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Address: 851 W Belmont Ave, Fl 2, Chicago, IL 60657-4401
Phone Number: +1 773-697-9693
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Sun 15:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 19:00 - 02:00
Sat 19:00 - 03:00
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The Annoyance is a popular theatre and bar that provides year round...

The Annoyance is a popular theatre and bar that provides year round entertaiment, mostly in comedy and improvisation. Known for their edgy, sometimes outrageous humor, Annoyance provides a safe bet for those seeking off-the-beaten-track entertainment fair. The bar provides a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with board games and great contemporary music.

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Way More cutting edge than 2nd City or IO

This place teaches a much more complicated school of improv. So, if you take classes/workshops there you'll find a huge difference than the other improv places in town. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Cliff Z
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Louisville, KY
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455 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

For years we have gone to Second City but decided to try something different. We saw "The Dead Boy Scout Musical" which generated few laughs. Certainly this was much cheaper than Second City but you get what you pay for. Plus parking in the Newtown area around Belmont is a major pain. Street parking is scarce and if you do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place teaches a much more complicated school of improv. So, if you take classes/workshops there you'll find a huge difference than the other improv places in town. They have great shows here and they are a lot of fun. Trigger-happy on Wednesday nights is a lot of fun!

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Thank Cliff Z
WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

All 4 performers were lots of fun - providing fun music with hilarious lyrics and performance. A GREAT time for everyone of all ages (well for adults).

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jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the show! Thanks for your review :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

My first experience of an improv night and so much fun! Only $8 and e everyone was up for a good time! Support your local improv troops and go along for a good time x

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Thank Jess W
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at The Annoyance - and we hope you'll come back for more! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Found a late night comedy Burlesque show on Groupon at Annoyance Theater. Naughty or nice. Lake View area of the city, so cabbed a little North, but had a great time. Small bar and small stage, but fun atmosphere and show was super cute. Laid back and inexpensive for something fun and different.

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Thank Sundi S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This was a hilarious twist and mix of Alfred Hitchcock, drinking, improv, and audience suggestions. It's a must see! They also offer great appetizers, and the entire staff is super friendly.

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1 Thank Rob J
jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time at The Annoyance. We hope you'll come back again (and again!) for other shows, or just to enjoy a drink at the bar. More 

Niles, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Went with friends to see a comedy play. One of the stars works with one of our friends. This turned out to be truly a fun & relaxing evening. The play was funny & not what was expected. The characters were different to say the least. The theater is a great place for new talents to try their hands in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The spot was full of high energy people and the bartenders were friendly! The show was lots of fun as the troupe improvised the entire show! To add to the hilarity, each cast member had to finish the drink in their hand before the end of the scene. This proved not as easy as it might sound. There were moments... More 

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jcestlin, Owner at The Annoyance - Theatre & Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Annoyance! Thanks for letting people know - we hope to see you again next time you're back for a visit. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

I went to several shows here during my 10 day vacation. I saw several improv shows, a musical and a burlesque show. Very good shows for reasonable prices and the bar area was a fun addition. The improv shows were extremely funny (TNT, Trigger Happy and Messing with a Friend) I strongly suggest catching a show here.

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1 Thank Mindy K
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2015

I visited Annoyance last night and I was pleasantly surprised. This theater very much has staked a claim in between IO and Second City. The bar was fun and cheap and they even had a place you could charge your phone! (Much needed after a long day of navigating Chicago). While the atmosphere was everything I desired, I found the... More 

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