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Monday:

One Star

Monday

7:00 PM

5/20 - 6/24

Small Theater

Improv

One Star is a comedy troupe that enjoys schadenfreude; our signature improv long form features scenes and characters inspired by real reviews of places you suggest.

Student Jam

Monday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Showcase

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

Monday
Tuesday

Tuesday:

Kelli Owens Hutton: SOCCER TROPHY

Tuesday

8:00 PM

6/18

Mainstage

Musical

The show is a series of scenes inspired by Kelli’s songs based on her new album.

Music Jam - FREE!

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Musical

Hosted by members of Tuesday Musical Improv, this free weekly jam allows anyone to try out musical improv. Sign-ups begin at 6:45--no experience necessary!

Tuesday Musical Improv

Tuesday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv, Musical

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

HAPPY 2 B HERE

Tuesday

8:00 PM

5/7 - 6/4

Small Theater

Sketch

HAPPY 2 B HERE is a kaleidoscopic sketch comedy extravaganza for everybody.

CHIP Chats

Tuesday

7:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

SKIT MASTERCLASS with Trumane Alston

Tuesday

9:30 PM

4/2 - 5/28

Small Theater, Mainstage

Sketch

THIS IS NOT A CLASS, DUMMIES. A serialized improv/sketch comedy show. Trumane Alston and a team of six talented sketch comedians invite the audience behind the scenes to see where the comedic "sausage" is made.

Open Stage - Free!

Tuesday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Sketch, Improv, Variety, Stand-Up

Anything can happen...and it usually does.

Wednesday

Wednesday:

Two Jerks

Wednesday

9:30 PM

5/22 - 6/5

Small Theater

Improv

Andy Hoffman and Brady Lampton, two bad boys of Chicago comedy, come together to create one rip-roaring hilarious time.

She Told Me She Loved Me, and the Next Day She Died

Wednesday

7:00 PM

5/1 - 6/5

Mainstage

Play

A radical love story set in the natural and supernatural world that explores grief, acceptance, relationships, and the transformational power of self-love. Trust us, it's a comedy.

Flex

Wednesday

8:30 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

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

Rigate Rumble

Wednesday

8:00 PM

5/8 - 5/29

Small Theater

Improv

A 1950’s style game show where NOTHING goes wrong!

Never Not Murder Cast B

Wednesday

7:00 PM

6/12 - 6/19

Play

Set in 1944, young Detective Frankie King is in love and solving crimes left and right to clean up the slimy, crooked New York City… or so he thinks.

No One

Wednesday

7:00 PM

6/12

Small Theater

Storytelling

The crisis thirty years in the making... Claire Noone, a veteran Chicago comic, takes you on her quest for self-actualization.

Improvised Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday

9:30 PM

3/6 - 5/29

Mainstage

Improv

Join 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!

Thursday

Thursday:

America (Still) Runs on Women

America (Still) Runs on Women

Thursday

7:00 PM

7/11

Mainstage

Sketch

Celebrate America Runs on Women's one-year anniversary with a two-act sketch revue that includes new never-seen-before sketches and includes some of our favorites over the past year.

SWIPED: Improvised Thievery

SWIPED: Improvised Thievery

Thursday

9:30 PM

2/22 - 5/23

Mainstage

Improv

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

Motorcycle Rocketship

Motorcycle Rocketship

Thursday

8:00 PM

Bi-Weekly

Mainstage

Sketch

Motorcycle Rocketship is more than just a hilarious sketch show with new material every week.

After the Beep

After the Beep

Thursday

7:00 PM

5/23 - 6/13

Small Theater

Improv

After The Beep is an improv show based on the game telephone, where the audience knows the suggestion, and the teams have to battle to find it out.

Super Human

Super Human

Thursday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

Escapades

Escapades

Thursday

8:00 PM

Bi-Weekly

Mainstage

Improv

Escapades is a completely improvised choose-your-own adventure.

Never Not Murder

Never Not Murder

Thursday

9:30 PM

5/30 - 6/27

Mainstage

Play

Set in 1944, young Detective Frankie King is in love and solving crimes left and right to clean up the slimy, crooked New York City… or so he thinks.

Teeny Tiny Character Show

Teeny Tiny Character Show

Thursday

8:00 PM

Monthly

Mainstage

Showcase

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

Fishbowl with Sight Unseen

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.

