Latest Updates


Matt Cook Books

3/18/2014
Groundling Matt Cook recently booked the TBS Pilot "Buzz!"

Brennen, Brennen, Everywhere!

3/12/2014
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

2/26/2014
Check out the lovely alumna as she chats with the AV Club

A New Groundlings Podcast!

10/17/2013
David Hoffman talks with Steve Little about the "little" things in life. Click here to listen!

Tony Cavalero goes Paramount!

10/15/2013
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

9/19/2013
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!

9/4/2013
It's all about communication and how IMPROV helps one do it well. Get it here

Michaela Watkins is IN A WORLD...

8/26/2013
Spot Groundling's Michaela Watkins and Sunday Alumna Stephanie Allynne in the new film, "In A World..."

Groundlings' Mikey Day Hired on SNL

8/23/2013
Please welcome SNL's newest writer Mikey Day! Click here for details

Jim Rash Descends Onto The Groundlings Podcast

8/22/2013
Alumn Jim Rash reflects Way Way Back on his time at the Groundlings!

The God of SNL Will See You Now...

8/22/2013
Ferrell, Wiig, Parnell, Gasteyer, Killam and others share stories of their SNL auditions here.

The God of SNL Will See You Now...

8/22/2013
Ferrell, Wiig, Parnell, Gasteyer, Killam and others share stories of their SNL auditions here.

WE NEED HELP

8/20/2013
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

8/14/2013
Trophy Wife

Groundlings U

8/13/2013
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

8/1/2013
Campus Circle thinks Groundlings Online University is A+!!! Read their review HERE!

The Groundlings Enroll KTLA!

7/30/2013
Catch some of your favorite Main Company members on KTLA in this fun clip!

Roy Jenkins in your ears!

7/25/2013
An all-new episode of The Groundlings Podcast is here!

Bust out your Ear-Buds!!!

7/2/2013
An all-new episode of The Groundlings Podcast is here!

Jim Rash & Nat Faxon's directorial debut!

6/28/2013
"The Way Way Back" which hits theaters on July 5th. Click here to watch the interview.

Eye on L.A. feature!

6/21/2013
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!

6/11/2013
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

5/29/2013
Trailer and more details HERE!!

The 2nd Annual Groundlings Comedy Festival

5/13/2013
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!

4/24/2013
Check out their Porta-Party!

Groundlings Master Class Fundraiser!

4/22/2013
Get your learn on with these specialty MASTER CLASSES!

Alumna Directoral Debut!

4/9/2013
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"

4/7/2013
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!

4/5/2013
Watch this promo clip with fellow Groundlings Alumus Taran Killam.

An all-new Puppet High!

2/19/2013
It's here!

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

2/10/2013
"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

2/3/2013
Puppet High episodes 4-6 will be launched this month on aboveaverage.com!

Groundlings Alumni Improvise the Golden Globes

1/13/2013
Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig stole the show at the 2013 Golden Globes by improvising their entire presentation!

Happy New Year!

1/2/2013
2013 is here with a bevy of new shows! Check out what the Mystery Box has to offer!

10, 9, 8, 7...

12/20/2012
Don't miss the New Years Eve Spectacular!

Groundlings goes to the Dogs

12/10/2012
Kevin Kirkpatrick and Allison Dunbar star in this special message about our fuzzy friends. Adoption Revolution.

Phil LaMarr's web series, INSIDE THE LEGEND.

12/8/2012
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!

12/5/2012
Cute, funny and important message! check out this video!

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

11/27/2012
The Groundlings Holiday Show opens November 30th! It's a Groundlings tradition you won't want to miss!

The Best of the Best!

11/20/2012
"Best of Groundlings" returns with your favorite sketches and performers! Catch it this weekend only, November 23rd and 24th!

Taran S(h)aves Movember

11/12/2012
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

11/1/2012
The Looney Tunes Show's Ben Falcone speaks with David Hoffman in the newest Groundlings Podcast!

The Seemingly Infinite Loop of Great Groundlings Shows

10/22/2012
LA Magazine talks about Groundlings and the future of comedy. Read the article HERE!

A MASTER of a performance

10/8/2012
Check out Groundling Jillian Bell in PT Anderson's newest feature, "The Master." In theaters now!

Congrats to Nat!

10/2/2012
Great review for Ben & Kate in the LA Times! Click Here

Groundlings All Night Diner

9/28/2012
CLOSING WEEKEND!

Did they just say...

9/20/2012
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!

9/6/2012
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

8/30/2012
Check out a first glimpse here!

