Jordy Blenner (Writer & Performer)
Jordy is thrilled to be performing at The Annoyance Theater once again. He is a Chicago native who can be found performing throughout the city and across the country with Late Night Shenanigans. He also can be seen in his improv group Pigeon throughout the city. Jordy would like to thank his parents for conceiving him.
Ryan Nolan (Writer & Performer)
Ryan is beyond excited to be performing at the Annoyance Theatre! He is a Chicagoland native and a friend to all animals, except bugs. You can see him performing all over the country with his sketch comedy group, Late Night Shenanigans, and across the city with his improv teams Pigeon and Birdlady. He wants to thank his family and friends for being the chocolate to his milk.
Ian Mullen (Director)
Ian is a film and theatre director based in Chicago, IL.
Mick Napier (Founder, Artistic Director)
Mick is the founder and Artistic Director of The Annoyance and has directed over 20 of its original productions. Notable ones include Coed Prison Sluts, Splatter Theater, The Tragedy of Balloon Boy, That Darn Antichrist, and more recently The Boy Scout Musical and Swear Jar. At Second City, he was a Director Creative Consultant and directed many of the mainstage productions - notably, Jeff Award-winning Paradigm Lost and Red Scare. As an Actor, Mick has appeared in the films Ice Harvest and Let’s Go to Prison, Watch, and Talent, and on television in The Bear, as a talent judge in the Canadian reality show Second to None, and Shrink. The documentary Second to None chronicles Mick’s process of directing a show for The Second City.
Mick’s books, “Improvise. Scene from the Inside Out” and "Behind the Scenes: Improvising Longform," are widely regarded as seminal works on the subject of Improvisation.
Jennifer Estlin (Executive Producer)
Jennifer is the owner/Executive Producer of The Annoyance as well as being and actress and writer. She toured for two years with Second City’s National Touring company and was a company member. She has worked in regional theatres around the country, Off-Broadway theatre, film, and television. Her tv/film roles include work in Proven Innocent, Law and Order, Chicago PD, Empire, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Exit 57, Volcano, The Eyes, and the award-winning short films A Million Miles Away,(Sundance) and The Cure (Slamdance).
Duke Harbison (Annoyance Associate Director)
Duke Harbison is the Associate Director of The Annoyance Theater and has been involved in countless productions over the past 14 years. This is his first show post-covid (if covid is indeed in post) and the birth of his daughter June. He’d like to thank Jennifer Estlin, Mick Napier and June Harbison for all the opportunity and knowledge one could hope for.