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Monday:

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Chair Penguin

Monday

2/12 - 3/4

8:00 PM

Mainstage

Improv

Chair Penguin is the latest class to study improvised comedy with Mick Napier, the Artistic Director and Founder of The Annoyance Theatre.

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Student Jam

Monday

Open Run

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Showcase

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

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Tuesday:

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Living Situation PREVIEW

Tuesday

2/20

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Sketch

Living Situation is a solo character show performed by Chicago’s own Tim Cerniglia.

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CHIP Chats

Tuesday

Open Run

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Improv

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

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Music Jam

Tuesday

Open Run

6:30 PM

Mainstage

Musical

Hosted by members of Tuesday Musical Improv, this free weekly jam allows anyone to try out musical improv on the Annoyance Mainstage. Sign-ups begin at 6:15--no experience necessary!

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Open Stage - Free!

Tuesday

Open Run

9:30 PM

Mainstage

Sketch, Improv, Variety, Stand-Up

Anything can happen...and it usually does.

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Girl Party

Tuesday

2/27 - 3/26

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Improv

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

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Tuesday Musical Improv

Tuesday

Open Run

8:00 PM

Mainstage

Improv, Musical

Tuesday Musical Improv features two groups improvising new musicals every week.

Wednesday:

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DePaul's Comedy Arts presents Standing Together

Wednesday

2/22 - 3/20

7:00 PM

Small Theater

Stand-Up

A weekly standup showcase from the DePaul Comedy Arts program directed by Eunji Kim.

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Living Situation

Wednesday

3/6 - 3/20

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Sketch

Living Situation is a solo character show performed by Chicago’s own Tim Cerniglia.

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Workout Room Presents: Varsity Squad

Wednesday

3/6

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Stand-Up

Work Out Room hosted by Izzy Salhani is back with another killer standup showcase featuring Sharron Palm with special guest Ashley Lusk and headliner Jessica Misra. Don’t miss this killer femme forward line up!

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Improvised Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday

3/6 - 3/27

9:30 PM

Mainstage

Improv

Join 'Improvised Conspiracy Theories,' a covert section of the government, as we decode and disclose the hidden truths behind the world's most perplexing mysteries, one hilarious theory at a time!

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Dirty Laundry

Wednesday

3/27 - 4/17

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Stand-Up, Storytelling

Dirty Laundry is a whimsical solo show that brings you through the wackiest parts of Rach Granillo's life.

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Flex

Wednesday

Open Run

8:30 PM

Mainstage

Improv

FLEX is an all BIPOC Improv Team comprised of some the best performers in Chicago.

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Improvised High School Reunion

Wednesday

1/10 - 2/28

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Improv

Return home, reunite with the absurd ghosts of your past, and relive the most awkward years of your life…by way of audience suggestions!

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Jaffe and Magy present: LOW STANDARDS

Wednesday

1/24 - 2/28

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Sketch

Join Jaffe and Magy for a two-person sketch comedy show complete with original musical numbers, jokes galore, and the magic of having low standards!

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DNA presents: Catholic Bar-Mitzvah

Wednesday

2/28

8:30 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

Join us for an hour of comedy that’ll be more fun than any hour of temple or church combined.

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All the Wrong Places

Wednesday

2/21 - 2/28

9:30 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

Rey Tang and Braden Robinson present an absurd two-person show, filled with irreverent sketches about the pitfalls of relationships, missed connections, and even Canadian rock legends.

Thursday:

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The Teeny Tiny Character Show

Thursday

8:00 PM

2/29, 3/28

Mainstage

Showcase

The Teeny Tiny Character Show is just that: a petite little space for comedians to showcase their characters.

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Super Human

Thursday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

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Bonus Day

Thursday

11:00 PM

2/29

Mainstage

Variety

2024 is a Leap Year and we have been gifted by the gods a BONUS DAY to do WHATEVER WE WANT and it DOESN'T COUNT!

