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The Power of Comedy

The LA Times claims, "the power of comedy is subplot in agency war."

Will Ferrell Joins Hollywood Elite with Star on Walk of Fame

From the Groundlings, to SNL, to infinate stardom, Will Ferrell's name is now immortalized on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Interview with alum, Michael Aspinwall

"As a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television and a member of The Groundlings, Michael has an impressive history and a bright future. We talked in-depth about his time in the WWE, his memorable job right out of college and what the future holds for this awesome actor."

BWW Reviews: Groundlings Dead or Alive

"Groundlings Dead or Alive, Groundling's latest Friday & Saturday night show makes you howl in their successful mix of improv and scripted skits of their snapshots of some absurd and some very real life situations."

Sunday Company Member Jared Nigro teams up with Comedy Central

"Broken People (working title) Jared and Taylor have it all: an apartment, a robust relationship and a deep-seeded fear that they will never achieve the happiness that everyone else seems to experience. Comedy ensues."

Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy Head Ghostbusters Cast

"Director Paul Feig tweets that McCarthy and Wiig will be joined by Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as leads in all-female reboot of beloved 80s film"

The Groundlings Children’s Show: Laughter all around

The Groundlings perform for children at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Groundlings Perform at 2015 Miami Improv Festival

Headliner, The Groundlings, imports LA’s most coveted comic actors to Miami for two MIF 2015 performances

The Art Of: Comedy

"Immediately when they said that you start out with improv, and how you start writing for yourself I thought, 'God that is so impowering'"- Michaela Watkins, on first hearing about the Groundlings. Michaela, in addition to other notable alum, speak about the incredible magic that occurs at the Groundlings Theater in an interview with Ovation.

‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement

Tony Cavalero, a regular at The Groundlings improv theater, will play Dewey Finn.

The Glue

No less than Lorne Michaels once wondered if Hartman hadn’t “touched greatness” more than any SNL cast member. Yet Hartman’s genius is the toughest to properly appreciate. “He was definitely a guy that was in everything,” Mandel said. “And he could play anything. Yet you never got a sense that everybody knew exactly who he was.”

Lisa Kudrow reflects on life as a Groundlings student

Lisa Kudrow recounts some of her fondest experiences with the Groundlings, mentioning how they helped shape her as an actor and a human being.

The Groundlings: Comedy's Proving Ground

Before Will Farrell, Kristen Wiig and Will Forte rose to Saturday Night Live stardom, they all got their start at The Groundlings comedy club in Los Angeles.

L.A. Actors Stay Grounded at the Groundlings

The Groundlings Theatre & School in Los Angeles has now been home to budding careers for 40 years, and the institution will be dedicating a whole month to celebrating the accomplishment.

Images From the Groundlings 40th Anniversary Gala

Lots of photos of the fun!

Notable Groundlings alumni return for the 40th Anniversary

Kristen Wiig, Jim Rash, Phil LaMarr, Mindy Sterling, Jennifer Coolidge, Taran Killam, and others came to join the month-long celebration to commemorate 40 years of Groundlings.

Matt Cook Books

Groundling Matt Cook recently booked the TBS Pilot "Buzz!"

Brennen, Brennen, Everywhere!

Watch for Timothy Brennen in the season finale of Trophy Wife in a scene with alumni Nat Faxon. Current company member, Michaela Watkins, appears in the same episode. Tim will also be playing a CIA Agent in an upcoming episode of Hawaii Five -0.

Mindy Sterling: Random Roles

Check out the lovely alumna as she chats with the AV Club

Groundlings 40th Anniversary

The Groundlings Celebrate 40 years of bringing laughter to Los Angeles.

A New Groundlings Podcast!

David Hoffman talks with Steve Little about the "little" things in life. Click here to listen!

Tony Cavalero goes Paramount!

Check out the trailer for his new film, Ghost Team One!

All the beans are spilled in The Hollywood Reporter's Article on The Groundlings

Probably no institution has shaped the contours of modern American comedy more than a vest-pocket theater housed in a former massage parlor on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

Alumni Brian Palermo Wrote A Book!

It's all about communication and how IMPROV helps one do it well. Get it here

Michaela Watkins is IN A WORLD...

Spot Groundling's Michaela Watkins and Sunday Alumna Stephanie Allynne in the new film, "In A World..."

Groundlings' Mikey Day Hired on SNL

Please welcome SNL's newest writer Mikey Day! Click here for details

Jim Rash Descends Onto The Groundlings Podcast

Alumn Jim Rash reflects Way Way Back on his time at the Groundlings!

The God of SNL Will See You Now...

Ferrell, Wiig, Parnell, Gasteyer, Killam and others share stories of their SNL auditions here.

The God of SNL Will See You Now...

Ferrell, Wiig, Parnell, Gasteyer, Killam and others share stories of their SNL auditions here.


