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The Groundlings Announce New Sunday Show and the Return of THE GROUNDLINGS HOOK-UP APP

Broadway World - 1/4/2017
Your New Year will soon be full of laughs thanks to The Groundlings Theatre's line-up of shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with the return of "Groundlings Hook-up App" and new show "What Happens in Sunday Stays in Sunday."

Taran Killam to Join Cast of Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’

Variety - 12/14/2016
Taran Killam will make his Broadway debut in musical-theater megasmash “Hamilton,” joining the cast along with a handful of other new additions over the next few months.

Holiday ‘Ha’ works for Groundlings in their gift to the audience

Los Angeles Daily News - 11/28/2016
The Groundlings Holiday Show’s motto is to “put a little ‘Ha Ha Ha’ in your ‘Ho Ho Ho!’”

Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander, Bellamy Young & More Round The Cast Of ‘Bernard And Huey’

Deadline - 10/26/2016
Jim Rash will star as Bernard in the Jules Feiffer-scripted/Dan Mirvish-helmed film Bernard And Huey.

Wendi McLendon-Covey Teams With ‘The McCarthys’ Creator For ABC Hotel Comedy Based On Her Experiences

Deadline Hollywood - 10/24/2016
Years ago, Wendi McLendon-Covey was a floundering twentysomething working at what she has described as “a crappy hotel near Disneyland” where an old nightstand served as her desk, complete with a typewriter. Now The Goldbergs star will tap into her experiences for a comedy series project, which has landed at ABC with a script commitment plus significant penalty.

YouTube Star Anna Akana And The Groundlings Use Comedy To Empower Bullied Teens

Forbes - 10/11/2016
Jimmy Fowlie, Anna Akana and Ariane Price know the impact of bullying all to well. “I’m gay and growing up in Boston I dealt with a fair amount of it,” says Fowlie.

Saturday Night Live Writer Mikey Day Added to Season 42 Cast

Entertainment Weekly - 9/9/2016
Day, who trained at the Groundlings, was a cast member of Wild ‘n Out, and his other credits include Maya & Marty, Robot Chicken, and The Underground; he also starred in the short-lived NBC adaptation of the British comedy Kath & Kim.

Melissa McCarthy Developing Comedy Series at Fox

Variety - 9/6/2016
The box office star is developing a family comedy with Fox, Variety has learned. She is attached as an executive producer, along with her husband and producing partner, Ben Falcone. Scribes Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa are co-executive producers.

‘Ghostbusters’ Extended Edition Coming with over 3 Hours of Special Features

Collider - 8/30/2016
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call will be coming to Digital HD on September 27th and to 4K/Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 11th.

Annie Mumolo on Life After Bridesmaids and Her Secret Project with Tilda Swinton

Vanity Fair - 7/26/2016
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter sits down with Vanity Fair.

'MADtv': Meet the New Cast

Entertainment Weekly - 7/7/2016
See exclusive photos and get to know the faces of The CW's 'MADtv' revival

EXCLUSIVE: How 'Casual' Revealed a Whole New Comedic Side of Michaela Watkins to the World

Entertainment Weekly - 6/14/2016
In Hulu's Golden Globe-nominated comedy, Casual, Watkins embraces the ugliness of divorce, dating and self-discovery as Valerie, a therapist fumbling her way through her new reality after catching her husband with a younger woman. It's a noticeable departure from the zany female characters she's flawlessly played in years past.

The Real Maya Rudolph

The Wall Street Journal - 6/3/2016
The comedian on impersonating celebrities, not watching TV and her new show, ‘Maya and Marty’

Melissa McCarthy-Ben Falcone Comedy 'Nobodies' Ordered to Series at TV Land

The Hollywood Reporter - 6/2/2016
The single-camera project, produced by McCarthy and husband/actor Ben Falcone, is inspired by the real lives of writers Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (Adult Swim's Mike Tyson's Mysteries), who watched as their friends from Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings went on to star in blockbuster comedies and win Oscars while they toiled away in Hollywood.

Matt Cook Joins CBS’ LeBlanc Filgos Project

Deadline Hollywood - 3/4/2016
Cook will play Lowell, a sweet, offbeat intellectual dad at Adam’s ( Matt LeBlanc) school who is drawn to his “alpha male” vibe. Kaufman will play Kate, Adam and Andi’s (not yet cast) oldest child, a bright but hormonal teenage girl who initially is delighted when Adam takes over as the main caregiver of their family.

