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Oct 21 @ 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…
Oct 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
VAMP: A Music Comedy Drinking Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Voted “Best atmosphere for musical improv” in Newcity’s Best of Chicago, VAMP is a twice-weekly showcase of Chicago’s strongest musical comedy talent. Each week cast members and house band The Vampers present a hilarious night…
Oct 21 @ 10:30 pm – 11:59 pm
VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque Cabaret @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
VAUDEZILLA BURLESQUE CABARET ** Check out the $15 BTD DEAL (25% savings) for this show! ** BTD DEAL! Tickets only $15 (25% savings). Saturdays (10.30pm). Redeem your discounted tickets at the Stage 773 Box Office,…
Oct 21 @ 11:55 pm – Oct 22 @ 12:55 am
Skinprov @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | 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…
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BRIAR STREET THEATRE Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s…
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“Leave behind the stranglehold of convention and loosen your corset, you will breathe much better.” A story of awakening, equality, and the need for connection that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.…
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
The Audience @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“If you stick round long enough, the same ideas come round again and again. Wearing a different coloured tie.” A portrait of a dynamic and provocative woman—the symbol of a nation—as she weathers decades of…
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BRIAR STREET THEATRE Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s…
Oct 22 @ 9:15 pm
Big Yellow Bus @ The Playground Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Big Yellow Bus — now in its 10th year! — features some of the Playground’s best performers as they tackle the weekly goal of surprising the audience and themselves with new forms and ideas.…
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BRIAR STREET THEATRE Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s…
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
House Party @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
House Party See the next generation of improvisation with House Party; a fun, inventive and entertaining game-based improv show! See three talented House Teams of up-and-coming improv comedians showcase a variety of scenes, songs and…
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Striking Out @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:05 pm
Monster Club @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Monster Club 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.…
Oct 22 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Hanks/Hill Gruesome Twosome @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s what Blue Man…
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BRIAR STREET THEATRE Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a world that looked like yours only brighter? No? Me neither. That’s…
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mommy Made Me GAY @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Mommy Made Me GAY Self proclaimed glamour slut Parker Callahan clashes with his REAL LIVE MOTHER (played by Ryan Livingston) over the men and moments that influenced his “hysterical” gay sensibilities. Bursting at the seams…
Oct 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Matt Damon Improv @ The Annoyance Theatre & 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 who…
Oct 23 @ 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!
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! @ Laugh Factory | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Top Ten Tuesdays Stand-Up! ** FREE FOR ALL STAND UP COMEDIANS! ** Top Ten Tuesdays, a soft-booked comedy open mic & showcase at Laugh Factory Chicago Hosted by Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club,…
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:10 pm
Cheesehouse of Horror @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cheesehouse of Horror 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…
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“Leave behind the stranglehold of convention and loosen your corset, you will breathe much better.” A story of awakening, equality, and the need for connection that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.…
Private Dicks: The Improvised Noir Musical @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Private Dicks: The Improvised Noir Musical (To be read in a 40s detective voice) In a city of 1,000 shows, why would you spend your hard earned bucks on a noir musical that has yet…
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Unrealistic Expectations @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Unrealistic Expectations Unrealistic Expectations is the best sketch show you’ll ever see. Where characters try to meet the lofty goals society requires for success. From topical to shockable and everything in between. We’ve got something…
Oct 24 @ 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.
Oct 24 @ 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.