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  • Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival

    Your guide to The Comedy Exposition, Chicago's homegrown stand-up festival
    When local comedian Katie McVay discovered in December that the Just For Laughs Festival was not returning to Chicago this year, she tweeted the news and posted it on Facebook with a plea for someone to put together an event to make up for the loss.
  • Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'

    Jon Favreau learns to be a 'Chef'
    Before he wrote and starred in “Swingers” and went on to direct hits like “Elf” and “Iron Man,” Jon Favreau spent four years in Chicago learning improv at theaters like Second City, the Annoyance Theatre and Improv...

    Napier to direct new Second City revue

    Napier to direct new Second City revue
    The 102nd Second City Mainstage revue, yet untitled, will be directed by Annoyance Theatre founder Mick Napier, the theater announced on Monday. The Second City alumnus adds another directing credit with the company after past revues like “Red...

    Annoyance Theatre celebrates 25 years

    Annoyance Theatre celebrates 25 years
    It's time, dear reader, to raise a glass to Mick Napier, improv queen Susan Messing, wild Joe Bill, hard-toiling Jennifer Estlin, restless Mark Sutton and the Annoyance Theatre, which have, improbably, survived together for 25 years. On Aug. 18, the...

    Annoyance Theatre on the move

    Annoyance Theatre on the move
    The Annoyance Theatre, a venerable Chicago comedy theater, is on the move. Jennifer Estlin, the theater's owner and executive producer, said Wednesday that it will exit its Uptown digs on the same block of North Broadway as the Uptown Theatre and move...