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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:

Q&A with, The Golden Girls, Marsha Posner

Tuesday

6:00 PM

5/21

Small Theater

Join Marsha Posner, producer of The Golden Girls, in a Q&A.

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:

Rigate Rumble

Wednesday

8:00 PM

5/8 - 5/29

Small Theater

Improv

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

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.

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.

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.

DNA presents: Wine Night!

Wednesday

8:30 PM

5/15

Mainstage

Sketch

Join Avi, Declan, Kelly, Ziv, and Jake for a night of comedy that will have you reaching for mommy's little helper. This bunch of grapes has improv wizards, pirates, queen slang, date nights, and free samples.

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:

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.

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.

Friday

Friday:

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.

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

Destroy All Evidence!

Friday

8:00 PM

4/12 - 5/10

Mainstage

Play

In this madcap comedy, a team of federal bureaucrats is thrown into the high-stakes world of national security and espionage as they are tasked to cover up America’s involvement in a diplomatic catastrophe.

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:

BRENDAN TRAN: Hole in the Wall l'Hopital

Saturday

5:30 PM

5/11

Small Theater

Sketch

Brendan Tran, a recipient of the 2022 Bob Curry Fellowship at the Second City, prepares to pay to tribute to his dad in an upcoming comedy special about grief… and more.

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.

Anti-Virgin Club

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/11

Mainstage

Variety

A high caliber comedy variety hour for people who fuck. Cum see Chicago's top stand ups and alt-comics do their nasty little routine. NO VIRGINS ALLOWED.

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.

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.

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.

Colosseum

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/18

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.

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.

Steamworks the Musical

Saturday

8:00 PM

6/1 - 8/10

Mainstage

Musical

Steamworks is a big gay musical in partnership with Chicago Steamworks bath house.

Once Upon a Time in Bangalore

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/18

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.

Dwizzle D Trilogy

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/4, 5/25, 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.

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.

Doing Our Moms

Sunday

6:00 PM

5/12

Small Theater

Storytelling

Chicago comedians doing material about their moms - whether standup, storytelling, or donning a wig and doing their best impression.

Comedian Cabaret

Sunday

10:00 PM

5/19

Mainstage

Musical

Andrew Baldwin hosts a lovely show featuring some of our most talented comedians who can also sing!

Comedy Arts - DePaul @ Annoyance

Sunday

8:00 PM

4/21 - 5/19

Small Theater

Improv

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

All

All Shows:

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.

Baby Wine

Friday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

QUEER COMEDY, HON!

Colosseum

Saturday

10:30 PM

5/18

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.

DNA presents: Wine Night!

Wednesday

8:30 PM

5/15

Mainstage

Sketch

Join Avi, Declan, Kelly, Ziv, and Jake for a night of comedy that will have you reaching for mommy's little helper. This bunch of grapes has improv wizards, pirates, queen slang, date nights, and free samples.

Doing Our Moms

Sunday