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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
Art by Artist
Art by Artist
All the art history that may have happened is improvised by a cast featuring Trans, Non-Binary, Gender Queer, Gender Non-Conforming, and Women performers--and the whole thing is riding on a guest monologist's interpretation of art pieces they've never seen before. Put on your cufflinks and get ready for some good chaos. This is a classy ass art show.
Tuesdays
8 PM
Baby Wine
Baby Wine
A variety show featuring Chicago's best lgbtqia+ comedians and performers. Chicago's queerest comedy!
Fridays
9:30 PM
Bag of Bones
Bag of Bones
Veteran improvisers and friends Emma Pope, Mike Brunlieb, Lindsey Smith and Laurel Krabacher create a brand new, dynamic piece every Tuesday. With their penchant for character work and absurdity, these performers are adept at building bizzare and delightful worlds on stage. Come for the grounded scene work, stay for the weirdest, funniest moments you'll see all week.
Tuesdays
8 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
Change is Brewing
Change is Brewing
An absurd sketch show featuring some of Chicago’s funniest performers bringing their favorite bits. For years people have wondered how the world will possibly heal from all of its problems - and thankfully this Wednesday night show at The Annoyance Theatre is the answer.
Thursdays
8 PM
Colt Cabana Learns Improv
Colt Cabana Learns Improv
Watch a group of trained improvisers try to teach pro-wrestler Colt Cabana (AEW on TNT/TBS, The Chris Gethard Show, Maron) the art of improvisational comedy while making him dive in and do it. He is equipped with the ability to stop scenes and ask fundamental questions (such as Yes, And?) at all times, and the result is an educational, entertaining, larger than life experience for heels and babyfaces alike!

Opening acts include the best of local stand up comedians. May 1st will be Marty DeRosa (Comedians You Should Know, Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling)

Cast subject to change:
Jonah Jurkens
Chelsea Matkins
Amita Rao
Joe McDaniel
EJ Cameron
Sarah Shockey
Zach Thompson
Sunday, May 1
9:20 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
Dick Wolf Improv
Dick Wolf Improv
In the Criminal Justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate the crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. Dick Wolf Improv tells you their stories. Every Saturday Dick Wolf Improv brings you a completely improvised episode of, executive producer Dick Wolf's, Law & Order after receiving a suggestion from the audience. If you like Law & Order then you'll love Dick Wolf Improv. Actors: JP Fry, Matthew Nielsen, Harrison Javery, Timothy Makoski, Billy Whitner, Kate Hendrickson, Tommy Schneeman, Jack Bourgeois, Evan Mulrooney, Erica Geiser, Alyssa Rivera, Molly Jones, Nora King, Simon Brown, Max Laskey
Thurs, May 12
8 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
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
Fuck it!  Midnight improv!
Fuck it! Midnight improv!
Short form improv every Saturday at midnight!
Saturdays
Midnight
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
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
Not Your Average Joe
Not Your Average Joe
Have you ever had to go through life with the same name as everyone else and take a deep hard look at yourself? This Joe has. Joe Kovach will take you into his life featuring characters, songs, and personal pieces that will show you why he is not the Average Joe.
Mondays
9:30 PM
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
Spliff, Laugh, Love
Spliff, Laugh, Love
The Annoyance Theatre and Dispensary 33 bring you a cannabis themed sketch show! Special preview on 4/20! Don't miss it!
Thursdays
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
Annoyance founding 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 Gag Reflex Comedy Hour
The Gag Reflex Comedy Hour
A comedy hour featuring sketch and improv with the girls of Gag Reflex.
Fri, May 6
9:30 PM
The Gala
The Gala
Fashion. Intrigue. Conspiracy. It's all happening in our first season show of 2022 from the production team at the Annoyance Theatre.
Fridays
8 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
Three brand new Annoyance teams start a new comedy initiative.
Thursdays
10:00 PM
To Insanity and Beyond:  A Late Night Shenanigans Review
To Insanity and Beyond: A Late Night Shenanigans Review
Late Night Shenanigans is very excited to be performing at the Annoyance once again. Voted in Chicago Reader's Best of Chicago as the “best sketch/improv troupe”, Ryan Nolan and Jordy Blenner are ready to attack the stage and bring you some outrageous characters and crazy situations. So be prepared to go To Insanity and Beyond!
Saturdays
8 PM
To Thine Own Self Be Shrew
To Thine Own Self Be Shrew
To Thine Ownself Be Shrew
The Shrews are an inclusivity-oriented non-binary and female-identifying improv troupe, dedicated to theatrical improv in the style of William Shakespeare. Prepare yourself for an evening full of drama, puns, betrayal, romance, and laughter that would tickle even the Bard himself!

The Shrews are back again with a spin on a Shakespearean play. Will the Scottish play be about a Chicago mobster from the 1920s? Does a championship game of tip-cup clear up all the confusion in The Comedy of Errors? Do Romeo and Juliet live a long life together? We have no idea. The audience chooses the play, and the Shrews will create a recreation for you and only you. Join us for this special once in a lifetime show.

If you're interested in joining us as a performer in future productions, please reach out: theshrewsimprovisation@gmail.com.
Thurs. April 7
8 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.

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Wednesdays
9:30
Uncut Gems:  The Musical Parody
Uncut Gems: The Musical Parody
A musical parody of the hit Safdie Brothers film, Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler.
Saturdays
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!
Sunday 3/6
8 PM
Upsetti Spaghetti
Upsetti Spaghetti
International Italian late night tv sensation, and father of fifteen, Penne Rigate doesn’t know how to cook pasta— but that’s not going to stop him from giving his in-studio audience cooking lessons! Come and join the fun as Penne dances, tells jokes, interviews guests, dodges attempts on his life, is blackmailed, and repairs a relationship with his estranged son who happened to show up to his father’s late night show- all filmed live at The Annoyance Theater! Ciao, bella!
Mondays
9:30