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December is one of those months that has no shortage of wonderful things to explore. Chicago's theatre and comedy scene are certainly no different. Here are four irreverent, under-the-radar shows that you can't miss this month. If you're ready to laugh, gasp, and have your spirits simultaneously raised and crushed (the true mark of good comedy), Chicago is just the place for you this month.

This month, there is a primarily holiday-themed collection, but I assure you, they're irreverent, funny, and relatable enough to appeal to all audiences.

The Annoyance Christmas Pageant (December 6-27)

This iconic comedy club is just one of the reasons that Chicago has it's reputation as being a leader in comedy. Every year, The Annoyance uses two classic holiday stories "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to showcase it's legendary talent. This show promises to be no different, and will entertain audiences throughout the cold this December.

Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer at Mary's Attic

Now in it's 15th year, this hilarious and unorthodox production is a staple of Chicago's GBLT community. Penned by Chicago's camp master himself, David Cerda, the show has delighted audiences with its adaptation of Rudolph. Ever wonder what would happen if America's favorite reindeer was a cross-dresser? Wonder no more, and see this hilarious show.

It's a Wonderful Pro-Life at Studio BE

From the masters of zaniness and wit that brought us the successful "Jersey Shore: The Musical," comes this wild and outrageous show. It promises to stir up many laughs for audience, while not forgetting to pull at their heartstrings too.

It's a Wonderful Santaland Miracle Nut-Cracking Christmas Story...Jews Welcome at Stage 773

This interactive show promises to provide laughs and equal irreverence for all denominations. It uses classic holiday stories from around the world and cooks up one wild night of dancing, singing, and laughing. From Street Tempo Theatre, this eccentric extravaganza is sure to get crowds rolling in time for whatever holiday they celebrate.