Groundlings Alumni, Cheryl Hines & Rachael Harris star as themselves in this hilarious, self-deprecating web-series written by Julie Welch. Watch the trailer.

Checkout Michaela Watkins in the new show

Trophy Wife

Groundlings U

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash talk to the LA Times about the Way Way Back and their time at Groundlings!

New Press on Groundlings Online University

Campus Circle thinks Groundlings Online University is A+!!! Read their review HERE!

The Groundlings Enroll KTLA!

Catch some of your favorite Main Company members on KTLA in this fun clip!

Roy Jenkins in your ears!

An all-new episode of The Groundlings Podcast is here!

Bust out your Ear-Buds!!!

An all-new episode of The Groundlings Podcast is here!

Jim Rash & Nat Faxon's directorial debut!

"The Way Way Back" which hits theaters on July 5th. Click here to watch the interview.

Eye on L.A. feature!

The Groundlings was featured on ABC7 as part of Eye on LA! Check out interviews with alumni Stephanie Courtney, Mindy Sterling and Taran Killam!

The Heat is on!

Check out Groundlings Alumna, Melissa McCarthy in her new movie, THE HEAT!

Groundlings Laird Macintosh and Annie Sertich guest star in the new feature, FEEDING MR. BALDWIN

Trailer and more details HERE!!

The 2nd Annual Groundlings Comedy Festival

May 25th is your day for laughs! Buy your all-day wristband now for entrance to all shows and a drink token!

Annie Sertich and Mindy Sterling Get Animated!

Check out their Porta-Party!

Groundlings Master Class Fundraiser!

Get your learn on with these specialty MASTER CLASSES!

Alumna Directoral Debut!

Groundlings alumna, Cherie Kerr has directed her first feature comedy starring Groundlings founder Gary Austin! WE'VE GOT BALLS will premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival in late April!

Congratulations to Groundling Ariane Price, "A Girl and A Gun"

Ariane Price just booked a role in the new Terrence Howard and Christopher Walken movie "A Girl and A Gun"

Melissa McCarthy is hosting SNL tomorrow night!

Watch this promo clip with fellow Groundlings Alumus Taran Killam.

An all-new Puppet High!

It's here!

Opening Weekend of "Identity Thief" starring Groundlings alum Melissa McCarthy

"Identity Thief" has scored the "biggest opening of 2013", landing it among the "top five openings of R rated movies of all time".

New Releases: Puppet High Episodes 4-6

Puppet High episodes 4-6 will be launched this month on!

Groundlings Alumni Improvise the Golden Globes

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig stole the show at the 2013 Golden Globes by improvising their entire presentation!

Happy New Year!

2013 is here with a bevy of new shows! Check out what the Mystery Box has to offer!

10, 9, 8, 7...

Don't miss the New Years Eve Spectacular!

Groundlings goes to the Dogs

Kevin Kirkpatrick and Allison Dunbar star in this special message about our fuzzy friends. Adoption Revolution.

Phil LaMarr's web series, INSIDE THE LEGEND.

history and fiction's most notorious figures, and dig deep into the darkest recesses of their soul to pour hot, steaming light on history's mysteries. Check it out

Groundlings Allison & Kevin help support pet adoption!

Cute, funny and important message! check out this video!

Some Ho Ho Ho's and Ha Ha Ha's

The Groundlings Holiday Show opens November 30th! It's a Groundlings tradition you won't want to miss!

The Best of the Best!

"Best of Groundlings" returns with your favorite sketches and performers! Catch it this weekend only, November 23rd and 24th!

Taran S(h)aves Movember

Taran Killam joins up with members of The Groundlings Movember Team to raise awareness of men's health in this video!

Music To Your Ears

The Looney Tunes Show's Ben Falcone speaks with David Hoffman in the newest Groundlings Podcast!

The Seemingly Infinite Loop of Great Groundlings Shows

LA Magazine talks about Groundlings and the future of comedy. Read the article HERE!

A MASTER of a performance

Check out Groundling Jillian Bell in PT Anderson's newest feature, "The Master." In theaters now!

Congrats to Nat!

Great review for Ben & Kate in the LA Times! Click Here

Groundlings All Night Diner


Did they just say...

Groundlings and Special guests share embarrassing, mortifying, and hilariously wrong stories on the S#!T My Folks Don't Know Podcast! Now Live!

Jillian Bell, from Curb to Partners!

Is there anything Jillian can't do! Check out this article on one of our favorite Groundlings!

First Look at Jim Rash and Nat Faxon's The Way, Way Back

Check out a first glimpse here!

Maruyama 2012!

Check out alumna and current Sunday Company Director Karen Maruyama in Will Ferrell's new movie, The Campaign!

The Groundlings Podcast Goes MAD!

