Shannon Bacchus is a Chicago based comedian and creative. She holds a degree in Communication from the College of Charleston. Her love of comedy started at a young age while taking improv classes in high school and obsessively watching Saturday Night Live instead of doing normal high school things like dating and studying. She realized she was going to pursue a career in comedy when in college she saw her friend perform stand-up at an open mic, and they were terrible. She thought to herself "Well dang, I can do that." And she did. A lot.
While in college Shannon honed her skills as a stand-up, but still had to go to class and graduate. So for her senior capstone research she studied how loud an audience laughs at stand-up shows vs. improv shows.
And the College approved and supported this and paid for all of her show tickets and for her to travel to Austin, TX to present her research to a panel of communication specialists.
Since then Shannon has dedicated herself to the craft of comedy and performance.
Some of Shannon's training includes graduating from the improv program at iO, and the Conservatory at Second City. She has trained at the Second City Training Center in writing for sketch comedy, improv, and comedic acting. She also completed the Comedy Studies program through Columbia College Chicago.
Shannon is a cast member in the National Touring Company of Mission Improvable and the co-founder of CatNip Cabaret. She is also on the celebrated teams: Improvised Jane Austen and Burlesque is More. She performs with those groups weekly at iO and The Annoyance Theater. See below for more show dates & contact info for bookings.
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