Live Stand-Up Comedy in a real, cool, black box theater. A classic Chicago adults-only comedy showcase without the hassle of commuting to the city!
Jeanie Doogan started her career at the tender age of five when she quickly learned that as the youngest of eight children she needed a hook if she ever wanted to be fed, bathed, or have her existence acknowledged in any way. She carved out her comedy niche with kick-ass knock-knock jokes and soon rose to fame at the dinner table with such classics as: “knock-knock.” “knock-knock.” “knock-knock! Open the door! You left me outside again!” Since her kitchen table debut, Jeanie has entertained audiences at colleges, casinos, and corporate events, and is a regular at venues such as Zanies Comedy Clubs, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Bar. She was highlighted in Chicago Parents’ Magazine’s Four of Chicago’s Funniest: Stand Up Parents, and was featured on Nick Jr.’s Moms’ Night Out debut stand up special.
Jeanie has set herself apart with her quick observations and no-apology take on teaching, parenthood, and American culture. Her sharp wit draws on her experiences growing up on the South side of Chicago and 20 years as a public school teacher to deliver comedy that reaches audiences of all walks of life.
Tyler Fowler’s witty and clean brand of stand up comedy has made him a favorite around Chicago and across the US. Regularly appearing at Zanies Comedy Clubs and The Laugh Factory Chicago he was named among the ‘Best Of The Fest’ at the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Tyler’s debut album Friends With 401(k) Benefits premiered #1 on iTunes and Top 10 on the Billboard Comedy Charts and he recently recorded a special for Drybar Comedy.
HOST/EMCEE: When she’s not being a mom you can find Lia Berman at the Logan Lounge in the back of the Logan Theatre in Chicago hosting the open mic running 5 years strong now! Follow her on Instagram at liaberman3 for Mom shenanigans and comedy!
This show is BYOB so can enjoy your favorite hard or soft beverages throughout the show!
ACADEMY AFTER HOURS is The Laughing Academy’s grown-ups-only late-night performance series, bringing the best of Chicago comedy right to YOU on the first Friday of each month!