Michael McDonald sits down with David Hoffman for the newest episode of The Groundlings Podcast!

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

Groundlings Greg Worswick and Tony Cavalero will be heading to Montreal to perform in the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

The Kitchen Is Open at Groundlings All-Night Diner

Come see sneak peeks of the newest sketch comedy from The Groundlings, Friday at 10PM!

The Tonight Show with Groundlings Alumni!

Brian Palermo, Stephanie Courtney, and Jordan Black appear on tomorrow night's "Tonight Show!"

Nat Faxon Leads New Show on FOX!

Check out Nat in Ben And Kate this fall!

Order Up!

Groundlings All-Night Diner begins workshops this week under the direction of Alumna, Deanna Oliver!

New Groundlings!

Congrats to the newest 3 Groundlings, Tony Cavalero, H Michael Croner, and Allison Dunbar!

KTLA & Groundlings

St. Groundlings Orphanage cast members were featured in numerous live hits on KTLA this morning as part of "Allie's Favorite Things"!

Chris Parnell and Baseball

Thank goodness this ESPN writer makes calls on sports, not comedy in this Chris Parnell origin story.

Before and After in Curbed!

Check out this awesome article on our new stage!

Edi Patterson

has landed the last lead in Rebel Wilson’s CBS comedy pilot Super Fun Night from Warner Bros TV and Conan O’Brien’s Conaco.

Grand Re-Opening!

We re-open the theatre April 5th! Come in and see a show on our beautiful new stage!

How Quickly Things Chage!

Check our website, facebook, and twitter daily to see pics of our set under construction!

The Groundlings Jamboree!

Check out the full Groundlings Jamboree schedule HERE!

Michaela Watkins in new Apatow Film!

Don't miss Michaela alongside Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in "Wanderlust," in theaters now!

Groundlings Team Up for a New Movie!

Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are at it again after their recent Academy Award win with a new script starring alumna Kristin Wiig! Check out the details!

Groundlings Bring Home Gold!

Congrats to Jim Rash and Nat Faxon on their Academy Award win! Also a huge cheer for Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Annie Mumolo for being nominated!

The Groundlings & Alumni Benefit and Silent Auction

Special guests are getting announced as the date gets closer! See who's in so far!

Melissa McCarthy Ben Falcone take CBS!

Congrats to Alumni Melissa and Ben on their new show!

Bridesmaids Sets VOD Record!

The girls from the Groundlings keep on impressing everyone!

A few seats still available!

Get your tickets to the gala opening of Groundlings Zombie Apocalypse on February 17th!


Congratulations to Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy for their Oscar nominations! We couldn't be more proud!

"The Descendants" is Golden!

Congrats to Jim Rash and Nat Faxon as "The Descendants" brings home a Golden Globe!

More Awards?! Indeedy!

Congrats to Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for their WGA screenplay nominations!

Happy New Year From The Groundlings!

And just as the Mayans predicted, it will be filled with comedy.

Groundlings Goes Award-Crazy!

Congrats to the Bridesmaids ladies along with Jim Rash and Nat Faxon for their SAG and Golden Globe nominations!

A double-dose of Mitch!

Catch Mitch Silpa on 2 Broke Girls Monday at 8:30PM and then again next Monday in Mitch and Edi Making Love!

Tis the Season

For the Groundlings Holiday Show! Don't miss out on a month of hilarious holiday comedy!

Turkey Time!

We will be closed on Thursday so we can stay at home and think about how grateful we are for our amazing patrons and students. Happy Thanksgiving!

Groundlings Script Gets NY Times Critic's Pick!

Jim Rash and Nat Faxon's script, The Descendants, just got an incredible review from the NY Times. Check it out HERE!

Season's Groundlings!

The Holiday Show is just around the corner. You can get your tickets HERE!

Will Ferrell Awarded The Mark Twain Award for Comedy

Congrats Will! Read all about it in this Washington Post article!

SHOTS! The Rehab Remix hits YouTube!

Jeremy Rowley and Mikey Day show what happens when America's Party Anthem boys go sober in their new video!

Winwood's a Hit!

Check out the LA WEEKLY review of Beverly Winwood Presents: The Actor's Showcase!

Melissa McCarthy Live From New York

In case you missed SNL last week, check out our Groundling Alumna in action!

Melissa McCarthy on The Early Show

Check out Academy Award winning Alumna, Melissa on the Early Show here!

New Black Version Dates!

Grab your tickets now for new shows on September 26th and October 18th!

Start the week off right...

With some bloopers from Groundlings Alumni in Bridesmaids!

Just Down the Street...

Don't miss Groundling Andrew Friedman in Stones in His Pockets, now playing at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose!

By Popular Demand

A limited number of Live Nude Groundlings shirts will be released in Army Green! To grab these collector's shirts, visit the Groundlings Merch Stand!

