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For 25 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. Under the guidance of Artistic Director Mick Napier, The Annoyance also provides excellent quality training in improvisation.

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Jul 25 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Chuckle F*ckers @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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.
Jul 25 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Super Human @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Super Human These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy.
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Everyone's a Critic @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 26 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Marry, Fuck, Kill. @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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.…
Jul 26 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
MÉNAGE À TELL @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
MÉNAGE 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…
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annoyance Presents Improv: Trigger Happy @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Three Blocks From Broadway @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Three Blocks From Broadway 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.…
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fishbowl @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 27 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Messing with a Friend @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SHEBEAST @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Steamworks: The Musical @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 28 @ 8:44 pm – 9:44 pm
Improvised Twilight Zone @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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.
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Baby Wine @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Hitch*Cocktails @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Hitch*Cocktails 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 women, exciting music and drinks…plenty…
Jul 28 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 29 @ 1:00 am
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour See a collage of character studies, scenes, songs and maybe even some audience interaction, all written in a week with no rehearsals by some of Chicago’s most accomplished comedians.
Jul 28 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:55 am
TRASH @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
TRASH Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!  
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
F*ck Trump @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Simply put: It’s an evening of songs that help us to understand how horrible of a person Trump is.
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fire and Beer @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble) The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion.  
Jul 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Annoyance Open Mic @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Burlesque is More @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 29 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 30 @ 12:55 am
College Dorm Party @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 29 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 30 @ 12:55 am
Skinprov @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sad Clown is a improvised comedy show that invites mental illness to play in. Each night, three brave essayists will take the stage and talk candidly about their experiences of mental illness – the highs,…
Luisa and Brian's One Woman Show (with One Man) @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Luisa and Brian’s One Woman Show (with One Man) Having spent her whole life as one woman, Luisa Blanco always knew a One Woman Show would be perfect for her. As an individual man, Brian…
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Matt Damon Improv @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Partyfest Destiny @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Jul 31 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Student Jam @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Student Jam A night for Annoyance students to JAM!
Aug 1 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Chuckle F*ckers @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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.
Aug 1 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Super Human @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Super Human These Humans are SUPER FUNNY! Come watch this group of seasoned pros take the stage for a night of extreme comedy.
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Everyone's a Critic @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…

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