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One Star

Monday

8:00 PM

7/15 - 9/9

Mainstage

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.

Locker Room - Edinburgh Preview

Monday

8:30 PM

7/22

Small Theater

Sketch

An Edinburgh Fringe Fest preview: A brilliant wild ride of monologues, character sketches, and audience participation by Chicago Reader's 2024 Best Comedian winner, Rogue Schmidt.

Student Jam

Monday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Showcase

A night for Annoyance students to JAM!

Monday
Tuesday

Tuesday:

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.

Open Stage - Free!

Tuesday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Sketch, Improv, Variety, Stand-Up

Anything can happen...and it usually does.

Wednesday

Wednesday:

How To Make Friends and Alienate Them

Wednesday

7:00 PM

7/17 - 7/31

Small Theater

Stand-Up

A self-help seminar goes off the rails when the host doesn’t arrive, and one brave clown has to step up to run the show.

Rigate Rumble

Wednesday

8:30 PM

5/8 - 7/24

Small Theater

Improv

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

Rat Mass

Wednesday

9:30 PM

7/24

Small Theater

Variety

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

The On Dee eL improv Variety Hour

Wednesday

7:00 PM

7/24 - 8/7

Mainstage

Variety

Andel Sudik, a veteran of the Chicago improv community, gathers a ragtag bunch of geniuses and friends both local and international for an evening of Dumb Fun Pure Joy and absolute seriousness

Universal Dream

Wednesday

8:30 PM

7/31 - 8/24

Small Theater

Sketch

From Heaven to Purgatory and everywhere in between, Joe flies through his subconscious, through the emotional and the absurd.

Right Place Wrong Time

Wednesday

9:30 PM

8/7 - 8/28

Small Theater

Sketch

Rey and Braden combine forces once more, writing and performing sketches and scenes centering the challenges they face while chasing a dream.

Pilot Season: Improvised CW Pilots

Wednesday

8:00 PM

7/24 - 8/28

Mainstage

Sketch

We're pitching a new CW style pilot episode every week, fueled by the audience's suggestions and some classic teenage angst.

12 Angry Improvisers

Wednesday

9:30 PM

6/5 - 8/28

Mainstage

Improv

During this show, the cast will act as a jury, determining the guilt of a defendant who's crime (based on audience suggestion) will be re-examined scene by scene.

Thursday

Thursday:

This is a Joke

This is a Joke

Thursday

6:30 PM

8/9

Small Theater

Stand-Up

One joke deconstructing all of comedy and everything else....

Puff, Puff, Laugh

Puff, Puff, Laugh

Thursday

7:00 PM

8/15 - 9/5

Mainstage

Sketch

The Three Kids in a Trenchcoat crew and their trusty cast bring a fresh performance week in and out.

SWIPED: Improvised Thievery

SWIPED: Improvised Thievery

Thursday

8:30 PM

8/1 - 8/29

Mainstage

Improv

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

The Rizzard of Flaws

The Rizzard of Flaws

Thursday

9:30 PM

7/11 - 7/25

Mainstage

Play

Likes, comments, subscribes, OH MY! Follow the Zuckerberg’s Code to meet the Rizzard in this semi-musical, semi-improvised, fully fun-filled and multidimensional adventure!

Fishbowl with Sight Unseen

Fishbowl with Sight Unseen

Thursday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

The night opens with students performing with veteran improvisers and closes with a dynamic, debaucherous set from house team Sight Unseen.

Sydney Castillo My Cup is Full

Sydney Castillo My Cup is Full

Thursday

7:00 PM

11/21

Mainstage

Stand-Up

A night of laughter with stand-up comedian Sydney Castillo (Wild N’ Out, NBC’s Marlon).

Sight Unseen Celebrates 10 YRS

Sight Unseen Celebrates 10 YRS

Thursday

8:00 PM

9/26

Small Theater

Improv

Sight Unseen celebrates 10 years of their unique blend of narrative improv with past members returning and extra special Fishbowl sets.

Teeny Tiny Character Show

Teeny Tiny Character Show

Thursday

8:30 PM

Bi-Weekly

Mainstage

Showcase

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

Sketchflix and Chill

Sketchflix and Chill

Thursday

9:30 PM

8/1 - 8/29

Mainstage

Sketch

Experience the electrifying passion and laughter of an hour of sketch comedy inspired by movies.

Never Not Murder

Never Not Murder

Thursday

7:00 PM

5/30 - 8/8

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.

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

8:30 PM

Bi-Weekly

Mainstage

Improv

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

Sight Unseen Celebrates 10 YRS

Sight Unseen Celebrates 10 YRS

Thursday

9:30 PM

9/26

Small Theater

Improv

Sight Unseen celebrates 10 years of their unique blend of narrative improv with past members returning and extra special Fishbowl sets.

Friday

Friday:

Sight Unseen Celebrates 10 YRS

Friday

6:30 PM

9/27

Mainstage

Improv

Sight Unseen celebrates 10 years of their unique blend of narrative improv with past members returning and extra special Fishbowl sets.

Rush

Friday

8:00 PM

8/2 - 8/30

Mainstage

Play

RUSH! A one act play about two women trying to make it in to a crude, crass, and sexually confused sorority.

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.

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

Returning September!

Small Theater

Improv

QUEER COMEDY, HON!

Girl Party

Friday

10:30 PM

Through July

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!

The Future the Musical

Friday

8:00 PM

7/5 - 7/26

Mainstage

Musical

The year is 2054 and colonizing the moon may be more difficult than Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk ever thought.

CHIP Chats

Friday

9:30 PM

7/5 - 8/30

Small Theater

Improv

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

We Took Edibles an Hour Ago

Saturday

11:59 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

They take edibles. Then they improvise.

Irrelephant

Saturday

6:00 PM

7/13 - 8/3

Mainstage

Sketch

IRRELEPHANT is an hour-long collection of brand-new sketch comedy from some of Chicago’s brightest comedic minds, promising sketches concerning pig-men and songs about farts. In a world where everything matters, nothing is IRRELEPHANT.

Batman Returns

Saturday

7:30 PM

8/17 - 9/14

Mainstage

Play

Batman Returns is the unauthorized parody sequel of the summer, lampooning every era of The Caped Crusader.

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.

DNA Comedy presents Apology Tour

Saturday

6:00 PM

8/17 - 9/7

Mainstage

Sketch

DNA: Apology Tour is a sketch show you'll be sorry to miss

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.

Burlesque Is More - Summer '24

Saturday

10:30 PM

7/13 - 8/24

Mainstage

Variety

Burlesque is More is back-Comedy, dancing, and pasties, what more could you ask for? Join us for a sexy, saucy good time every Saturday at 10:30.

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.

All

All Shows:(A-Z)

12 Angry Improvisers

Wednesday

9:30 PM

6/5 - 8/28

Mainstage

Improv

During this show, the cast will act as a jury, determining the guilt of a defendant who's crime (based on audience suggestion) will be re-examined scene by scene.

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.

DNA Comedy presents Apology Tour

Saturday

6:00 PM

8/17 - 9/7

Mainstage

Sketch

DNA: Apology Tour is a sketch show you'll be sorry to miss

Escapades

Thursday

8:30 PM

Bi-Weekly

Mainstage

Improv

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

Girl Party

Friday

10:30 PM

Through July

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!

How To Make Friends and Alienate Them

Wednesday

7:00 PM

7/17 - 7/31

Small Theater

Stand-Up

A self-help seminar goes off the rails when the host doesn’t arrive, and one brave clown has to step up to run the show.

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.