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The Laughing Academy



Anthony Bonazzo


Fri, Jan 19

8:00 pm  Tickets: $25







Fresh from recording his special “This is 45”, headliner Anthony Bonazzo brings his special brand of humor to Skokie. His previous special, "Northside/Southside” was picked by TUBI after several clips went viral!! He has starred in videos for The Onion, performed in the Breakout Comedy Festival at Second City, and was a Semi-Finalist in Stand Up NBC. He recently opened for Michael Che (SNL) at The Riviera Theater Chicago, Vir Das and Adam Carolla at Park West Theater. He has also opened for Kathleen Madigan, Jessica Kirson, and Roy Wood Jr. once said of his comedy "You can tell he works the Northside and Southside of Chicago." He has Headlined Zanies, The Comedy Bar, and is a regular at Clubs all over the Midwest.


Join Anthony and special guests for a hilarious night of comedy, including:


Prateek Srivastava is a nationally touring comedian based in Chicago. His debut comedy album "Nick and Sheila's Kid" debuted #1 on ITunes Charts and #1 on Amazon's Best Sellar List! Prateek was recently selected for the fourth time as a regional finalist for NBC's Stand Up Talent Search.Prateek has performed for a number of prestigious organizations including United Airlines, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MoveOn.Org, ZeeTV and the United States Embassy! He has also entertained colleges including Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Marquette University, and DePaul University.


The Laughing Academy, founded by former Second City actress, writer and performer, Kim Greene Hiller, offers classes in improv and story-telling for students of all ages at their studio in suburban Glenview.  For more information, visit



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