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Apr 25 @ 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.
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 – 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 @ 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 27 @ 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…
Apr 27 @ 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…
Apr 28 @ 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…
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 – 9:00 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 @ 10:00 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…
Apr 28 @ 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…
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 @ 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.  
Fuck Trump: A Collection of Songs to Demonstrate What A Horrible Person Donald Trump is @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Simply put: It’s an evening of songs that help us to understand how horrible of a person Trump is.
Apr 29 @ 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;…
Apr 29 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Burlesque is More @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Burlesque is More The Annoyance becomes home to the The Rumble Room, a sexy, rowdy burlesque cabaret hosted by its convivial owner, Nick ‘Crazy Legs’ Velveteen. Seven stimulating ladies offer up hilarious monologues in addition…
Apr 29 @ 11:45 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:45 am
Skinprov @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Skinprov This classic Annoyance show returns for the first time to the new Annoyance with a twist. As the male and female performers improvise, some will disrobe down to their skivvies, and others may offer…
Apr 29 @ 11:55 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:55 am
College Dorm Party @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
College Dorm Party Come hang out in your old dorm room with a new class of usual suspects. Pong, flippy and all the games plus hilarious improv. Watch out though – don’t get busted by…
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ink Up Stand-Up Showcase @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Ink Up Stand-Up is an open-mic comedy showcase with an aim to identify and develop stand-up talent. We provide open-mic opportunities to anyone who has the nerve. If you have promise, we offer paid reserve…
Apr 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Matt Damon Improv @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Matt Damon Improv EXTENDED THROUGH 6/18!!! The cast of Matt Damon Improv is comprised of all women of color “slaying improv comedy,” sometimes featuring a special guest white male(Matt Damon) or female (Lena Dunham) improv…
Apr 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book @ Annoyance Theater | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Annoyance Presents Improv: Cartoon Sex Book Mainstage Cartoon Sex Book will tell you everything you need to know. Don’t you worry your pretty little head about it. It’s Pat Reidy, Adam Peacock, Beth Melewski, Asher…
May 1 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Student Jam @ The Annoyance Theatre  | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Student Jam A night for Annoyance students to JAM!
May 2 @ 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.
May 3 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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…