Friday

Friday:

Tessa Abedon: FRICK DUDE

Friday

6:30 PM

7/5

Mainstage

Stand-Up

A « one woman » show that questions both femininity and the number one. What is that, a quantity?

Baby Wine

Friday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

QUEER COMEDY, HON!

Open Mic - Free!

Friday

11:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Stand-Up

A standup comedy open mic

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.

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.

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.

Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical

Friday

8:00 PM

5/17 - 6/28

Mainstage

Musical

Eagle Scouts on their way to the renowned Philmont camp encounter a disaster, and only they can save themselves.

Girl Party

Friday

10:30 PM

Open Run

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!

Saturday

Saturday:

Double Trouble

Saturday

6:00 PM

7/3 - 8/3

Small Theater

Sketch

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

2024’s Queer Comedians To Watch

Saturday

6:00 PM

6/29

Mainstage

Showcase

2024’s Queer Comedians To Watch is the biggest, gayest, funniest showcase of the year on stage at the Annoyance Theater for one night only on the eve of the Pride Parade!

Trigger Happy: Annoyance Signature Improv

Saturday

7:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

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

Saturday

9:00 PM

4/20 - 5/25

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.

Colosseum

Saturday

10:30 PM

Bi-Weekly

Small Theater

Improv

A night of Roman fuckery. Watch philosophers roast each other, improv gladiators battle, and kneel to Cesar in this truly unruly night of alt-comedy.

We Took Edibles an Hour Ago

Saturday

11:59 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

They take edibles. Then they improvise.

If You Know, You Know

Saturday

6:00 PM

5/25 - 6/29

Small Theater

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.

Little Orphan Boy the Musical

Saturday

6:30 PM

4/20 - 5/25

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.

Fire & Beer: Annoyance House Ensemble

Saturday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

Best of Annoyance Sketch

Saturday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Sketch

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

Dwizzle D Trilogy

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/4, 6/22

Mainstage

Musical

Follow sensation Dwizzle D through an adventure of frenetic visuals and eccentric lyrics as history is revealed and the future is unveiled.

Sarah Jean and Peyton are Sisterwives

Saturday

6:00 PM

6/15 - 6/22

Mainstage

Play

When Sister Wives Joe and Norma Rae discover something sinister about their husband Tom they have to come together through comedy, music, MURDER?, and sisterhood to save, and eventually find, themselves.

Tessa Abedon: FRICK DUDE

Saturday

6:30 PM

7/6

Mainstage

Stand-Up

A « one woman » show that questions both femininity and the number one. What is that, a quantity?

Steamworks the Musical

Saturday

8:00 PM

6/1 - 8/10

Mainstage

Musical

Anything can happen when a new gay in town searches for love in all the wrong holes.

Maternal Instinct

Saturday

10:00 PM

6/15

Mainstage

Sketch

Uh Oh! Claire and Zoe are knocked up! Someone splooshed all up inside of them and now they have a real situation.

Rat Mass

Saturday

10:30 PM

6/1

Mainstage

Variety

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

Sunday

Sunday:

Sunday Mic - Free!

Sunday

4:00 PM

Bi-Weekly

The Annoyance Bar

Stand-Up

Sunday Open Mic at the Bar hosted by Sara Dirks

Deep Schwa

Sunday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

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

It's Your Funeral

Sunday

9:00 PM

5/26

Mainstage

Variety

A variety show celebrating the living by pretending they are dead.

All

All Shows:

2024’s Queer Comedians To Watch

Saturday

6:00 PM

6/29

Mainstage

Showcase

2024’s Queer Comedians To Watch is the biggest, gayest, funniest showcase of the year on stage at the Annoyance Theater for one night only on the eve of the Pride Parade!

Baby Wine

Friday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

QUEER COMEDY, HON!

Colosseum

Saturday

10:30 PM

Bi-Weekly

Small Theater

Improv

A night of Roman fuckery. Watch philosophers roast each other, improv gladiators battle, and kneel to Cesar in this truly unruly night of alt-comedy.

Dwizzle D Trilogy

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/4, 6/22

Mainstage

Musical

Follow sensation Dwizzle D through an adventure of frenetic visuals and eccentric lyrics as history is revealed and the future is unveiled.

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.

HAPPY 2 B HERE

Tuesday

8:00 PM