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Annoyance Night Live with the Garden Boys
Annoyance Night Live with the Garden Boys
Chicago's hottest sketch group is back with a variety show so side-burstingly funny you'll leave asking "Saturday Night who?
Saturdays
11 PM
Baby Wine
Baby Wine
A variety show featuring Chicago's best lgbtqia+ comedians and performers. Chicago's queerest comedy!
Fridays
9:30 PM
Best of Annoyance Sketch
Best of Annoyance Sketch
An hour long comedy show featuring some of Annoyance Theatre’s best and funniest.
Saturdays
9:30
Britney's Vegas Residency in Chicago!
Britney's Vegas Residency in Chicago!
Britney is finally free which means she can do whatever she wants - even host a variety show! Britney's Vegas Residency in Chicago will feature all the makings of a Vegas show - comedy, music, drag, burlesque, magic, and Elvis of course! Along with the rotating acts each week, expect several performances by Britney herself as well as "skits", a fashion show, and all the other things Britney loves to show off on her Instagram. Britney is back, bitch!
Wednesdays
8 PM
Burlesque is More
Burlesque is More
Burlesque is More is back with more burlesque!
Thursdays
8 PM
DOPENESS: A Work in Process
DOPENESS: A Work in Process
DOPENESS is pure, unadulterated black joy. Made up of all rising stars the cast and crew has performed literally all over the world and has worked on or currently works on ”The CHI” (Showtime), ”Shameless” (Showtime), “Empire” (FOX), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “Chicago Fire” (NBC), “Chicago P.D.” (NBC), “The Big Leap” (FOX),“Hot Date” (Netflix), Laugh Factory, Second City, and Zanies.

Come check out the creative process up close from the cast of DOPENESS as they prepare for their tentpole sketch review on the Annoyance mainstage coming in September! Bringing hilarious brand new sketch comedy to the stage every week. Most importantly, it's just funny as f*ck.
Saturdays
7 PM
Deep Schwa
Deep Schwa
Chicago's longest running improv team is coming to the Annoyance!
Sundays
8 PM
Devil's Daughter featuring FLEX
Devil's Daughter featuring FLEX
Legendary Chicago improv team, Devil's Daughter is coming to The Annoyance Theatre! Devil’s Daughter is a comedy group based in Chicago, IL known for their unforgettable solo scenes and unique character points of view. For over 7 years, they have performed at Chicago’s big name comedy venues. Featuring FLEX and other special guests!
Wednesday
8:00 PM
Fire & Beer: The Annoyance House Ensemble
Fire & Beer: The Annoyance House Ensemble
Enjoy an evening of off-the-cuff improv with some of the best emerging talent in the Chicago area. Fire & Beer is a fully improvised comedy show that explores the dark sides of life, relationships and human beings. The show features the Annoyance House Ensemble who excel at both long- and short-form improv. You can expect lots of laughs during this unpredictable improv show.

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Saturdays
8:00
Fishbowl with Sight Unseen
Fishbowl with Sight Unseen
Fishbowl hosted by Sight Unseen is a two act improv show. First, Annoyance students get a chance to enter their IDs into a fishbowl to be randomly selected to perform in an improv jam with veteran Annoyance teachers and performers. The night closes with a set from Sight Unseen - an Annoyance house team that prides itself on being equal parts heartwarming and offensive.

