We are located at 956 W Newport, Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: 773-270-3440

Under the gun (or “UTG”) is a poker term that refers to the position to the immediate left of the big blind in flop games like Hold’em and Omaha. The under-the-gun player is the first to act before the flop. The term refers to the pressure that goes along with having to act before anyone else in the hand.

Through improv, our ensemble players utilize that pressure to act first--to take risks--sometimes we flop, but other times the rewards of laughter are bountiful.

Welcome to Under the Gun Theater.

Under the Gun Theater’s mission is to create original theater combining the mediums of Improvisation, Stand Up, Sketch Comedy, Plays, Storytelling, Music and Physical Theater with a bent toward comedy.

We are a 100 seat Comedy Theater and Bar in the heart of Chicago's Wrigleyville Neighborhood. We serve a selection of craft beers, PBR, wine, soft drinks and mixed drinks. We do not serve food.

Please note, our space is not handicap accessible. Our theater is located on the second floor of the Link Hall building.

Our Owner


ANGIE MCMAHON is the Founding Director of Chemically Imbalanced Comedy and former Network Committee Chairman for the Chicago Comedy Association. Recent directing credits include “The Book of Liz” by Amy and David Sedaris, “Cartoon”, by Steve Yockley, and “Sex” by David Wain. She recently was the Assistant to the Director of “The Second City’s History of Chicago” and currently serves as a faculty member in their Writing Program. The former Associate Producer for The Free Associates Theater Company at The Royal George, she produced the original Improv Parodies “BS”, “Improvaov”, “Frodo-A-Go-Go”, and “Improvisation with a Vampire”.

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