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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…
Jun 28 @ 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.…
Jun 28 @ 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…
Jun 28 @ 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 –…
Jun 28 @ 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!  
Huggable Riot: Science Fiction Trouble Feature @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Huggable Riot: Science Fiction Trouble Feature Huggable Riot’s 11th original sketch revue, Science Fiction Trouble Feature takes a look at modern social and political issues through the lens of 20th century pop culture media including…
Jun 28 @ 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…
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An "Independence Day" Radio Play @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Alien Locusts From Beyond The Stars: An “Independence Day” Radio Play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @8PM – BYOB JUNE 29 – JULY 1 $15 General ​Tickets ​An MCL Chicago Production Inspired by the infamous “The…
Jun 29 @ 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…
Jun 29 @ 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…
Jun 29 @ 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…
Jun 29 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Deleted Scenes @ Under The Gun Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Deleted Scenes Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what is the story with the background characters that pop up for just one scene in a movie? Like what is the story behind the…
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An "Independence Day" Radio Play @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Alien Locusts From Beyond The Stars: An “Independence Day” Radio Play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @8PM – BYOB JUNE 29 – JULY 1 $15 General ​Tickets ​An MCL Chicago Production Inspired by the infamous “The…
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Improvised Twilight Zone @ The Annoyance Theatre and Bar | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Improvised Twilight Zone 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 suggestions.
Jun 30 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 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…
Jun 30 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 1 @ 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.
Jun 30 @ 11:55 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:55 am
TRASH @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
TRASH Come and watch Trash do some amazing improv!  
Jun 30 @ 11:59 pm – Jul 1 @ 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…
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…
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An "Independence Day" Radio Play @ MCL Chicago | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Alien Locusts From Beyond The Stars: An “Independence Day” Radio Play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @8PM – BYOB JUNE 29 – JULY 1 $15 General ​Tickets ​An MCL Chicago Production Inspired by the infamous “The…
Jul 1 @ 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,…