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DIE

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Laughing at the Annoyance.

Annoyance - Featured Shows:
(Thurs - Sat)

Irrelephant

Saturday

7/13 - 8/3

Sketch

6:00 PM

Mainstage

1800

IRRELEPHANT is an hour-long collection of brand-new sketch comedy from some of Chicago’s brightest comedic minds, promising sketches concerning pig-men and songs about farts. In a world where everything matters, nothing is IRRELEPHANT.

Sketchflix and Chill

Thursday

8/1 - 8/29

Sketch

9:30 PM

Mainstage

2150

Experience the electrifying passion and laughter of an hour of sketch comedy inspired by movies.

The Future the Musical

Friday

7/5 - 7/26

Musical

8:00 PM

Mainstage

2000

The year is 2054 and colonizing the moon may be more difficult than Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk ever thought.

Girl Party

Friday

Through July

Improv

10:30 PM

Small Theater

2230

Girl Party is an all female long form improv show with rotating hosts, and a new theme every week- chosen by YOU!

Super Human

Thursday

Open Run

Improv

8:00 PM

Small Theater

2000

Super Human is synonymous with bold, hilarious, fearless and fun comedy.

Fishbowl with Sight Unseen

Thursday

Open Run

Improv

9:30 PM

Small Theater

2150

The night opens with students performing with veteran improvisers and closes with a dynamic, debaucherous set from house team Sight Unseen.

CHIP Chats

Friday

7/5 - 8/30

Improv

9:30 PM

Small Theater

2150

CHIP Chats is a PowerPoint comedy show that is a bit like TED Talks, but much Worse.

Double Trouble

Saturday

7/3 - 8/3

Sketch

6:00 PM

Small Theater

1800

Joe Cariola & Gabby Seed team up for a night of tight, wacky, absurd sketches.

The Rizzard of Flaws

Thursday

7/11 - 7/25

Play

9:30 PM

Mainstage

2150

Likes, comments, subscribes, OH MY! Follow the Zuckerberg’s Code to meet the Rizzard in this semi-musical, semi-improvised, fully fun-filled and multidimensional adventure!

Missed Call

Friday

Open Run

Improv

8:00 PM

Small Theater

2000

Missed Call is a premiere Chicago comedy group that writes and performs an entirely new sketch show every Friday.

Hitch*Cocktails

Friday

Open Run

Play

10:00 PM

Mainstage

2200

A Chicago based improv comedy show and drinking game based on the works of Alfred Hitchcock.

Trigger Happy: Annoyance Signature Improv

Saturday

Open Run

Improv

7:00 PM

Small Theater

1900

An Improv comedy show with startling theatricality that looks like magic.

Annoyance Theatre's marquis neon martini sign at night, in black and white

Chicago's Only Funny Comedy. 
7 Nights a Week.

Check out all of our shows

IMPROV CLASSES AT
THE ANNOYANCE

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Mick Napier - Artistic Director of Annoyance Theatre

Under the guidance of Artistic Director Mick Napier, The Annoyance provides excellent quality training

in improvisation.

 

Based on Napier’s book, Improvise: Scene From the Inside Out, the Annoyance philosophy focuses on the individual, giving students feedback and support to allow them to find and enhance their personal point of view and creative voice.

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THE ANNOYANCE BAR.

FOOD.
DRINK.
FUN.

Rent a Space!

From the bar, our two theaters, and our studios, we have it all! 

 

We have 6 studio classrooms to rent for rehearsals, meetings,

and auditions. They may also be rented for commercial use (classes/workshops) at our commercial rates.

Our Small (40 seat) and Mainstage (100 seat) theaters are also available for rental for corporate/special events and parties. 

Visit Us!

With shows 7 days a week, The Annoyance has something for everyone.  
 
Come catch a show, hang out at the bar, take a class and meet some of the funniest people in comedy.  

About Us:

For over 35 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of such iconic shows as, Co-ed Prison Sluts, That Darned Antichrist, and Splatter Theater, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy, and more in a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

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