Jimmy Fallon shares his hand scribbled guide to L.A.

LA Times - 2/19/2016
...and where he cried when he was almost famous.

Pee-Wee's Big Comeback

NY Times - 2/10/2016
After disappearing for nearly three decades, Paul Reubens' subversive alter ego returns - and seems more radical than ever.

Cut the Groundlings School Ribbon With Maya Rudolph and Taran Killam

Backstage.com - 1/29/2016
The Groundlings School is the new home of the company’s renowned training program that’s molded hundreds of entertainers into the industry’s top comedic heavy-hitters.

Groundlings Red Light District

Broadway World - 8/15/2015
The Groundlings' current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show most assuredly continues The Groundling's well-earned reputation of being one of the funniest improvisational and sketch comedy troupes in Los Angeles, if not the entire United States.

‘The Night Before’ Trailer Drops

The Blemish - 7/31/2015
The Night Before follows the story of three best friends who decide to celebrate their bachelor life-Christmas-(Chanukah) traditions all out for one last year; drinking, drugs, troublemaking, and many, many holiday sweaters.

'Clipped': TV Review

The Hollywood Reporter - 6/11/2015
"Everything is awesome, even when it’s not, and especially when it’s shared in a thick Boston accent."

22 Things To Do In Los Angeles: Kung Fu Battle Island

The LAist - 5/1/2015
The LAist recommends Kung Fu Battle Island on their list of "22 Things To Do In Los Angeles"

Groundlings Alumni Stephanie Courtney Speaking at BU Graduation

Press & Sun-Bulletin - 4/29/2015
Stephanie Courtney, the actress and improv performer who is known for her role as the Progressive Insurance pitchwoman “Flo,” will speak at Binghamton University’s Spring Commencement on May 17, the university announced Monday.

Will Ferrell Joins Hollywood Elite with Star on Walk of Fame

Parade - 3/25/2015
From the Groundlings, to SNL, to infinate stardom, Will Ferrell's name is now immortalized on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement

The Wrap - 10/9/2014
Tony Cavalero, a regular at The Groundlings improv theater, will play Dewey Finn

‘School of Rock’ Nickelodeon Series Finds Jack Black Replacement

The Wrap - 10/9/2014
Tony Cavalero, a regular at The Groundlings improv theater, will play Dewey Finn

The Glue

Grantland - 8/31/2014
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.”

Theater, Improv Backgrounds Help Build Emmy-Nominated Comedy Casts

Variety - 8/31/2014
Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well.

Phil Hartman Gets a Star!

Hollywood Chamber - 8/24/2014
This Tuesday, alumn Phil Hartman will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Be a Celebrity in Your Industry

Speaker.com - 8/3/2014
I am proud and honored to introduce you to my friend Wendi McClendon, a television and film celebrity who happens to have crazy awesome talent as well as immensely clever business sense. An incredibly talented comedic actress, Wendi has never had any problem taking bold risks and working her "brand" on her own terms.

Michael Jackson’s Hollywood Hopes; Groundlings Turn 40

KCRW - 7/27/2014
The King of Pop also had aspirations to be a film star; LA’s famous improv troupe and school celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

Progressive CEO calls Flo 'essential' to its marketing plan

USA Today - 7/27/2014
In the kingdom of quirky TV advertising icons, Flo, the Progressive Insurance Girl, is a queen.

The Summer's Funniest Mean Girl...

Entertainment Weekly - 7/27/2014
Jillian Bell is earning raves for her turn in ''22 Jump Street'' as the nasty coed who starts a fistfight with Jonah Hill; and socking it to an Oscar nominee is just her warm-up act

Married

Entertainment Weekly - 7/18/2014
Who was it that said comedy is tragedy plus time? Well, judging by most TV comedies, ''tragedy plus time'' is a good definition for marriage, too: First the husband disappoints the wife (tragedy!), then they resent each other for the rest of their lives. Ha-ha! Thankfully, Married isn't one of those comedies...