Groundlings Alum Emmy Nods!

Congrats to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kent Sublette for their nominations this year!

Annie on the TV

Catch Annie Sertich in a new Downey commercial and Metro PCS spot.

New Box Office Record with "Bridesmaids!"

"Bridesmaids" has won the distinction of becoming the top R-rated female comedy ever, overtaking "Sex and the City"!

Schurga the Oregonian

Lisa just got back from Portland where she filmed 2 episodes of TNT's Leverage. Look for it this fall.

Leno & Palermo

Catch Groundling Alumn Brian Palermo on the Tonight Show!

10 Years Crazy

What a great night at the Crazy Uncle Joe Show 10 Year Anniversary! Thanks to CUBE for the great cheese and snacks!

Krafty Groundlings

See Michael Naughton and Andrew Freidman in a series of 10 commercials w/ Bob Odenkirk for Kraft Mac n Cheese.

Groundlings Ladies on ABC

See the awesome Bridesmaids interview about The Groundlings Theatre and School HERE!

Bridesmaids is Opening May 13th!

Don't miss a slew of Groundlings and Alum in Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids!

Groundlings TShirt Contest

Our TShirts will be here soon thanks to the great folks at ooShirts! Congrats to the winner, Matt Solomowitz!

Groundlings Fundraiser at True Food Kitchen

May 5th!
Click here for details!

Groundlings Makes Bail

Don't miss out on the preview of Groundlings State Penitentiary, Fridays at 10PM! Grand Opening May 6th!

The Dean and Dr Drew

Jim Rash is the special guest on Love Lines, Monday March 28th! Tune in to the radio!

Groundlings <3's Japan

Thank you for helping us donate $1000 to the relief efforts in Japan. To further contribute please go here.

Schurga is Comedy Shorts Bound!

Lisa Schurga's video Six, Nine was just chosen as an Official Selection in the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

The Most Magical Channel on Earth!

You can see Michael Naughton in an upcoming episode of Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel!

President's Day with Timothy Brennen

Tim will be playing one of our nation's founding fathers in some comedic spots for Citizens Bank.

Sertich on Your Television

You can see Annie in upcoming Comcast and Bridgestone Tire commercials this spring.

Jeremy Wants to be Your Valentine!

Jeremy Rowley can be see in tonight's Modern Family!

Scott Beehner + NBC makes a Perfect Couple

Check out Groundling Scott Beehner on this Thursday's "Perfect Couples!"

Mitch Silpa is "In Plain Sight!"

You can see Mitch in his new recurring role on USA Network's IN PLAIN SIGHT!

One Small Step for Man...

See Michael Naughton as Neil Armstrong on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the 27th!

Timothy Brennen Gets Dirty

See him as a disgruntled coal miner on an upcoming episode of "Justified" on FX.

Lisa Schurga's Newest Video Is Out!

See "Six, Nine" here.

Taran Killam Comes Alive with Jim Carrey

See him in this hilarious sketch from last week's SNL

Catch Edi Patterson in PSIFF!

Don't miss Edi in her new film, "Thanks"!

Nerd vs Geek: Phil LaMarr Speaks to CNN

In CNN's article, LaMarr gives his two cents. Check out the full article.

Edi Patterson on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Check her out on an upcoming Episode

Groundlings Holiday Show Director Announced

And it's Damon Jones! Don't miss out on the crazy seasonal fun, starting November 26th!

Andrew Friedman Mocks It Up!

Andrew Friedman stars in Golf Millions, which premieres at MockFest in Hollywood 11/13 at Raleigh Studios!

S#*! Groundlings Say

Check out Groundlings Alumn Tim Bagley, recurring on "S#*! My Dad Says," Thursdays on CBS!

Groundlings Abound On Leno

You can catch Tim Brennen as Moses on an upcoming Jay Leno alongside Charlotte Newhouse and Mikey Day!

Familiar Faces on SNL

Don't miss Groundling's Kristen Wiig, Taran Killam, and Sunday Alumna Nasim Pedrad on Saturday's season premiere of SNL (9/25)!

Mike & Molly

Our own Melissa McCarthy stars on CBS's Mike & Molly every Monday at 9:30!

Groundlings' Recent Appearance on Chelsea Lately

Jeremy Rowley, Allison Dunbar, and Fortune Feimster recently appeared on Chelsea Lately. Check it out for yourselves!

Congratulations to Groundling Tim Brennen

Main Company member Tim Brennen booked a lead role in the Indie Feature, "The Ghost and The Whale"; a psychological drama shot in Bodega Bay, California.

Pam and Sid's Port-a-Party

Annie is currently creating/writing/voicing an animated pilot for Nickelodeon with fellow alum Mindy Sterling. The pilot is based on a short that just launched Nick's iPad app and is in the Annecy International Animation Festival.

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