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Apr 23 @ 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…
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday @ Theater Wit | Chicago | Illinois | United States
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday In this moving, tender and very personal play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, the longing for the immortality of Neverland confronts the inevitable…
Apr 23 @ 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…
Apr 23 @ 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.…
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Ink Up Stand-Up is an open-mic comedy showcase with an aim to identify and develop stand-up talent. We provide open-mic opportunities to anyone who has the nerve. If you have promise, we offer paid reserve…
Apr 23 @ 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…
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Flanagan's Wake @ Chicago Theater Works | Chicago | Illinois | United States
FLANAGAN’S WAKE Flanagan is dead, but don’t be sad because remembering his life is all about laughs! Chicago’s blockbuster comedy returns just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s Flanagan’s Wake, the hilarious, interactive Irish…
Apr 23 @ 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…
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Laugh Battle @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
LAUGH BATTLE With 32 improv and sketch teams entering the preliminary rounds of Laugh Battle, audience votes advance 8 teams to the final round, where only 4 emerge victorious to perform in the winners showcase.…
Apr 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Matt Damon Improv @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Matt Damon Improv ** EXTENDED THROUGH 5/7 ** 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…
Apr 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Annoyance College Night @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Annoyance College Night If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv or sketch group, do stand up or performance art, musical or silent comedy, or just want…
Apr 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book @ Annoyance Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book Mainstage Cartoon Sex Book will tell you everything you need to know. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about it. It’s Pat Reidy, Adam Peacock, Beth Melewski, Asher…
Apr 24 @ 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…
Apr 24 @ 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…
Apr 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Student Jam @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Student Jam A night for Annoyance students to JAM!
Apr 25 @ 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,…
Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm
Lindsey's Calling @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Lindsey’s Calling is a group of three best friends who love to play hard and explore every given moment together. Extremely connected from the top, they ask you to come into their world. Laugh, Cry,…
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm
Give Me 5 @ The Playground Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
GIVE ME 5 is a solo comedy competition where each weeks competitors get 5 minutes to do anything comedic they would like. Acts can include Stand-Up, Characters, Songs, Storytelling or just a plain old bit.…
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm
Open Mic @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
MINT Music Improv Night @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A night of Music Improv teams performing is something quite different than any kind of improv showcase happening in this city. But of course – Chicago being the capital of the improv movement worldwide –…
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Paradise Blue @ TimeLine Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
“We all got sadness. But I like to turn mine into fire, baby. What you do with yours?” A dynamic and jazz-infused drama about what’s at stake when building a better future. In Detroit’s Black…
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Wolfgang Stein Show @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Wolfgang Stein Show Recently inducted into Sheboygan’s Radio and TV Hall of Fame, Wolfgang Stein is touring his classic show with a fresh, young cast for one last encore of the beloved and indisputable…
Apr 26 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Quitting Contest @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Sometimes the stars align, as they say. One day, Beau was walking when he met Mike. He said to Mike, “Do you want to do an improv show?” Mike had to finish eating his banana…
Chicago's Best Standup @ Laugh Factory Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
We have searched the entire city of Chicago and have compiled the greatest lineup of standup comedy imaginable. Week after week, these titans of comedy deliver the best local showcase in the city. Chicago’s Best…
Apr 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…
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Blue Man Group @ Briar Street Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BLUE MAN GROUP utterly redefines the term “live entertainment” and Should Not Be Missed! Remember that time when you were little and one of your imaginary friends took your hand and led you into a…
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cold Shoulder: An American Cryo Story @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cold Shoulder: An American Cryo Story How far would you go to change your past? What sacrifices would you make?  Would you do just as much to change your future? In an absurdly structured tale…
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ComedySportz @ CSz Theater Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same…
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday @ Theater Wit | Chicago | Illinois | United States
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday In this moving, tender and very personal play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, the longing for the immortality of Neverland confronts the inevitable…