Be Good Boys - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 11:00 PM
Be Good Boys are Michael Brunlieb and Andrew Tisher. Sketch comedy is employed as a method of veiling and ironizing their fears and nightmares. This is their first new work in over a year.
Bit Tank - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Mainstage 11:00 PM
Bit Tank is a live reality comedy show. Entrepreneur comedians pitch their own original bits to a panel of Shark comedians who are looking to invest their cash in some comedy. Watch the drama unfold on stage. All the transactions are contractually binding and real money will change hands! Come join us at Jangleheart for a very special live taping of the show with guests from Wall St. and Hollywood.
Carmen & John - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 9:00 PM
Carm & John have assembled the perfect sketch comedy show. The show will also feature some of their best buds, come check it out!
CAVES - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret 8:00 PM
A cave is a large underground chamber, typically of natural origin, in a hillside or cliff. CAVES is an improv team of badass chicks formed in March 2014.
ClickHole - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret 11:00 PM
Members of the writing, video, and graphics team at ClickHole have come together to provide one of the most amazing, heartbreaking, incredible, and mind-blowing variety shows as they step out from behind the curtain of the internet and onto the stage.
Comedy Partners - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 9:00 PM
Comedy Partners is a pair of comedy partners from Chicago, IL. Coached by comedian Sarah Shook, Comedy Partners consists of Blair Beeken and Asher Perlman. Their show, Comedy Show, is a comedy show that follows their original form, Comedy.
Comedy Secrets - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 10:00 PM
Comedy Secrets is the only show where the audience is made to take an oath of secrecy at the beginning, ensuring that whatever is shared at each show will only be known by those in the room. Comedians share stories ranging from screwball comedy to absolute tragedy, but co-hosts Stephanie Hasz & Andy Fleming, as well as a revolving guest panel hilarious comics, are there to prove that TRAGEDY = COMEDY. This is a comedy show celebrating celebrating secrets & sadness. Over-sharing is caring.
Conner O'Malley - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Mainstage 10:00 PM
Chicago native bad boy for life puts together a show based on stuff he likes. We’re excited too.
Cool Jacket - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 11pm
Cool Jacket is a improvising trio that uses stories, monologues, and scene painting to find characters and tell tales.
Cupboard Boys - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 7:00 PM
The Cupboard Boys like snacks and shows.
Dave Maher Coma Show - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 8:00 PM
"Dave Maher Coma Show" is the story of comedian Dave Maher's Tom Sawyer moment. After being in a month-long diabetic coma, during which he was almost taken off life support and subsequently eulogized on Facebook, Dave woke up. This show is comprised of all the jokes, rants and anecdotes that tell the story of how it happened, why and what comes next. This is a preview performance of a run to take place later in the fall (during the period of the original coma from October-November).
DMNK - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 10:00 PM
DMNK is an original Upstairs Gallery house team. Four friends who come together to make improv fury."
Drunk in a Trunk with Andy Junk: LIVE - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 12:00 AM
The hit web series, Drunk in a Trunk with Andy Junk, storms the stage once again! Join Andy Junk and his attractive and delightful guests as they explore todays issues and
Fanny - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 11:00 PM
Car trips, buds drinking wine, relationship woes, friendship highs and friendship lows. The four ladies of fanny find the funny in the details connecting their characters on stage as emotions start to run HOT
Feldmanowski - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 9:00 PM
Mike and Jo are best pals that have been performing together since 2010. They like to sit and stand on stage together in one long scene, no exceptions. Dig in with us!
Fudge - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 9:00 PM
Fudge is a collective of sweet men who improvise comedy. Currently in a run at CIC Theater every Friday night at 8pm, with an opening musical act.
Glory Days - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 7:00 PM
Need for Speed: Cruise Control
Gnar Gnar Shredtown - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 10:00 PM
Musical director Dan Wilcop accompanies Zach Bartz and Kevin Gerrity as they build worlds of destruction, violence, and good times. They exhibit technique only achieved through countless hours onstage and a trust that can only be found through real life best friends.
Hello from the Magic Tavern - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cab 10:00 PM
Arnie Niekamp fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King. Now he hosts a weekly podcast from the magical land of Foon. Join him, Chunt the talking badger, Usidore the wizard and their guests.
