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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…
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 @ 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…
May 24 @ 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 –…
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…
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…
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 @ 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…
May 25 @ 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…
May 25 @ 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…
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…
May 26 @ 10:00 pm
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…
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
SHEBEAST @ The Annoyance Theatre  | 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…
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 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Baby Wine @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Baby Wine is an all-gay improv supernova with universally relatable scenework from a cast filled with unique points of view. Baby Wine can only be described as a fast-paced mix of complex relationships with manipulated…
May 26 @ 10:00 pm – 10:00 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…
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 @ 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…
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…
May 27 @ 10:00 pm
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…
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
Fire and Beer @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Fire and Beer (Annoyance House Ensemble) The Annoyance House Ensemble improvises based on an audience suggestion.  
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…