Who is KT Speetzen, and Why Should You Care?


• Creator of The Mother Cluckers comedy troupe

• a 20+ year comic with storytelling and stand-up training

• a Nationally Board Certified Educator with her Masters in Education and has taught at both the university and middle school level

• a former Associate Producer for A&E, The History Channel, and National Geographic Channel

• a hoot and a delight

Dying to learn more? Read on, my friends.

Storytelling and Training for Your Business

Storytelling: For More Than Just the Campfire

Storytelling has been the cornerstone of the human experience for millennia. It’s how we connect, share new ideas, and develop communities. Storytelling is not only the way to resonate with consumers, but the way teams can best engage with one another. Whether you’re looking to reach hundreds of clients with a keynote address, emerge as a leader in your field, inspire those you work with or just engage in a more meaningful way with coworkers, comedic storytelling ensures you are dynamically delivering your message.

This Is Going to Help Us How, Exactly?

Comedic Storytelling is a powerful way to:

• bring firms and clients together through intimate bonding experiences

• help with awkward one-on-one client experiences – the close the sale dinner, the cold call, etc. – by helping your team develop an arsenal of stories to use to engage your audience to retain clients due to well established personal connections

Comedic storytelling also has an impact beyond the client relationship. Scientific studies have proven that people who laugh at work are more productive, creative, and oh yeah, happier! A recent 700-person participant study in Britain showed that people who were exposed to 10 minutes of comedy per day led to up to a 20% jump in productivity.

Additional studies prove:

Rational engagement is based on the stimulation of the mind, whereas emotional engagement is based upon the stimulation of the heart. In today’s age of brand experience, it seems that emotional engagement is proving to be more and more critical to achieving winning results and effective storytelling is at the heart of this movement.” Forbes Magazine, October 2017

“Having scientific support for generating happiness-productivity cycles within the workforce should … help managers to justify work-practices aimed at boosting happiness on productivity grounds.” Fortune Magazine, October 2015



Upcoming Engagments

2018 Speaking Events

Breakfast & Conversations, Creative Women’s Co. – February 2018, Chicago, IL

The Bachmann Circle Dinner*, Flintridge Preparatory School – March 2018, Los Angeles, CA

Type-A: The Business of Blogging Annual Conference* – September 2018, Chicago, IL

Boss Rising Accelerator*, The Boss Rising Group – September 2018, Chicago, IL

Chicago Creative Women’s Brunch – November 2018, Chicago IL

* Denotes VIP Presenter

2018 Comedy Engagements

The Mother Cluckers – Monthly Producer and Performer, La Grange, IL

The Kates – January 2018, Chicago IL

The Kates – February 2018, Chicago IL

The H Foundation Comedy for Cancer – March 2018, La Grange IL


About KT

KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC and the founder of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. KT’s passion for comedy began as a wee tyke by binging on SNL, ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, Margaret Cho specials, and pretty much anything she could get her hands on. Beginning her comedy career at 16 in Los Angeles stand-up, KT continued her comedy education at Northwestern University where she performed with NSTV. KT continues to perform in the Chicagoland area with various comedy troupes, including her own: The Mother Cluckers.

In addition, KT earned her Masters in Education from DePaul University and has taught at both the middle school and university level. KT’s love of comedy was essential to connecting with her students and made the days a lot of fun. While teaching for the Chicago Public Schools KT earned her National Board Teaching Certificate, which designated her a Master Teacher, the highest teaching credential currently available for educators. Prior to teaching, KT was an Associate Producer for documentary programming for A&E, The History Channel, and The National Geographic Channel. KT has been a featured speaker for businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the country and has taught a storytelling course on the importance of returning narrative to underrepresented minority communities for Illinois State University education fellows.

KT lives in Chicago with her family and Ginger, The Wonder Pup.


Thank you for your interest in having KT Speetzen work with your group! Please inquire below.