Founded in 2011 by veteran improv comedy performer, actor, and school teacher Kim Greene Hiller, THE LAUGHING ACADEMY began as a public school-based extra-curricular program serving children in the Glenview Public School System.
Immediately embraced by the students and their families, THE LAUGHING ACADEMY took off, expanding quickly to eventually offer more than 40 year-long classes across 12 area schools, and impacting the education of over 3,000 students.
In addition, THE LAUGHING ACADEMY produces annual "Student Jam" free public performances, and its students have performed at charity events for Youth Services of Glenview / Northbrook and Children's Aid, and even opened for comedian Henry Cho.
Thanks to THE LAUGHING ACADEMY's powerful impact, parents and kids began requesting additional opportunities for classes, as well as offerings for teens, and in 2019 the school proudly announced classes at its new permanent location - 3230 Glenview Road, Glenview.
As THE LAUGHING ACADEMY celebrates ten years in our community,
we are proud to be part of the lives of so many families, and look forward to laughing our way through the next decade with each and every one of you!
THE LAUGHING ACADEMY IN THE NEWS
LOCAL COMEDIANS SHINE AT SOLD-OUT SHOW AT THE LAUGHING ACADEMY
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HOLLYWOOD WRITER, PRODUCER BRINGS STAR POWER TO THE LAUGHING ACADEMY
COMEDY GROUP PRODUCES SOLD OUT SHOW IN GLENVIEW
LAUGHING ACADEMYOFFERS TRAINING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND WORKSHOPS
LAUGHING ACADEMY HELPS KIDS PUT IMPROV CENTER STAGE