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The Groundlings Theatre

7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512
+1 323-934-4747
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Inexpensive and fun night!

Decided to see the Sunday evening 7:30 show. Was not expecting a full house...not an empty seat... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
New York City, New York
Great night out!

Our family of five loves live comedy and while on vacation in LA, we booked ourselves in to a... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Melrose Avenue's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes improvisation for nearly three decades. Audiences know the group for their wacky sketch comedy and lightning audience participation rounds, but for aspiring comedians and writers it's the Groundlings School that's the real draw. With courses in beginning and advanced improv, sketch and monologue comedy, the school has trained several generations of young wits. Its alumni includes a laundry list of "SNL"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. The theatre was also the home of Paul Reubens' early, raunchier version of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." With pristine standards and a pool of hundreds of talented newcomers to draw from, the troupe offers some of the quickest, cleverest improv in town, cozily presented in their own 100-seat theater.
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“sketch comedy” (5 reviews)
“small theater” (5 reviews)
“live comedy” (4 reviews)
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7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512
Central L.A
+1 323-934-4747
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Decided to see the Sunday evening 7:30 show. Was not expecting a full house...not an empty seat! The players are great..sketch scenes were very funny and the improv was extremely well done. This theater is the start to names like Will Farrell, Melissa McCarthy, Phil...More

Thank photogfan
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Our family of five loves live comedy and while on vacation in LA, we booked ourselves in to a Groundlings show. Shows are open to kids 16 and up so that was perfect for us. The theatre is small so you're right in the mix....More

Thank NBentley2014
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a great night out. Tickets are reasonable and the show is very funny. The theater is small and cozy...seemed like every seat has a good view. Beware of audience participation! Only thing I wish they would do is let people get seated as...More

Thank EZTravelBuff
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I went to the Garbage Pail Groundlings show here last weekend. Non-stop laughter. Every time a sketch ended, we couldn't wait to see what was next. Excellent value. If you're an SNL fan, you gotta come see where these people get their...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent show! This was our first time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the show. The cast and crew put on 20 different skits in rapid form succession. The improv session was nothing short of masterful! Groundlings is in a small, intimate theater, but the performers were...More

Thank wolfman07
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

What a fun night out! Went to Seven Deadly Sundays show with teen son. We both laughed out loud! Tix were available on Gold Star and Groupon at a discount but were sold out by the time we decided to go (about 3pm). Bought tix...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We're lucky enough to get tickets through our friends for an improv night show. Hilarious and a lot of fun. Very talented group. Unique LA experience

Thank JamesSAtkins
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you enjoy comedy, The Groundlings are well worth a visit. The show we attended consisted of approximately 10 skits, with roughly 10 actors participating in a few skits each, with a 10 minute intermission somewhere in the middle. The show is intelligent, clever, and...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

In L.A.? Go to Groundlings. No matter what night of the week and who's on stage you will laugh. A lot. And you may even see someone "famous" up there. Intimate theatre means you're up close to the performers. Been here heaps of time and...More

Thank morrso
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Seeing a show at The Groundlings makes you part of a great history of comedy tradition. This place has long been a farm team for "Saturday Night Live", TV and movies (much like its counterpart in Chicago, The Second City) and its roster of famous...More

Thank GhiaGirl
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