The Groundlings is an L.A. improvisation and sketch comedy destination of over 45 years, where we leave everything at the door, welcome and arrive from all walks of life, in hopes to instill a brave uncensored practice of examining and reflecting flawed/shocking/absurd human culture using the cure-all spoonful of sugar: LAUGHTER. Groundlings comedians drive a vehicle for human emotional processing and our brand of comedy is a language in which opposing communities establish dialogue through a mutual decision to come unarmed. We are also the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and a springboard for countless careers.*
*Like whose? Well, we hate to name drop, but since you asked… Our alumni include Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Paul Reubens, Cheryl Hines, Jon Lovitz, Laraine Newman, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Michael McDonald, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Taran Killam, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin, Phil LaMarr, Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan, Julia Sweeney, Chris Parnell… just to name twenty.