Will Forte Interviews Nat Faxon About Married, Winning an Oscar, and Making Fun of Angelina Jolie’s Leg

Vulture - 7/17/2014
Nat Faxon and Will Forte have known each other for nearly 20 years, ever since they met at the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles...

Why You Should Know Nat Faxon If You Don't Already

Popsugar - 7/17/2014
You've seen him everywhere lately, but do you know anything about funny guy Nat Faxon? The talented actor and writer stars in FX's new show Married, and you should really get to know him...

Interview: Nat Faxon, Star of FX's New Show "Married," Is Cool With Making You Feel Uncomfortable About Marriage

Complex - 7/17/2014
If you're an idealist, FX's newest series, Married, is not for you. Premiering tonight at 10 p.m., the comedy stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina, the wedded parents of three children who are struggling to keep their relationship afloat...

Nat Faxon Talks 'Non-Glossy' Married Life and Chemistry With Judy Greer

TV Line - 7/17/2014
Love may be patient, but it can also get a little threadbare after years of routine — and child-rearing. That’s the central theme of FX’s latest sitcom Married...

Ben Falcone "Stared" at Melissa McCarthy in "Horror" Before They Dated—Watch Him Tell the Story!

E! - 7/15/2014
From the moment he laid eyes on her, Ben Falcone knew Melissa McCarthy was one-of-a-kind...

Comedienne Kristen Wiig opens up about being 'fully naked' in her new dramatically dark role as she poses for cover of Elle

Daily Mail - 7/15/2014
Former Saturday Night Live star Kristen Wiig, well know for her comedic roles in Knocked Up and Bridemaids, is taking on two new dramatically dark roles - one of which requires her to embrace full-frontal nudity...

'Larry King Now' Judy Greer And Nat Faxon Chat With Larry King, On Starring In FX's Sitcom, 'Married'

MSTARS News - 7/15/2014
Judy Greer and Nat Faxon sat down with Larry King on his Internet talk show Larry King Now (available on Hulu, YouTube, and Ora.tv) to discuss their roles in the upcoming sitcom Married...

Seeing Kristen Wiig in a Different Light

Elle - 7/15/2014
Though immensely private, comic genius Kristen Wiig has taken on a series of raw, revealing dramatic roles that may profoundly alter the way the world appreciates her huge talent, and she’s opening up about all that and more in the August issue of ELLE...

Michael Jackson’s Hollywood Hopes; Groundlings Turn 40

KCRW - 7/14/2014
There’s a good chance you’ve encountered the work of Jim Rash and Michaela Watkins. Maybe at the movies or maybe on TV or maybe in a web series...

Winning Cast Saves 'Married'

Michigan Daily - 7/14/2014
If I were to tell you that FX has a new comedy from the co-writer of “The Last Exorcism”, and that it’s funny, I would forgive you for giving me a weird look...

Nat Faxon has ‘Married’ situations on his mind a lot lately

Voices - 7/13/2014
Actor, writer and director Nat Faxon is a true Hollywood “multi-hyphenate,” given his talents in virtually all aspects of film and TV production. But in a number of current acting projects, the subject of marriage is a key theme...

The Scoop: Sarah Baker

Boston Herald - 7/13/2014
This is Sarah Baker’s year with a buzzed-about spot on “Louie” and a memorable confrontation with Melissa McCarthy in “Tammy.”...

SundanceTV Receives Primetime Emmy Nomination For Unscripted Series ‘The Writers’ Room’

Multichannel News - 7/12/2014
SundanceTV received a Primetime Emmy® nomination for its unscripted series “The Writers’ Room,” hosted by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter (The Descendants), comedian and actor (“Community”) Jim Rash, for Outstanding Information Series or Special...

Melissa McCarthy and 'Tammy' director Ben Falcone discuss the new film

Christian Science Monitor - 7/8/2014
It's a term of endearment, a long-used nickname between the two who have been paired in love and comedy since they were aspiring performers at the Groundlings, the Los Angeles improv school...

Melissa McCarthy: The 'Tammy' Star's Funniest Moments!

Extra TV - 7/4/2014
Actress Melissa McCarthy shot to fame with her scene-stealing performance in “Bridesmaids” (who can forget Megan on the bathroom sink?), now she’s front and center in the new road trip comedy "Tammy," directed by husband Ben Falcone...

