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May 24 @ 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.…
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
BFG: An 8pm Improv Show at the Annoyance @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
BFG: An 8pm Improv Show at the Annoyance Catch some improv from indy teams: Bethany, Fitness, and Gallon!  
May 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Experiment @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
The Experiment “Audition teams, not people.” the Experiment features a unique blend of indie improv teams hand-selected for your enjoyment from a process where whole teams, not individual performers, auditioned for a slot. The first…
May 25 @ 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…
May 25 @ 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…
May 25 @ 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…
May 25 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fishbowl @ Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Small 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…
'Tis! A Dungeons and Dragons Improv Show @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
‘Tis! A Dungeons and Dragons Improv Show An independent production. A unique improv show like no other, ’Tis! takes you into the immersive world of Dungeons and Dragons with an incompetent Dungeon Master as your…
May 26 @ 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…
May 26 @ 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…
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Steamworks: The Musical @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
May 26 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 26 @ 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…
May 26 @ 11:55 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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.
May 26 @ 11:55 pm – May 27 @ 12:55 am
TRASH @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
TRASH Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!  
May 26 @ 11:59 pm – May 27 @ 12:59 am
The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
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…
May 27 @ 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…
May 27 @ 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…
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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…
May 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…
May 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…
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cupid Has a Heart On @ Stage 773 | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Cupid Has A Heart On Cupid Has A Heart On combines sharp writing and catchy songs with a witty take on relationships, love and life. The result is a musical sketch show that is raunchy,…
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gotcha Covered: Season 3 @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
An MCL Chicago Production Get ready for a no holds barred vocal competition and music comedy show! Four contestants compete in a four week vocal competition singing their best cover songs based off weekly themes…
May 27 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dear James Franco @ Under the Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dear James Franco Featuring letters to or from famous people* Ah, the lost art of writing letters, remember those? Back before text messages and email and snapchat, there were letters–carefully crafted messages, sealed in an…
May 27 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show A Lill Annoyance Stand-Up Show is 1 hr li’l Stand-Up Comedy Showcase hosted by Lill Allison at The Annoyance in the li’l theater. The Free Open Mic is still happening;…
May 27 @ 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…
May 27 @ 10:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Horrible Fun-Based on Cards Against Humanity @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
HORRIBLE FUN Under The Gun Theater is proud to announce an open run for our show “Horrible Fun” (previously titled Comedy Against Humanity, a live show for horrible people). When the audience arrives they get…
May 27 @ 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…