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Motorcycle Rocketship

Thursday

8:00 PM

Bi-Weekly Run

Mainstage

Sketch

Come watch all of the universe coalesce in this sketch comedy show featuring seven of “Chicago’s most good jokesters."

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Fishbowl with Sight Unseen

Thursday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

The night opens with an opportunity for students to perform with veteran improvisers and closes with a dynamic, debaucherous set from house team Sight Unseen.

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Escapades

Thursday

8:00 PM

Bi-Weekly Run

Mainstage

Sketch

Well well well, you’ve happened upon Escapades. We welcome you, and we warn you.

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SWIPED: Improvised Thievery

Thursday

9:30 PM

2/22 - 3/28

Mainstage

Improv

Every week come check out the thrilling highs and lows of an improvised heist with a colorful band of thieves.

Friday:

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Once Upon a Time in Bangalore

Friday

8:00 PM

3/15

Mainstage

Improv

Bangalore. Chicago. Antarctica. No matter where you are in this world, the aroma of Bollywood Movie Masala will never fail to tantalize your senses. Come witness a night filled with improvised drama, romance, action, comedy, songs and dance.

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The Orpheum: Vaudeville Extravaganza

Friday

8:00 PM

3/1

Mainstage

Variety

Thanks to a magical, time-traveling radio, the cast of the Vaudevillian Orpheum circuit (circa 1929) have been transported to the modern day and must combat their disillusionment and dysfunction in this musical variety show.

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Hitch*Cocktails

Friday

10:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Play

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

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Holy Fuck Comedy Hour

Friday

11:59 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Variety

A curated hour of eclectic, comedic material written in a week and performed for the first time.

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Missed Call

Friday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

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Baby Blue

Friday

8:00 PM

3/8

Mainstage

Sketch

A fantastic hour of solo sketch featuring original songs and characters, starring Christian Pitsch, Directed by Jayson Brooks.

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This Isn't Working

Friday

8:00 PM

3/22 - 4/5

Mainstage

Sketch

This Isn't Working is a full-length sketch show that explores day jobs, corporate culture, labor, and the personas we put on to function at work. It's very professional. We swear.

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Live, Laugh, Blood

Friday

8:00 PM

1/26 - 2/23

Mainstage

Sketch

Live Laugh Blood - A Hallkmark rom-com, with axe murders!

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Baby Wine

Friday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

QUEER COMEDY, HON!

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Open Mic - Free!

Friday

11:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Stand-Up

A standup comedy open mic

Saturday:

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Little Orphan Boy the Musical

Saturday

4/20 - 5/25

6:30 PM

Mainstage

Musical

The misadventures of a Little English Lad, lost in New York City, who's only wish is to be reunited with his Mum.

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Fire & Beer: The Annoyance House Ensemble

Saturday

Open Run

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Improv

The show features the fantastic Annoyance House Ensemble in both long- and short-form improv.

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Best of Annoyance Sketch

Saturday

Open Run

9:30 PM

Small Theater

Showcase

An hour long comedy show featuring some of Annoyance Theatre’s best and funniest.

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Barlesque - Free!

Saturday

Open Run

10:30 PM

The Annoyance Bar

Showcase

Barlesque is a weekly themed burlesque show performed in the bar area of the Annoyance Theatre on Saturdays at 9pm!

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Trigger Happy: Annoyance's Signature Improv Show

Saturday

Open Run

7:00 PM

Small Theater

Improv

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

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That's Gravy

Saturday

3/2 - 3/30

8:00 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

America's longest running vaudeville duo, Lovelace & Resnick, have delighted audiences for decades. Their newest revue, "That's Gravy!", is being hailed as their most personal work yet. Witness the show that President Warren G. Harding called "worth seeing".

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If You Know, You Know

Saturday

1/27 - 2/24

10:00 PM

Mainstage

Variety

"If You Know, You Know" is a new variety show series hosted by Stepping Stone Theater in collaboration with the Annoyance that will feature talent from all over the Chicago comedy community.

