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.