast of will write, direct and perform a brand new show, turned around in 7 days. The cast consists of 15 people, all of which will direct, and … 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


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 Present: College Night

WINTER BREAK! Be back on 1/11/2018!   pH Comedy and The Annoyance team up to bring you a night of amazing college improv!

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

Eric and Claire Present: Park Ridge Mall

Eric and Claire Present: Park Ridge Mall brings you to a suburban, slowly dying shopping center. Eric Rahill and Claire Favret play a collection of mall rats, employees, and teens in a combination of solo characters and sketch comedy. Directed … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Shark Tank: The Musical
(a parody)

Ever watch the tv show Shark Tank and think “That show would make a great musical!”? Well, your friends at The Annoyance did. A great cast of Annoyance regulars play your favorite sharks Mark, Daymond, Kevin, Lori, Barbara and Robert along with all kinds … 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

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


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


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

The Customer is Always Right?

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

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

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

Bite Size Broadway

You’ve never heard of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s relative, Bobby Lloyd Webber, but after this hysterical performance at The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago you’ll definitely be a fan. Webber wrote ten musicals while doing hard time in prison — none of … Continue reading Comedy Shows

A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show

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

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

Double Feature: The Mole / It’s a Match

The Annoyance presents a Double Feature of two hilarious shows: “The Mole” and “It’s a Match” THE MOLE: When watching reruns of early 2000 competition reality shows, you might find yourself wondering, “How could this possibly get any better?” Well … Continue reading Comedy Shows


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 Comedy Shows

Improvised Twilight Zone

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.

Laughter Than a Speeding Bullet

EXTENDED THROUGH 2/11!!! Come join Velvet Stallion, Chicago’s most dangerous Improv Team, in a super heroic extravaganza! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll die a little bit inside as you watch super heroism like you’ve never seen it before!

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

Take It Back

Take It Back! is a variety show where we reclaim acts that have been historically typecast and present them in a new light, featuring a more diverse cast and a more modern context. Think Oklahoma! meets Hamilton, with a Cabaret … Continue reading Comedy Shows

High Rise – Screening

High Rise is a video series about two doormen at an old high-rise in Chicago, New York. The doormen, Matt and Max, are best friends who help each other as they deal with the ups and downs of love, business, … Continue reading Comedy Shows

America’s Pastime Improv Show

This hot hot improv team improvises improv with reckless abandon. New openers every week. Come get weird.

American Carnage: A Solo Staged Reading of Select Screenplays by Stephen K. Bannon

For the past 40 years, aspiring screenwriter Stephen K. Bannon has toiled over his magnum opus—a dramatic portrayal of the struggle between good and evil entitled American Carnage. In a series of staged readings spanning pivotal moments of his life, … Continue reading Comedy Shows