Improv and Stand-Up

Latchkey Kid laying on the ground in a circle, their heads next to each other. They are rehearsing.

Latchkey Kid Rehearsal (2022)


Maggie was a member of Loyola's Latchkey Kid Improv Team from 2018-2022, beginning August of her freshman year and ending in May of her senior year. The team performed weekly at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago until the theater's temporary closure in 2020. Along with this, they performed often at various theaters in Chicago, including the Playground Theatre, the Laugh Out Loud Theatre, the ClusterFunk Improv Festival, and opening twice at Second City. The team was a finalist at the 2020 Regional College Improv Tournament, held at Comedy Sportz, and were awarded as the Best Special Interest Organization by Loyola's Campus Activities Network in 2020.

In August of 2022, Maggie was accepted to Second City's Conservatory Training Program, where she will continue her studies with comedy, improv, and sketch-work beginning in September, 2022. She is currently performing in Improv Playhouse's original improvised production Monologue Mixtape, where she will be touring to schools throughout the Chicagoland area. 


Starting in the winter of 2022, Maggie began work as a solo performer. After joining a five-week open mic workshop, where she would perform new material weekly, she began performing at open mics. Since her beginning in 2022, she has performed in public numerous times. As a comedian, she presents her life from an absurdist lens, exposing her audiences to the strange life she's lived and her even stranger sense of humor. In July of 2022, she began enrolling in stand-up centric comedy classes at Second City in Chicago, where she was able to study the formulaic aspects of comedy and storytelling.

Maggie Smith performing stand-up. She is holding a mic and wearing a black and white jumpsuit.

Performance at Ireland's Pub (2022)