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The Groundlings Theatre

7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512
+1 323-934-4747
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Lots of laughter and history in one place

My wife and I went to the Garbage Pail Groundlings show here last weekend. Non-stop laughter. Every... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Doug D
Love the Groundlings Show

Excellent show! This was our first time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the show. The cast and crew put... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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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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7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512
Central L.A
+1 323-934-4747
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 10 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 24 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 21 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 23 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
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice to have done this as only the locals would do. Loved their sketches especially the one on Melanie Trump. Talented up and coming comedians and improv masters who might end up in SNL. Buy your tickets online. $20 is so worth the intimate...More

Thank shaofalcis
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I attended the groundlings in the early 90s and a client recommended that we go again. We had a blast. The skits were funny and the actors were hilarious. They had a live 3 piece band that was very god and they played between sketches....More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Took my husband and three kids (16, 19, 22) to see the Crazy Uncle Joe Show. We were all hysterically laughing the entire time. The performers were brilliant. The kids recognized a few from television shows that they watch. The cast isn't always the same...More

Thank Shari M
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