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone - the movie-making dream couple

Mirror - 7/4/2014
Her latest film, Tammy, was again a labour of love for actress Melissa McCarthy...

"TAMMY" DIRECTOR BEN FALCONE’S MAXIMALIST APPROACH TO CAPTURING COMEDY

Co.Create - 7/4/2014
There was a moment in 2011--one that happens too often in Hollywood--where a female-driven movie’s success highlighted the rarity of female-driven movies...

Sarah Baker on Her Second Scene-Stealing Role of the Year in 'Tammy'

The Wire - 7/3/2014
Mere months after Sarah Baker wowed Louie audiences, she has another breakout role in Melissa McCarthy's Tammy, as a fast food worker who is pretty blasé about being robbed by McCarthy's title character...

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon Boost an Enjoyable “Tammy”

Boston.com - 7/3/2014
It’s impossible not to smile at Melissa McCarthy...

How Melissa McCarthy Became a Box Office Powerhouse

Forbes - 6/30/2014
When Bridesmaids became a huge hit in 2011, people who care about seeing more women onscreen in big Hollywood movies hoped that its success would create an environment more welcoming to all kinds of women, especially funny women...

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Get Serious in the Trailer for The Skeleton Twins

Slate - 6/30/2014
The last time we saw Kristen Wiig’s lip-synching chops was in the final scene of 2011’s Bridesmaids, opposite Maya Rudolph...

With her comedy 'Tammy,' Melissa McCarthy could break the stranglehold action movies have long had on the July 4 movie weekend

NY Daily News - 6/29/2014
Superheroes, monsters, aliens ... Melissa McCarthy?...

All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman

LA Times - 6/27/2014
It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy...

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE GOLDBERGS WITH GROUNDLINGS ALUM WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY

Studio System News - 6/26/2014
If you’re casting a comedy series and are looking for a bold, blunt comedienne, you call upon Wendi McLendon-Covey...

Melissa McCarthy Is Hollywood's Unlikely Leading Lady

Wall Street Journal - 6/26/2014
In 22 years as a film executive, Toby Emmerich has bought hundreds of scripts. "Tammy" is the only one he has bought sight unseen...

Melissa McCarthy, fearless and funny, covers Rolling Stone

CNN - 6/24/2014
She's brassy, hilarious and just about the only comedian around who can almost single-handedly carry a movie to a $35 million opening...

Tammy’s’ Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Build a Comedy Empire One Raunchy Joke at a Time

Variety - 6/24/2014
Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise.

8 Questions With 'The Goldbergs' Star Wendi McLendon-Covey: Emmy Contender Quickie

The Wrap - 6/20/2014
The ABC comedy's actress has become a household and critical favorite in just one season...

The Groundlings: Comedy's Proving Ground

Marketplace.org - 6/19/2014
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.

Eye on Emmy: Goldbergs Matriarch Wendi McLendon-Covey on the Power of Shoulder Pads and Free Skating

TV Line - 6/17/2014
The Goldbergs‘ Wendi McLendon-Covey is one tough smother...

WHY '22 JUMP STREET' SCENE-STEALER JILLIAN BELL IS AN ACTRESS TO WATCH

Bustle.com - 6/16/2014
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s comedy sequel 22 Jump Street earned a whopping $60 million at the box office over the weekend (and, oh gee whiz, wouldn’t you know it, women like to go see all kinds of movies) thanks to strong reviews and moviegoers who were eager to revisit the buddy cop antics of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. And while critics and audiences alike were pleased with the return of Tatum and Hill (not to mention their fellow 21 Jump Street co-stars Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and Nick Offerman), it was a newcomer to the franchise who stole the show: comedian/writer/actress Jillian Bell. (Mild 22 Jump Street spoilers ahead.)

Spoiler Q&A: Jillian Bell on 22 Jump Street's Surprise Ending

Cosmopolitan - 6/16/2014
"I basically just got paid to call Jonah and Channing old for an entire movie."

11 Great Reasons To Love ’22 Jump Street’ Breakout Jillian Bell

MTV.com - 6/16/2014
If you saw “22 Jump Street” over the weekend, you’re already clued in. For the rest of you, get ready to be enlightened: actress Jillian Bell is your new deity. Bow down. That’s just what we do now.

'22 Jump Street' Breakout Jillian Bell Is The Best Email Pen Pal You Never Had

Huffington Post - 6/16/2014
Audiences made "22 Jump Street" a blockbuster hit during the film's opening weekend, but would the "21 Jump Street" sequel be as successful without Jillian Bell? The actress, best known for her role on "Workaholics" and small supporting turns in "Bridesmaids" and "The Master," has been hailed as the film's breakout star in numerous articles, and with good reason: She's a hilarious, and "22 Jump Street" heads to an even higher level whenever she appears on screen.

MEET THE LOVELY, HILARIOUS JILLIAN BELL

Esquire.com - 6/16/2014
When you see 22 Jump Street, you will likely have a lot of favorite moments. But the film's most compelling bits come in the form of Jillian Bell, who plays a snarky college student named Mercedes.

The Real Star of 22 Jump Street is Jillian Bell

Slate.com - 6/14/2014
22 Jump Street, the better-than-expected sequel to 2012’s better-than-expected franchise reboot, is another Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill lovefest and a continuation of the first film’s “goofy pseudo-thriller” shtick. But it’s got something else, something—or, rather, someone—even funnier: Jillian Bell.

Jonah Hill praises '22 Jump Street' co-star Jillian Bell

Upi.com - 6/13/2014
Actor-producer Jonah Hill has nothing but high praise for Jillian Bell, the actress who plays his nemesis in the big-screen, action-comedy 22 Jump Street.

'22 Jump Street' gives Jillian Bell well-deserved spotlight

Realitytvworld.com - 6/13/2014
Jonah Hill has nothing but high praise for Jillian Bell, the actress who plays his nemesis in the big-screen, action-comedy "22 Jump Street."

Wendi McLendon-Covey Deserves an Emmy for 'The Goldbergs,' Is the Funniest Woman on TV

Yahoo TV - 6/10/2014
Wendi McLendon-Covey is the funniest woman on TV right now. For real. Yeah, just let that sink in a bit...

'22 Jump Street' directors on how the Lucas Brothers and Jillian Bell steal the movie

Hitfix.com - 6/10/2014
The biggest scene stealer, however, is Jillian Bell best known for her work on Comedy Central's "Workaholics."

‘Idiotsitter’ Is The Latest Web Series Coming To Comedy Central

Tubefilter.com - 6/10/2014
Comedy Central has mined its in-house digital production to find one of its two new series. The channel has ordered a TV version of Idiotsitter, which was originally distributed through CC Studios earlier in 2014.

Comedy Central Gives Series Orders To ‘Another Period’ & ‘Idiotsitter’, Renews ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ Review’ & ‘TripTank’

Deadline Hollywood - 6/9/2014
Comedy Central has picked up to series Another Period, a spoof of a Keeping Up With The Kardashians-like reality show set in Victorian times, and Idiotsitter, a TV version of the digital series.

40 Years of Improv Comedy: An Oral History of the Groundlings

Vanity Fair - 6/5/2014
It’s the theatre where Pee-wee Herman was born; where Saturday Night Live found Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and many of its stars; and the venue where Melissa McCarthy met her husband and comedy collaborator, Ben Falcone. As the iconic improv theatre turns 40, all hail The Groundlings.

Kathy Griffin Talks Twitter Threats at Groundlings Anniversary

Variety - 6/2/2014
Griffin was one of many celebs on hand at as The Groundlings Theatre & School celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the newly remodeled HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on Sunday night...

The 25 Best Drama Schools in the World

The Hollywood Reporter - 5/30/2014
THR's poll of 60 top casting directors and agents reveals a hierarchy of dramatic prestige...

This Weeks Hottest Pics May 25- June 1

Hollywood Life - 5/27/2014
Last night, Kristen Wiig stopped by her old stomping grounds, The Groundlings, for a fun night of improv...

Conversations withThe Groundlings' Tracy & Laraine Newman

Huffington Post - 5/19/2014
Mike Ragogna talks with two sisters that were there from the start.

LA's Groundlings improv company celebrates 40 years of yucks

NPR: Take Two - 5/2/2014
If you want to make it as an improv comedian, that phrase — "Yes, and..." — is your key to keep a scene's momentum going. What started as a small improv company here in LA has kept its own momentum going for 40 years...

No Joke, Here Are the Top 10 Greatest Groundlings

Discover Los Angeles - 3/28/2014
The Groundlings have sent generations of its performers to Saturday Night Live, beginning with Laraine Newman in 1975, to current cast members Taran Killam and Nasim Pedrad...

Royal Grand Groundlings Hawaiian Resort and Spa Review

Culturespotla.com - 2/19/2014
A great review for the Groundlings Main Company show, "Royal Grand Groundlings Hawaiian Resort and Spa"

Trailer Released for "Tammy"

Variety.com - 2/14/2014
The trailer for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone's latest movie "Tammy" has been released.

Fox Orders "Last Man on Earth"

EW.com - 2/12/2014
Groundlings Alum Will Forte will star in and executive produce the Fox pilot "Last Man on Earth"

Review of "The Royal Grand Groundlings Hawaiian Resort and Spa"

lol-la.com - 2/9/2014
Living Out Loud- LA's review of The Groundlings Main Company show "The Royal Grand Groundlings Hawaiian Resort and Spa"

Kristen Wiig Co-Stars in "Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

Vulture.com - 12/24/2013
Kristen Wiig stars along side Ben Stiller in "Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

MGM buys pitch from Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse

Deadline.com - 12/12/2013
MGM will be fast tracking a pitch for Jillian Bell's and Charlotte Newhouse's "Let's Get Married" for production.

Edi Patterson joins the cast of "Braddock & Jackson"

Deadline.com - 11/19/2013
Edi Patterson has been cast as a series regular in "Braddock & Jackson", FX's new series Kelsey Grammar and Martin Lawerence.

Maya Rudolph is hosting a new Vareity Show

Deadline.com - 11/13/2013
N.B.C has order a piolt for a Maya Rudolph Vareity show set to air as a Primetime special after the Winter Olypmics

USA Orders "Benched"

Deadline.com - 10/23/2013
U.S.A network has order Benched a comedy pilot written by Michaela Watkins and Damon Jones.

'SNL' Stars, Sex in the Green Room: 40 Wild Years of The Groundlings

The Hollywood Reporter - 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.

Ryan Gaul joining "House of Lies"

Deadline.com - 9/11/2013
Ryan Gaul has signed on for a reccuring role on the Showtime series "House of Lies"

'Way, Way Back' creators owe it all to the Groundlings

The LA Times - 7/10/2013
An Oscar for 'The Descendants' and critical praise for 'Way Way Back' — Nat Faxon and Jim Rash credit their success to the L.A. improv troupe.

Will Farrell and Kristen Wiig team up for IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"

Deadline.com - 6/13/2013
Will Farrell produces and Kristen Wiig stars in the IFC mini-series "The Spoils of Babylon"

Melissa McCarthy: The ESQ&A

Esquire - 5/30/2013
The actress talks about The Heat, Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine, Bridesmaids, and more!

Jillian Bell Shows a Variety of Talents

Variety - 7/24/2012
Bell: Workaholic aces 'Master' class

Melrose's Storied Groundlings Theatre Gets a Makeover

Curbed: Los Angeles - 4/20/2012
Until this month, the storied Groundlings Theatre on Melrose was working with a set that was built in the late nineties...

Man, Oh, Man!

LA Confidential Magazine - 2/14/2011
For an irreverent take on the men we love (and occasionally love to hate), we asked members of The Groundlings comedy troupe to describe the “typical” LA man.

Groundlings' 'Street Magic' Seals the Deal

Los Angeles Times - 6/22/2008
Success of the YouTube video paves the way for 50 more.

Comedy Central

LA Magazine - 10/1/2004
Will Ferrell, Lisa Kudrow, Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Pee-Wee Herman. Before they became household names, they were Groundlings, members of L.A.'s great improv company, which celebrates its 30th birthday this month.

30 Years off the Cuff

LA Weekly - 9/30/2004
How the Groundlings taught L.A. to laugh

In Praise of Silliness

Los Angeles Times - 9/18/1994
Los Angeles' own Groundlings are celebrating two decades of, well, just plain silliness. Is this someone's idea of a joke? You bet and it's paid off.

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