Yes! I’m so glad you’re here! Hi!!!
I’m Margaret, your tour guide (best tour guide in Chicago, AHEM) hello…hi…hello…
A little about me:
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, so I’m from here. It is apparent in all that I do, my accent, the way I cross the street, the way I don’t eat ketchup on my hot dogs. I moved to the city after college and started at the Second City Comedy Club. I kissed a number of relatively famous people and wandered through the city in a hazy gauze of pride mixed with a total ignorance of history, architecture or anything important that happened here.
Then, I did the smartest, dumbest thing I have ever done.
I moved to New York City.
What was I thinking? A pragmatic Chicagoan, a child of the Second City – spinning her wheels in the the First City? It was not what I imagined. I had fun in NYC and I’m thankful I learned another city (these are the nice things I have to say about NYC) but I moved home, fast.
When I got back to Chicago I promised never to take it for granted again – and I haven’t, not one day. I became a tour guide 10 years ago (the best tour guide in Chicago, ahem) and it was the greatest turn anyone’s life has ever taken.
My improv and comedy training guarantee that you won’t be bored; you won’t get a scripted same old same old from me. I’ve never given the same tour twice, not ever. I work hard to certify my information is correct and on point, I may be an improviser, but I don’t make stuff up!
My passion for this beautiful city will promise you all the drama, peaks, valleys, comedy and love that this city has to offer. Each tour is it’s own unique adventure and that’s what makes me fall in love with my work over and over. I keep my groups small, because that’s how I prefer it, and it’s better for all of us.
I’m very much looking forward to meeting you and excited to get out on the streets!