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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:

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!

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.

HAPPY 2 B HERE

Tuesday

8:00 PM

5/7 - 6/25

Small Theater

Sketch

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

Open Stage - Free!

Tuesday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Sketch, Improv, Variety, Stand-Up

Anything can happen...and it usually does.

Tuesday Musical Improv

Tuesday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv, Musical

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

Wednesday

Wednesday:

Never Not Murder Cast B

Wednesday

7:00 PM

6/12 , 6/26

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.

Rigate Rumble

Wednesday

8:00 PM

5/8 - 7/24

Small Theater

Improv

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

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.

12 Angry Improvisers

Wednesday

9:30 PM

6/5 - 7/31

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.

Improvised Conspiracy Theories

Wednesday

8:00 PM

3/6 - 6/26

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.

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 - 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.

Paper or Plastic presents The Recycled Comedy Hour

Paper or Plastic presents The Recycled Comedy Hour

Thursday

7:00 PM

6/20 - 7/18

Small Theater

Variety

Chicago's environmentally ambiguous sketch team presents an hour of their favorite sketches alongside performances from guest comedians.

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.

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!

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.

Super Human

Super Human

Thursday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Small Theater

Improv

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

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?

CHIP Chats

Friday

9:30 PM

Open Run

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Chip Chats for American and International Gays Gays

Saturday

10:30 PM

6/29

Small Theater

Improv

CHIP Chats is a GAY PowerPoint comedy show loosely based on GAY TED Talks.

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.

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.

We Took Edibles an Hour Ago

Saturday

11:59 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

They take edibles. Then they improvise.

Sunday

Sunday:

PRIDE 2024: Save the RainForest...Café

Sunday

1:00 PM

6/30

Annual Pride party with Drag Shows, specialty drinks, and all the fabulousness.

Deep Schwa

Sunday

8:00 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Improv

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

Sunday Mic - Free!

Sunday

4:00 PM

Bi-Weekly

The Annoyance Bar

Stand-Up

Sunday Open Mic at the Bar hosted by Sara Dirks

It's Your Funeral

Sunday

9:30 PM

Monthly

Mainstage

Variety

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

Ultimate Rat Mass Experience

Sunday

7:00 PM

6/23

Mainstage

Showcase

The Church of Ratology welcomes you to our fundraiser extravaganza - The Ultimate Rat Experience.

All

All Shows:

12 Angry Improvisers

Wednesday

9:30 PM

6/5 - 7/31

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.

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.

Chip Chats for American and International Gays Gays

Saturday

10:30 PM

6/29

Small Theater

Improv

CHIP Chats is a GAY PowerPoint comedy show loosely based on GAY TED Talks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Never Not Murder

Thursday

9:30 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.

Open Stage - Free!

Tuesday

9:30 PM

Open Run

Mainstage

Sketch, Improv, Variety, Stand-Up

Anything can happen...and it usually does.