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The Groundlings Theatre

7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7512
+1 323-934-4747
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Groundlings. Dead or Alive.

One of the best shows we have seen. This is sketch and improv and will have you laughing till you... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2015
jtravgirl
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Alta Loma
Fun to try. Why not

This is an inexpensive way to see some talent and be entertained. Definitely worth a visit if you... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2015
shipdad
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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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
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

One of the best shows we have seen. This is sketch and improv and will have you laughing till you cry. Small theater with no bad seats. We sat so close, the actors looked like giants. Get your tickets early because they sell out on...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

This is an inexpensive way to see some talent and be entertained. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area for dinner. The performers are mostly funny and there is a good house band. This is an intimate small theatre that is in...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2014

See where some of the big comedy stars got their start. Live comedy sketches and improv. Lots of fun in an intimate setting. Sells out and can be crowded, so plan in advance. Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you're visiting L.A., this is a perfect night out. So much talent, and lots of fun. Parking is a pain. We ended up parking on a side street and getting a ticket. Ugh. But it's a fun time. No bad seats in the theater,...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Saw a fabulous show. Would highly recommend this theatre to anyone. Recognized two of the cast from current tv shows

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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

It's a hit and miss, some performers are brilliant, while others are ok... Be sure to check out the cast before hand. The tickets are reasonable and it's something kinda fun to do in Hollywood. The theatre is intimate and quaint, I don't think there's...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

What a great way to spend a night out without it breaking the bank! We laughed and had a great time at the small West Hollywood improv club. Will definately return!!

Thank Rena F
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This is the best comedy entertainment show I have attended and guess what. It's only 20 bucks and no drink minimum (they don't sell drinks). Almost 2 hours of skit type and improve comedy. Not a children show as the language and skits are geared...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Not to be missed any tine we're in town. Lately, we've seen a number of The Black Version which are done every other Monday nights. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 June 2013

went to the peanut gallery on tuesday night to see a screening of the best cinematic trainwreck of a movie called "vibrations" with commentary from comedians sitting with the audience in the theater. it was the best 5 dollars i've spent in a long time....More

1  Thank Hanna Y
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