Holy Fuck Comedy Hour - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Main Stage 12:00 AM
See a collage of character studies, scenes, songs and maybe even some audience interaction, all written in a week by some of Chicago’s most accomplished comedians.
The “Holy Fuck Comedy Hour” is a curated hour of eclectic, comedic material written in a week with no rehearsals.
Featuring a powerful collective representing a wide cross-section of the comedy community, the material varies every week.
Hunkz R Us - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 9:00 PM
Running at a perfect 10 on the perfect 10 scale, the Hunkz will do anything and everything to support one another's boyish good looks and ideas.
Jingle Jangle (A Musical Armando) - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space 8:00 PM
Songs from musicians and improv inspired by those songs. It's certainly been done before, so why not do it again? Featuring some of the festivals best collaborating with Chicago Musicians.
Joe Pera - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space 9:00 PM
Joe Pera does stand-up comedy in New York City and tells jokes about girls and chain restaurants. He is also a freelance journalist and by that he mean’s he submits articles to Better Home and Garden Magazine's monthly "Gardening Goofs" contest. He thinks would be great to someday get his heirloom tomato story published and win $50. His 2012 Andy Kaufman award submission video went viral and the rest of his career is history. One of the brightest young NYC stand ups out there.
Law Dog - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cab 12:00 AM
Law Dog is a four-person improv team from Chicago, IL that co-host Man Bites Dog -- Thursdays at 10pm at CIC. A typical Law Dog show is like a relaxing drive through the country, only instead of one driver, it's four maniacs manically jerking the wheel. And the country has been ravaged by nuclear war.
Live! Tonight! With Kevin and Nick (Characters Welcome) - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 8:00 PM
Local friends Kevin and Nick bring their talk show back to the stage where it started: The Jangleheart Circus Chris Farley Theater Stage. Featuring guests, audience members, and people on stage, it will absolutely be a show you remember, if you're into remembering that kind of stuff.
"See you there!" - Kevin
"I won't" - Nick, who sadly, is going blind
Lost Boys - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret 9:00 PM
A couple of fun loving fellows who love to scream and yin-yang each other.
*Note: There is a large overarching conspiracy being perpetrated by the Chicago Comedy Community to keep the 69 out of our name.
Pizza Pelican - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 8:00 PM
Time Pelican and Pizza Party getting it GOING for a one time only improv set.
Ready for Men - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 7:00 PM
Ready for Men is an independent improv team formed in Athens, OH in 2011. They are thrilled to be at Jangleheart this year.
Red the Musical - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 10:00 PM
Red the Musical is a one woman show starring former Shock T Sarah Shockey, following one woman in the big city from obscurity to familiarity. You know her, you just don't know her yet. Music composed by Tyler Paterson.
Revolver - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret 12:00 AM
Revolver cherishes performing iO’s signature form, the Harold. They had their iO debut in January 2006, and they have gone on to become one of iO’s House teams. In 2009 Revolver received the Del Award for best Harold Team. Revolver has performed in the Chicago Improv Festival, the LA Improv Festival at iO West, the iO South Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Del Close Marathon at the UCB Theater in New York. . They also performed and taught workshops in Kansas City in conjunction with City3.
Sand - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 11:00 PM
A Chicago threesome that loves each other and the stage. Their home is Quenchers Saloon on Monday nights. They explore characters and they get nasty in a sad way.
Sears Tower - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 7:00 PM
Sears Tower is an iO harold team comprised of people that really like each other.
Selfish Green Men - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Mainstage 12:00 AM
Danny Groh and Andrew Tisher are internationally know! These two world renowned performers have joined forces with Michael Malarkey to bring you a full blown blast off musical. Why? Because they can and you want them to! Enjoy the show!
Selfish Green T's - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC 9:00 PM
The Shock T's were a comedy band, Selfish Green Men are a musical improv duo. This show started as a dumb idea. It is still a dumb idea, but it's been proven to be the best one.
Seriously Unprepared - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 10:00 PM
Two best friends having a good time in Chicago.
