Now Playing @ The Groundlings Theatre

Entertaining audiences for 45 years at our intimate venue in Los Angeles.

Upcoming Classes @ The Groundlings School

One of the leading improv training programs in the country, offering structured classes taught by teachers trained in the Groundlings program. New ONLINE classes are posted every Monday.

Groundlings Originals

Maya Rudolph
Featured Former Groundling

Maya Rudolph

Meet our Illustrious Alumni
Jay Renshaw
Featured Current Groundling

Jay Renshaw

Meet the Main Company

The Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 50 years. The Groundlings is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin in 1974. You can find out more about us or our history.

A “Groundling” is one of the 30 company members who write and perform in the theatre’s shows and teach classes at The Groundlings School. Our school has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers.