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.
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!