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!

SHEBEAST

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

Steamworks: The Musical

The Annoyance Theatre is proud to bring back a revival of “Steamworks: The Musical” with brand new songs and additional characters for a modern view of it’s fun comedy classic. A wide-eyed young man comes to Chicago looking for love … 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. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your … 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

Life in 35 MM

Life in 35mm: An Improvised Documentary is a satire of popular self-important documentaries, and the characters in them that cash in on the credit. In 45 minutes of long form improv we’ll explore all of the classic tropes of the … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble)

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. Head over to Drew’s on … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Fuck Trump: A Collection of Songs to Demonstrate What A Horrible Person Donald Trump is

Simply put: It’s an evening of songs that help us to understand how horrible of a person Trump is. Feeling hungry? Add Dinner at Drew’s! Add dinner on to your show ticket for $29. Head over to Drew’s on Halsted, … 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!!! BUT THE FREE OPEN MIC WILL STILL HAPPEN FOLLOWED BY…A LI’LL OPEN MIC: OPEN MIC WILL BE BOOKED BY LOTTERY DRAWING THIS … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Burlesque is More

The Annoyance becomes home to the The Rumble Room, a sexy, rowdy burlesque cabaret hosted by its convivial owner, Nick ‘Crazy Legs’ Velveteen. Seven stimulating ladies offer up hilarious monologues in addition to their sensual dances and group numbers that … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Annoyance Open Mic

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

Skinprov

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

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

Sad Clown

“Sad Clown” is an improvised comedy show that invites mental illness to play. Each night, three brave essayists will take the stage and talk candidly about their experiences of mental illness – the highs, the lows, the pain, and even … Continue reading Comedy Shows

How to Survive a Trump Presidency

Trump’s America is real, whether you like it or not. Navigating family, friends, and enemies will never be the same. Join us for monologues, scenes, white male rants, and QVC style sales pitches as we attempt to learn How to … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Matt Damon Improv

NO SHOW 8/27 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 … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Partyfest Destiny

Four friends head to the luxury music and culture festival, Partyfest Destiny, the week before they all leave for college to see a one-night reunion of their very favorite, friendship-defining band who just so happens to be headlining. Whoa. The … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Student Jam

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

Corey Does Too! Have Friends!

Come witness Corey improvise with some of the best comedians in Chicago based off a suggestion from YOU, the audience! Each week it’s a new show with a brand new cast. The show definitely stars Corey…maybe some other people…we’ll see. … Continue reading Comedy Shows

The New 40

Why is it so hard to have “the talk”?  When did our bodies become taboo, and who’s the big wig who decides what normal love is?  Complex questions that are easily tackled in a forty minute sketch show.  Please join … 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

Everyone’s a Critic

“Everyone’s a Critic” is a completely improvised performance that explores the egocentrism behind our well calculated to-go orders. Every week with random reviews plucked from the web, the ensemble will take the audience down a one-to-five star rabbit hole through … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions

Framed around a wedding no one wants to be at, Judgmental Institutions is an exploration of big characters, big feelings, and the way we heavily judge both. This is evident in scenes including a day date with a giant spider, … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Marry, Fuck, Kill.

Marry. Fuck. Kill. Which do you choose? Mary. Fuck. Kill. We do at least one of these every. single. day. Mary. Fuck. Kill. Who’s it gonna be? Mary. Fuck. Kill. Improvised magic on stage. Mary. Fuck. Kill. Imagine if life … Continue reading Comedy Shows

MÈNAGE À TELL

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. With new guest storytellers each night, Six Degrees will take you for … 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

Three Blocks From Broadway

EXTENDED THROUGH 8/24! From Cats and A Chorus Line to Heathers and Big Fish, Rhyme & Punishmint has mastered the art of improvising feature length shows in the various styles of Broadway’s favorite musicals. Now they’re ready to bring Broadway to Belmont and let the audience … 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

The Secret Life of a Lesbian Ex-Wife

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. One woman. One … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Shades of Voice Festival-8pm

Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Comedy Shows

Shades of Voice Festival 10pm

Shades Of Voice presents “Shades Of Voice: An Evening of Expression”, two evening showcases of passionate Chicago talent performing to support children on the Autism Spectrum interested in artistic expression. Shades Of Voice is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that produces … Continue reading Comedy Shows