Hosting special events/weddings, awards ceremonies, corporate parties, children's parties (complete with a musical show), performing short form or long form improv, character presentations, you name it!
Jeanette is a trained improviser and actor in the Chicago-area. She's hosting trivia for 5+ years, has a children's show, and produces and acts throughout the city. She has her BA in Theater, and has done a range of events as listed above.
As far as vibe/tone, Jeanette can do a range from deadpan sarcastic, to bright and bubbly (much like her profile picture). Humor is a common denominator in her presentation, it just depends on what style of humor you want her to cater to.
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From the moment she arrived, Jeanette was nothing but pleasant, professional, and funny. She was helpful in getting everyone rounded up, and was able to control the rowdy room from the beginning to the end. I would highly recommend requesting Jeanette, as she is polished, experienced, and great to work with.
My husband and I hired Jeanette to emcee our wedding six years ago, and she did an amazing job. She was funny, heartfelt, and she kept the timing and pace of the wedding going all night. She sat down with us before the wedding and talked with us about what we wanted the night to look like: so the actual night she was prepared, and had funny little anecdotes to keep the crowd engaged. I was super pleased with her performance. I would definitely hire her for my next wedding. Hahaha, just kidding!
Response from Comedic Hosting, Improvising, Event Facilitating:
This was such a fun event; people I knew from HS, knew that I had a background in performance and asked me to be a part of their big day. The officiant was a HS teacher, and I was able to work with him as well to keep the theme of the whole day in honor of the bride and groom. There was several speeches, and I was in place of a DJ. A very fun, and successful, event.
Jeanette is a consummate professional in every way. She enjoys working the crowd and always brings an upbeat positive attitude to her work. Highly recommended!
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
Jeanette is a trained improv comic, as well as a veteran show and trivia host. This means that she runs the gamut of producing material based around a theme of your choice, or taking your event details and presenting them to an audience of engaged listeners, or anything in between.
She has done improv for youth and adults alike, can play to an audience of 7 or 70 year old party members.
She is not afraid to act silly, and is inspired by the theme and concept of whatever your event is aiming for. If you want a character to announce awards, or a facilitator to deliver important information, she's ready to mold to all of your needs.
She is very engaging and crowds warm up to her quickly. She has boisterous, resonant voice commands attention the very moment she takes the stage.
Bachelors of Arts in Theater and International Studies from the University of Denver. Graduate of Second City and iO Training Centers. Assistant Director and performer in a weekly children's show. Member of Second City's House Company (Fall 2015). Hosts private event trivia, weekly bar trivia, currently producing a karaoke competition show. Performs regularly at iO, ComedySportz, Under the Gun, and Bughouse Theater.
Videos of emcee/hosting available upon request.
Additional Booking Notes
Able to work with little to no tech; always helpful to have a mic is there's more than 30 people. If you want something personal incorporated into the performance, I'm happy to work with you on special, personalized content.
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