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Thursdays
9:30
Flava Flavor Flavour
Flava Flavor Flavour
Flava Flavor Flavour is a Chicago-based improv group featuring three Black performers (Tysh Chrisp, Jason Tolliver, Warren Stokes) who came together to add some "seasoning" to the world of short and long form improv. Only with this team will you interact with an improvised Denzel Washington panel or a pun game set to the sounds of 90's R&B. With their fast paced style of long-form improv, plan to experience the lives of some flavorful characters. This team has hosted show in South Side Chicago and performed at improv theaters such as Second City, ComedySportz Chicago, The Annoyance Theatre and Logan Square Improv.
Tuesdays
8 PM
Friendsh*t
Friendsh*t
A storytelling variety show by comedians Zack & KiKi where we retell some of the most hilarious, heart-wrenching, heartfelt and hardly legal friendships stories with special guests, drinks, games and new artists every week! Grab your BFFS and join us as we share true stories that will definitely make or break this friendship!
Tuesdays
9:30 PM
Gag Reflex
Gag Reflex
A full Gag Reflex show running for four weeks at the Annoyance Theatre featuring sketches and improv entirely by the girls of Gag Reflex!
Saturdays
8 PM
Hitch*Cocktails
Hitch*Cocktails
There could be murder, car chases, gun play, beautiful women, exciting music and drinks _ plenty of drinks. Since this is high class crime, the stage is complete with a wet bar and the actors will be forced to partake as the plot develops. By the end of the show, you might not be able to stand the suspense and the actors might not be able to stand at all. The show will also feature live music and a few parlor games so the audience may join in on the refreshments. Hitch*Cocktails has been running off and on in the city of Chicago since 2012. *Proof of Vaccination is required upon entry. Check theannoyance.com for updates*

Fridays
10:00
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour
Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix of sketch, improv, stand-up and everywhere in-between—You never really know what you're going to get at Holy Fuck. Regular players include, but are not limited to:MAGGIE WINTERS | GEOFF DOW | THOMAS KELLY | JENELLE CHEYNE | TINA ARFAEE | TRAYCIE MCBEE | MAX LAZERINE | ASHLEY LEISTEN | YAZMIN RAMOS | KATHY D’ONOFRIO | TRUMANE ALSTON | ANNIE SULLIVAN | PHYLICIA MCLEOD | KARL BRADLEY | JARED CHAPMAN | HOJA LOPEZ | PARKER CALLAHAN | ROBEL AREGA

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Fridays
11:59
Improvised Jane Austen
Improvised Jane Austen
Have your heart strings pulled each week as Improvised Jane Austen weaves a tale, on the spot, in the style of the beloved authoress. You'll be introduced to meddling mothers, conniving cads, silly sisters, foppish fathers, and, of course, lively lovers. The all female & non-binary cast of performers will not only fill your belly with laughter, but make you swoon as they tell a lovers' tale. "...countless laughs...whimsical homage to the illustrious author." -- Chicago Reader
Wednesdays
8 PM
Love, Pierre
Love, Pierre
Parisian Love Guru, Pierre, is here to help you find love! He's coached the likes of Taylor Swift, Joe Rogan, Jennifer Aniston, yet... has Pierre himself ever been truly in love? Will you go on a date with him? Probably! Crack the code of love? Maybe! Fall in love with him? Je ne sais pas! A clown character show about dating and love, by Nikki Hartung (and, an Edinburgh Fringe Preview!). Directed by Thomas Kelly.
Mondays
9:30 PM
Missed Call
Missed Call
The Missed Call cast writes a brand new sketch show every week based on an audience suggestion, as well as, performs brilliant long form improv all in one hour! Top costumes and props in the city, guaranteed!

Starring: Jennifer Connor, Danny Leonard, Hannah Moser, Richard Pizarro, Jake Prizant, Alyssa Simari, & Ross Taylor.