Sharnanigans - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 12:00 AM
Sharnanigans happen when Daniel Shar mixes two of his favorite things: funny friends and dumb ideas. Some of Shar's favorite performers help carry out his whimsy, as he tasks them with doing something needlessly more complicated than just taking a suggestion and improvising within a common framework. This show is guaranteed dumb, probable fun.
Sight Unseen - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 7:00 PM
Sight Unseen is a character driven improv ensemble based out of the Annoyance Theatre that explores interpersonal relationships and narrative connectivity through thematic mirroring.
Singles Motel - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 11:00 PM
Singles Motel is a weekly show in both LA and NYC, where the funniest buds in town get together to improvise hard and straight-up party, baby. Hosted by Wes Haney
Spring Break '07 - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Jason Chin Harold Cabaret 7:00 PM
Spring Break '07 performs a dinner for six form with their own unique style and characters. Best friends doin' some good ol' prov.
Tim Baltz - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space Stage 11pm
Jeff award winner, Second City Mainstage Alumni, and working LA actor returns to Chicago for a slot of whatever he wants.
The Cheers Show - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Main Stage 8:00 PM
Cheers is a TV Show created by James Burrows and Glen & Les Charles. The Cheers Show is a live show created by Brian McGovern. It features some of the funniest people from Chicago, New York, and LA playing the cast of Cheers. They'll be performing brand new, original cold opens from nonexistent Cheers episodes written by a whole bunch of other funny people. The Cheers Show was first performed in 2013 at The Public House Theater.
The Dirty Shame - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Mainstage 9:00 PM
The Dirty Shame is a comedy troupe of two brothers: Lee and Matt. Can you believe that? Brothers? They must be on their own wavelength, being brothers and all. Wait til you see what they do! They have an audience member yell out a word (any word!), and then these guys make up a sitcom-length play off the top of their heads. No script or anything! I'd call bullshit, but like I said, these guys are brothers, so who knows what kinda sibling ESP they got. Find a sitter and go see these guys.
The Juice hosted by Carmen Christopher - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space 12:00 AM
The Juice is a weekly comedy variety show at The Annoyance Theater in Brooklyn, NY. Each week some of the city's best improvisers, sketch comedians, and stand ups hit the stage. The show is hosted by Carmen Christopher. This Jangleheart performance will feature a lot of nasty boys and girls- no details can be spared except that the show will be a blast!
The Neo Futurists - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space 7:00 PM
The NeoFuturists NOT performing too much light makes the baby go blind created by Greg Allen performed by the neofuturists 30 plays in 60 minutes we don't play characters there is no fourth wall when it is dark it just means it's dark
The Perm - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 9:00 PM
Patient, dark, grounded, and goofy improvisation by Atra Asdou & Amy Haeussler.
The Rug Show - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 7:00 PM
We are the hosts and headlining team of a weekly improv show in New York called the Rug Show.
The Scene - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Event Space 11:00 PM
In “The Scene,” veteran improvisers come together as one common mind – the Director. The Director’s mission is to explore the possibilities inherent in an initial improvised scene and to rework that scene until it reaches its natural conclusion. As such, “The Scene” sets out to marry the often juxtaposed concepts of creative process and finished product (and entertain the audience equally with both.)
Featuring members of the cast old and new playing together for the first time!
The Stars Are Out - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 7:00 PM
Andy Fleming has some very famous friends. So when he screens some of his favorite movies, he gets the biggest stars in Hollywood to come out and talk about them, live and in person!
...Okay, so the celebrities are actually exaggerated versions of celebrities, played by comedians. But when the stars are this big, who cares if they're real or not? "
Velvet Rope - Saturday, 9/5 @ iO Chicago - Chris Farley Cabaret 7:00 PM
Organic, physical, weirdfun. Loving and risking and pushing forward. Three players, two of whom are currently CREATING TINY HUMANS INSIDE THEIR BODIES, discover a new world in front of you.
WiseSnatch - Thursday, 9/3 @ CIC - 8:00 PM
WiseSnatch is three women - a ghost, witch and a thief. Fast, physical, emotional, and exhausting - now WS plays with guests and friends that love a good punch in the face.
Wolfcatcatwolf - Friday, 9/4 @ Annoyance Theater and Bar - Small Stage 7:00 PM
Ryan is the cat and Susan is the wolf. This show will mostly make sense. This show is improvised. This show is funny.