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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…
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…
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 @ 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…
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 @ 9:15 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…
May 27 @ 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…
May 27 @ 11:55 pm – May 28 @ 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…
May 27 @ 11:55 pm – May 28 @ 12:55 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…
May 28 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dopeamine – Annoyance College Night @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Dopeamine – Annoyance College Night If you are currently enrolled in a Chicago college or university and have an improv or sketch group, do stand up or performance art, musical or silent comedy, or just…
May 28 @ 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…
May 28 @ 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 29 @ 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 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bite Size Broadway @ The Annoyance Theatre | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Bite Size Broadway On Tuesday nights at 8PM Bobby Lloyd Webber (yes – there is a relation!) will be your guide through the collection of mini-musicals he authored from prison. In 60 minutes of singing,…
May 30 @ 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 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Super Human @ The Annoyance Theatre | 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.
May 31 @ 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!