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Aug 21 @ 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…
Aug 21 @ 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…
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You Listen to White People Music? @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
So much is going on in middle school: periods, boners, cup stacking competitions, you name it! Add racial and sexual identity into mix at this time in a young persons life and you will find…
Aug 21 @ 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 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Corey Does Too! Have Friends! @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Corey Does Too! Have Friends! Come witness Corey improvise with some of the best comedians in Chicago based off a suggestion from YOU, the audience! Each week it’s a new show with a brand new…
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
The New 40 @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Why is it so hard to have “the talk”?  When did our bodies become taboo, and who’s the big wig who decides what normal love is?  Complex questions that are easily tackled in a forty…
Aug 22 @ 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 22 @ 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 22 @ 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,…
Aug 23 @ 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.…
Aug 23 @ 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 –…
Aug 23 @ 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…
Aug 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Huggable Riot: Judgmental Institutions Framed around a wedding no one wants to be at, Judgmental Institutions is an exploration of big characters, big feelings, and the way we heavily judge both. This is evident in…
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bob Fisher's Imporv Show @ The Annoyance Theatre & Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
In a world of improv shows, “Bob Fisher’s Imporv Show’ is the first and only imporv show. We pormise entretainment and luaghter.  
Aug 24 @ 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…
Aug 24 @ 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…
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 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. Now they’re ready to bring Broadway to Belmont…
Aug 24 @ 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…
Aug 24 @ 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…
Aug 25 @ 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…
Murder The Hypotenuse: An Improvised Soap Opera @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Murder The Hypotenuse: An Improvised Soap Opera Ever wish TV was a little less scripted? Stopped paying for cable six months ago and miss the feeling of watching television live? WOW, well you’re in luck,…
Aug 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…
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Improvised Twilight Zone @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Improvised Twilight Zone NOW EXTENDED THROUGH HALLOWEEN! 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…
Aug 25 @ 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…
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 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…
Aug 25 @ 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…
Aug 25 @ 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…
Aug 25 @ 11:55 pm – Aug 26 @ 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.
Aug 25 @ 11:55 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:55 am
TRASH @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
TRASH Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!  
Aug 26 @ 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…