Maruyama 2012!

8/25/2012
Check out alumna and current Sunday Company Director Karen Maruyama in Will Ferrell's new movie, The Campaign!

The Groundlings Podcast Goes MAD!

8/5/2012
Michael McDonald sits down with David Hoffman for the newest episode of The Groundlings Podcast!

Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

7/24/2012
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

7/3/2012
Come see sneak peeks of the newest sketch comedy from The Groundlings, Friday at 10PM!

The Tonight Show with Groundlings Alumni!

6/29/2012
Brian Palermo, Stephanie Courtney, and Jordan Black appear on tomorrow night's "Tonight Show!"

Nat Faxon Leads New Show on FOX!

6/17/2012
Check out Nat in Ben And Kate this fall!

Order Up!

6/11/2012
Groundlings All-Night Diner begins workshops this week under the direction of Alumna, Deanna Oliver!

New Groundlings!

5/1/2012
Congrats to the newest 3 Groundlings, Tony Cavalero, H Michael Croner, and Allison Dunbar!

KTLA & Groundlings

4/30/2012
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

4/24/2012
Thank goodness this ESPN writer makes calls on sports, not comedy in this Chris Parnell origin story.

Before and After in Curbed!

4/21/2012
Check out this awesome article on our new stage!

Edi Patterson

4/16/2012
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!

4/2/2012
We re-open the theatre April 5th! Come in and see a show on our beautiful new stage!

How Quickly Things Chage!

3/26/2012
Check our website, facebook, and twitter daily to see pics of our set under construction!

The Groundlings Jamboree!

3/13/2012
Check out the full Groundlings Jamboree schedule HERE!

Michaela Watkins in new Apatow Film!

3/5/2012
Don't miss Michaela alongside Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston in "Wanderlust," in theaters now!

Groundlings Team Up for a New Movie!

2/29/2012
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!

2/27/2012
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

2/20/2012
Special guests are getting announced as the date gets closer! See who's in so far!

Melissa McCarthy Ben Falcone take CBS!

2/12/2012
Congrats to Alumni Melissa and Ben on their new show!

Bridesmaids Sets VOD Record!

2/8/2012
The girls from the Groundlings keep on impressing everyone!

A few seats still available!

2/5/2012
Get your tickets to the gala opening of Groundlings Zombie Apocalypse on February 17th!

OSCAR, IS THAT YOU?!

1/25/2012
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!

1/15/2012
Congrats to Jim Rash and Nat Faxon as "The Descendants" brings home a Golden Globe!

More Awards?! Indeedy!

1/9/2012
Congrats to Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for their WGA screenplay nominations!

Happy New Year From The Groundlings!

1/1/2012
And just as the Mayans predicted, it will be filled with comedy.

Groundlings Goes Award-Crazy!

12/12/2011
Congrats to the Bridesmaids ladies along with Jim Rash and Nat Faxon for their SAG and Golden Globe nominations!

A double-dose of Mitch!

12/9/2011
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

11/28/2011
For the Groundlings Holiday Show! Don't miss out on a month of hilarious holiday comedy!

Turkey Time!

11/22/2011
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!

11/16/2011
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!

11/7/2011
The Holiday Show is just around the corner. You can get your tickets HERE!

Will Ferrell Awarded The Mark Twain Award for Comedy

10/25/2011
Congrats Will! Read all about it in this Washington Post article!

SHOTS! The Rehab Remix hits YouTube!

10/24/2011
Jeremy Rowley and Mikey Day show what happens when America's Party Anthem boys go sober in their new video!

Winwood's a Hit!

10/18/2011
Check out the LA WEEKLY review of Beverly Winwood Presents: The Actor's Showcase!

Melissa McCarthy Live From New York

10/2/2011
In case you missed SNL last week, check out our Groundling Alumna in action!

Melissa McCarthy on The Early Show

9/25/2011
Check out Academy Award winning Alumna, Melissa on the Early Show here!

New Black Version Dates!

9/14/2011
Grab your tickets now for new shows on September 26th and October 18th!

Start the week off right...

9/12/2011
With some bloopers from Groundlings Alumni in Bridesmaids!

Just Down the Street...

9/1/2011
Don't miss Groundling Andrew Friedman in Stones in His Pockets, now playing at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose!

By Popular Demand

8/24/2011
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!

8/10/2011
Congrats to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kent Sublette for their nominations this year!

Annie on the TV

7/20/2011
Catch Annie Sertich in a new Downey commercial and Metro PCS spot.

New Box Office Record with "Bridesmaids!"

7/5/2011
"Bridesmaids" has won the distinction of becoming the top R-rated female comedy ever, overtaking "Sex and the City"!

Schurga the Oregonian

6/27/2011
Lisa just got back from Portland where she filmed 2 episodes of TNT's Leverage. Look for it this fall.

Leno & Palermo

6/24/2011
Catch Groundling Alumn Brian Palermo on the Tonight Show!

10 Years Crazy

6/22/2011
What a great night at the Crazy Uncle Joe Show 10 Year Anniversary! Thanks to CUBE for the great cheese and snacks!

Krafty Groundlings

5/25/2011
See Michael Naughton and Andrew Freidman in a series of 10 commercials w/ Bob Odenkirk for Kraft Mac n Cheese.

Groundlings Ladies on ABC

5/16/2011
See the awesome Bridesmaids interview about The Groundlings Theatre and School HERE!

Bridesmaids is Opening May 13th!

5/9/2011
Don't miss a slew of Groundlings and Alum in Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig's Bridesmaids!

Groundlings TShirt Contest

4/29/2011
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

4/24/2011
May 5th!
Click here for details!

Groundlings Makes Bail

4/11/2011
Don't miss out on the preview of Groundlings State Penitentiary, Fridays at 10PM! Grand Opening May 6th!

The Dean and Dr Drew

3/25/2011
Jim Rash is the special guest on Love Lines, Monday March 28th! Tune in to the radio!

Groundlings <3's Japan

3/23/2011
Thank you for helping us donate $1000 to the relief efforts in Japan. To further contribute please go here.

Schurga is Comedy Shorts Bound!

3/9/2011
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!

3/1/2011
You can see Michael Naughton in an upcoming episode of Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel!

President's Day with Timothy Brennen

2/21/2011
Tim will be playing one of our nation's founding fathers in some comedic spots for Citizens Bank.

Sertich on Your Television

2/14/2011
You can see Annie in upcoming Comcast and Bridgestone Tire commercials this spring.

Jeremy Wants to be Your Valentine!

2/9/2011
Jeremy Rowley can be see in tonight's Modern Family!

Scott Beehner + NBC makes a Perfect Couple

2/8/2011
Check out Groundling Scott Beehner on this Thursday's "Perfect Couples!"

Mitch Silpa is "In Plain Sight!"

2/1/2011
You can see Mitch in his new recurring role on USA Network's IN PLAIN SIGHT!

One Small Step for Man...

1/24/2011
See Michael Naughton as Neil Armstrong on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on the 27th!

Timothy Brennen Gets Dirty

1/20/2011
See him as a disgruntled coal miner on an upcoming episode of "Justified" on FX.

Lisa Schurga's Newest Video Is Out!

1/16/2011
See "Six, Nine" here.

Taran Killam Comes Alive with Jim Carrey

1/12/2011
See him in this hilarious sketch from last week's SNL

Catch Edi Patterson in PSIFF!

1/2/2011
Don't miss Edi in her new film, "Thanks"!

Nerd vs Geek: Phil LaMarr Speaks to CNN

12/3/2010
In CNN's article, LaMarr gives his two cents. Check out the full article.

Edi Patterson on Curb Your Enthusiasm

11/29/2010
Check her out on an upcoming Episode

Groundlings Holiday Show Director Announced

11/13/2010
And it's Damon Jones! Don't miss out on the crazy seasonal fun, starting November 26th!

Andrew Friedman Mocks It Up!

11/11/2010
Andrew Friedman stars in Golf Millions, which premieres at MockFest in Hollywood 11/13 at Raleigh Studios!

S#*! Groundlings Say

10/2/2010
Check out Groundlings Alumn Tim Bagley, recurring on "S#*! My Dad Says," Thursdays on CBS!

Groundlings Abound On Leno

9/28/2010
You can catch Tim Brennen as Moses on an upcoming Jay Leno alongside Charlotte Newhouse and Mikey Day!

Familiar Faces on SNL

9/23/2010
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

9/23/2010
Our own Melissa McCarthy stars on CBS's Mike & Molly every Monday at 9:30!

Groundlings' Recent Appearance on Chelsea Lately

1/1/1900
Jeremy Rowley, Allison Dunbar, and Fortune Feimster recently appeared on Chelsea Lately. Check it out for yourselves!

Congratulations to Groundling Tim Brennen

1/1/1900
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

1/1/1900
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. http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/nick-shorts-pam-sid-port-party.html










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