*BE* A FOOL - stay in OUR SCHOOL!

Students at The Laughing Academy improv comedy children's theater school in Glenview

IMPROV IS FOR EVERYONE

CREATIVITY!    CONFIDENCE!   COMMUNICATION!


Whether you're 7 or 70, 

an accountant or an actor,

 the class clown or the company CEO, 

THE LAUGHING ACADEMY is the place for you!  

We're serious about fun, and committed

 to a supportive atmosphere where everyone's 

encouraged to bring out their inner goofball!

COVID-19 UPDATE

" YES, AND... "

The basic premise of improv is that we learn to take whatever we're given, and move forward with it to the best of our abilities and with a positive outlook.  


At The Laughing Academy we teach the phrase "Yes, and..." to help students appreciate the strength that comes from accepting your circumstances while also exercising your creativity, confidence, and cooperation skills to build those circumstances into something even greater.


As we all navigate these challenging and unusual circumstances together, The Laughing Academy pledges to you that we will ALWAYS keep saying  "YES, AND..." 


From sharing free games and streaming performances, and bringing you Zoom classes and other online options, our goal is to keep teaching - and learning - with you as much as possible in the weeks and months to come.


Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, and until we see you in the studio again, stay safe and stay silly!

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SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF COMEDY OWLS. 

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new! now! zoom classes!

The Laughing Academy now has everything you want, from "A"  - to ZOOM!  Announcing a full slate of online improv classes far all ages, starting in June!  


Stay silly while staying safe, play with friends old and new, and keep developing crucial communication, listening, problem-solving, and creativity skills through guided improv classes!   



 ⟽  How well does it work?  Click the vid and see for yourself!

ADULT STORYTELLING

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

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MAY 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 & JUNE 3

LIVESTREAMED CLASS SHOWCASE JUNE 5TH

Award-winning storyteller Kevin D'Ambrosio leads this ONLINE session focused on the art and craft of storytelling for ALL levels of adult students. 

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

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The Laughing Academy has it all... from "A" to ZOOM! Let your age K-2nd Grade (determined as of Fall 2020) child blow off steam, enjoy an outlet for physical and mental activity, and round out their education while having a terrific time! 


IMPROV 3-5TH Grade

IMPROV - K-2nd grade

IMPROV - MIDDLE SCHOOL

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In our LIVE interactive, educational, and exciting ZOOM classes for 3-5th Graders (determined as of Fall 2020) your kids will get everything they've come to expect from The Laughing Academy  without having to leave home!

IMPROV - MIDDLE SCHOOL

IMPROV - MIDDLE SCHOOL

IMPROV - MIDDLE SCHOOL

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Working with lead teacher Kim Greene Hiller , our limited-class sizes ensure that your Middle School child gets all the encouragement, individual attention, and inclusivity that is The Laughing Academy hallmark!

IMPROV - HIGH SCHOOL

IMPROV - MIDDLE SCHOOL

IMPROV - HIGH SCHOOL

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Each High School improv class includes warm-ups,  games, and a chance for everyone to take the spotlight (um..."webcamera") to build listening, communication, and problem solving skills, as well as self-confidence and creativity!


WATCH OUR NEW HOME SC*HOO*L SERIES!

JOIN US ON YOU TUBE EVERY MON WED & FRI  for our ongoing series of entertaining and easy to play in-home improv games to keep the whole family laughing!

LET'S TURN THE NEED TO STAY TOGETHER INTO AN OPPORTUNITY TO *PLAY* TOGETHER!

"I wish people could see the magic that happens in a Laughing Academy class..."

"THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PARTY SUCH A SUCCESS. THE GIRLS HAD A MAGICAL TIME!"

"I wish people could see the magic that happens in a Laughing Academy class..."

- Kate A.

"I WAS A LITTLE SELF CONSCIOUS AT FIRST... BUT WHAT AN ENTERTAINING NIGHT!"

"THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PARTY SUCH A SUCCESS. THE GIRLS HAD A MAGICAL TIME!"

"I wish people could see the magic that happens in a Laughing Academy class..."

 - Pamela S. 

"THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PARTY SUCH A SUCCESS. THE GIRLS HAD A MAGICAL TIME!"

"THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE PARTY SUCH A SUCCESS. THE GIRLS HAD A MAGICAL TIME!"

"Kim made us all feel comfortable, and able to let loose. we can't wait to do it again!"

 - Rachel R. 

"Kim made us all feel comfortable, and able to let loose. we can't wait to do it again!"

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

"Kim made us all feel comfortable, and able to let loose. we can't wait to do it again!"

- Katie L.

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

- Jackie P.

"A FUN SETTING THAT WAS ALSO CONFIDENCE-BUILDING. such a wonderful class!"

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

"MY child enthusiastically told me she wants to go every week. I highly recommend these classes!"

 - Michelle L. 

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