Directed by Jimmy Pennington
Fridays
8:00
RIFF: Chicago's Music Improv Party
RIFF: Chicago's Music Improv Party
Some of Chicago's best musical comedians join up with some of Chicago's best musicians to create a night of fast-paced musical improv backed by a live band. Come masked, raise a glass, and party with the cast!
Saturdays
10 PM
Shut the F#ck Up
Shut the F#ck Up
Have you ever seen a bunch of people who don't know when or where to shut the f#uck up? If not, that's going to change when you come to watch us at the Annoyance starting Thursday July 21 at 8 PM! Check out these hilarious sketches and more brought to you by an all Black cast that will make you laugh, cringe, and most importantly, make you want to say STFU!
Thurdays
8 PM
Starving the Heart
Starving the Heart
STARVING THE HEART follows the multiple narratives of people navigating through the balance of satisfying personal needs, family wants, and social norms. Following such storylines as Larry giving advice to his girlfriend’s high school kid ; Michelle finding it difficult to curse in the office ; Bo being a proud gun-carrying American, or Derrick getting pulled over for violating his “Black Card”, each path is met with an overlooking figure that judges us. With elements of improvisation, we find out what’s in Danny’s Employee Handbook ; what it’s like to ride a bus in the Southside of Chicago ; and Kareem being interrogated by the TSA. In this very first stage production by Stepping Stone Theater, STARVING THE HEART truly exemplifies what diversity looks like in the United States of America.

The production team for STARVING THE HEART includes Julia Morales (Stepping Stone Theater Artistic Director), Joe McDaniel (Annoyance Theatre Producing Manager), and Sam MacNerland (projection designer & stage manager).
Fridays
8 PM
SuperHuman
SuperHuman
Super Human is an improv team that tore into Chicago’s comedy scene in 2012 at The Upstairs Gallery (RIP). Since then, Super Human has become synonymous with bold, hilarious, fearless and fun comedy. Described as a “splash zone of women,” Super Human prides itself on the team’s diverse personalities and playing styles, with an unmistakable focus on creating inclusive learning and performance spaces. They are Super Human and SO ARE YOU!

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Wednesdays
9:30
The Dirty Show with Skylar Gentry
The Dirty Show with Skylar Gentry
Founding Annoyance ensemble member, Ben Zook, from the hit gay web series, "Where the Bears Are", returns to his home and plays America's favorite actor-singer-dancer-psychic, Skylar Gentry! He has an all-new stage show that is really dirty, really gay, and filled with raunchy original songs, comedy monologues, and psychic readings with the audience! Who knows? Maybe Skylar will read YOU!
Fri August 5
10 PM
The Open Stage
The Open Stage
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Every Tuesday night at 9:30, The Annoyance Theatre hosts a show where anyone can participate! Performances include improv, stand-up, sketch, music and more! With a different host every week, this show always has something different to offer. Whether you are a performer, a writer, or just a curious theatre goer, this show is an incredibly fun community builder and a great way to get to know people and see some wonderful performances at the Annoyance! And did we mention that it's free?
Tuesdays
9:30 (sign ups start at 9)
The Umbrella
The Umbrella
The Annoyance house ensembles bring you a night of unforgettable improv.
Thursdays
10:00 PM
Trigger Happy
Trigger Happy
One of the Annoyance's premiere improv teams brings their unique style to the stage for an evening of funny, fast paced comedy.
New student cast beginning on July 6, 2022 featuring Lexi Alioto, Cosmo Coniglio, Nate Dicken, Zoe Fassler, Gillian Giudice, Margaret Hunsicker, Claire Hyman, Dani James, Johanna Medrano, Will Nicholson, Esteban Reyna, Simon Tessmer, Kevin Veloso, Ryan Wenzel.
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Wednesdays
9:30
Triple Feature
Triple Feature
One show. One night. Three original acts. Don't miss it.
Tuesdays
8 PM
Unremarkable Fairy Tales
Unremarkable Fairy Tales
Unremarkable Fairytales is a magical improv show where each week a traveling band of world class actors puts on a never before seen fairytale play for you the audience!

Audience participation is encouraged as you are an integral part of the show!
Thursdays
8 PM
We Took Edibles an Hour Ago
We Took Edibles an Hour Ago
A bunch of grown-ass adults get high and play make believe.
Saturdays
Midnight
When You Wish Upon A Star: A Disney Exploited Musical
When You Wish Upon A Star: A Disney Exploited Musical
A hilarious musical take down of the House of Mouse.
Thursdays
8 PM