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Saturday Smackdown

Saturday

Open Run

11:00 PM

Small Theater

Stand-Up, Improv

A three-team Improv Cagematch for cash where one team is selected from the audience, hosted by Christian Pitsch.

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Late Night Shenanigans presents: ONWARDS AND DOWNWARDS!

Saturday

1/27 - 2/24

8:00 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

Late Night Shenanigans is back at it with their all new sketch revue!

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What the F*ck If...? A Marvel Studios Parody

Saturday

4/20 - 5/25

9:00 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

Join us for a parody of some of the most famous and beloved MCU characters in a world of infinite (and f*cked up) possibilities.

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Rat Mass

Saturday

3/16

10:00 PM

Mainstage

Variety

Welcome to Rat Mass - the only variety show in Chicago that worships the rats who roam our fine city.

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We Took Edibles an Hour Ago

Saturday

Open Run

11:59 PM

Mainstage

Improv

They take edibles. Then they improvise.

Sunday:

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Sunday Mic - Free!

Sunday

Bi-Weekly

4:00 PM

The Annoyance Bar

Stand-Up

Sunday Open Mic at the Bar hosted by Sara Dirks

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Intrusive Thoughts & Prayers

Sunday

4/7

6:30 PM

Mainstage

Sketch

Intrusive Thoughts & Prayers is a one-night-only sketch show that celebrates and spotlights those pesky little thoughts we want to say but probably shouldn't (but still do anyway).

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Comedy Arts at the Annoyance presented by DePaul University

Sunday

1/28 - 3/10

8:00 PM

Small Theater

Improv

The talented students of the Depaul Comedy Arts program come to the Annoyance every Sunday to workshop their hilarious new shows!

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Clownin' Around: A Clowning Open Mic - FREE!

Sunday

Bi-Weekly Run

4:00 PM

Small Theater

Stand-Up

Hosted by Pierre and Godot. Stand ups can go to open stage where they f**ing belong.

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AP6 Part 1 Showcase - FREE!

Sunday

3/17 - 3/24

7:00 PM

Mainstage

Showcase

Using all the skills gained in AP1-5, students work with their instructor/director to create an original scripted sketch revue.

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Deep Schwa

Sunday

Open Run

8:00 PM

Mainstage

Improv

High-octane improv comedy from Chicago's most seasoned performers.

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Broadway Camp for Adults presents: GROWING TOGETHER

Sunday

2/4, 2/25

6:00 PM

Mainstage

Musical

Growing Together is a revue of eclectic musical theater pieces from Sondheim to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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AP5 Student Showcase - FREE!

Sunday

2/18 - 3/10

7:00 PM

Mainstage

Showcase

Incorporating lessons learned in AP1 through AP4, AP5 students work with their instructors to create an original, fully improvised show.

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Runner Ups

Sunday

1/28, 2/25, 3/31

9:30 PM

Mainstage

Variety

Chicago’s most cut-throat variety show!

All Shows:

AP5 Student Showcase - FREE!

AP5 Student Showcase - FREE!

Sunday

7:00 PM

2/18 - 3/10

Mainstage

Showcase

Incorporating lessons learned in AP1 through AP4, AP5 students work with their instructors to create an original, fully improvised show.

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Friday

8:00 PM

3/8

Mainstage

Sketch

A fantastic hour of solo sketch featuring original songs and characters, starring Christian Pitsch, Directed by Jayson Brooks.

Best of Annoyance Sketch

Best of Annoyance Sketch

Saturday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Showcase

An hour long comedy show featuring some of Annoyance Theatre’s best and funniest.

CHIP Chats

CHIP Chats

Tuesday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

Comedy Arts at the Annoyance presented by DePaul University

Comedy Arts at the Annoyance presented by DePaul University

Sunday

8:00 PM

1/28 - 3/10

Small Theater

Improv

The talented students of the Depaul Comedy Arts program come to the Annoyance every Sunday to workshop their hilarious new shows!

Deep Schwa

Deep Schwa