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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 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 @ 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…
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…
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 @ 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…
Apr 28 @ 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 28 @ 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 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 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 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
M.O.M. Mixed Open Mic @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
M.O.M. Mixed Open Mic M.O.M. – Mixed Open Mic brings you a variety of Chicago artists including comedians, actors, musicians and more. Hosted by Peter Kim (Second City, The Moth, Laugh Factory), M.O.M. will be…
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there!” Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarkana, Texas back to Atlanta, Georgia, in…
Apr 28 @ 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…
Apr 28 @ 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…
Apr 28 @ 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…
Apr 28 @ 11:55 pm – Apr 29 @ 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.
Apr 28 @ 11:59 pm – Apr 29 @ 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…
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tony n' Tina's Wedding @ Chicago Theater Works | Chicago | Illinois | United States
  Chicago Theatre Week (Feb 9-19) $15 discount ticket offers available for Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding: CLICK HERE!     TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING Join Tony n’ Tina and their loved ones as they take…
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 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…
Apr 29 @ 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 29 @ 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 29 @ 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,…
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Smokey and The Bandit: The Musical “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there!” Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarkana, Texas back to Atlanta, Georgia, in…
Apr 29 @ 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…
Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 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…