7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004634.083624 -118.349001
Tue 2pm - 9pm
Wed 10am - 8:30pm
Thurs 10am - 8:30pm
Fri 10am - 10:30pm
Sat 2:30pm - 10:30pm
Sun 2:30pm - 8pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Melrose
Shows are hilarious and classes are incredible. Even if you're not an actor, classes help you break out of your shell and deal with stage fright. Always a good time!
VERY FUNNY AND GOT IN FOR FREE! – Went to the Groundlings with some free tickets and had a blast! To get free comedy show tickets to the Groundlings, Improv, Ice House and more email vinesentertainment@rocketmaildotcom.
Best Improv in LA by Far – I attended the 10pm "Completely Different Late Show" on Friday, May 15 and was completely blown away by the Improv. As a Chicago transplant I felt a twinge of guilt for buying a ticket at Groundlings as opposed to LA's own Second City, however I can see why Groundlings has the rep it does.
The show opened with a jaw droppingly well sung (and hilarious) song improv by Arianne Price. Arianne later performed as a Latina LA News Reporter who left the audiences in sidesplitting laughter. Other standouts included the sly Hugh Davidson, the young Mikey Day and the deadpan Wendy MacLendon.
This show was so consistently good, (I even enjoyed the extremely tall director who had an amazing rapport with the audience) my only concern was as to why the audience was only half full. This is a show that garners standing room only audiences. Run! Don't walk!
Good comedy club – this place is great but you have to make sure to get the showtimes before going. i don't think they have it everynight.
A Fabulous Time! – The Groundlings was my first foray into the comedy club scene, but I don't think anyone else could top it. It was genuinely funny, very real and the cast was stellar. The skits were creative and the music was great too! The intimate setting made the experience all the better. I highly recommend going to Groundlings whether it's your first time or your millionth time to a comedy club!
Better than the Usual Comedy Fare – We saw the Completely Different Late Show and it was very clever and funny. Wasn't super-polished like stand-up that's been rehearsed a gazillion times and some performers were definitely better than others but we wanted something different and it was a fun night. It's a small theatre so there's no bad seat in the house.
Great fun and intriguing style – Had fun at this funfactory. Comedy was fun - and enjoyed the environment.
Def one of the better laugh lounges.
Sometime a bit raw for my taste, but raw is sometimes good.
Oodles of fun. – This place is outta my college-pocket range, but every time I go, Im always happy for "supporting the arts" esp. when the "arts" is like this.
Not only are the skits funny, fresh and original, they're well thought out, too. I didn't fully realize this until the end of the night when I was flipping back thru my program and saw that the skits were somewhat centered on a theme. That just made the night all the better. Overall, great young talent--exciting to watch and wonder where they'll go from here.
Consistently the best improv in town – Troope works together to create truly original material. Have only seen one bad performance over the last fifteen years -- where the chemistry did not work.
See tomorrow's comedy superstars while they're still raw and hungry. – Born out of counter-cultural 1960s comedy troupe the Committee, 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 "Saturday Night Live"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. The theater 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 99-seat theater.
Blown away by the talent – Of course, I had heard all the usual stuff -- like that this is the breeding ground for 'Saturday Night Live.' I went on a Friday night for the improv comedy. The friends I went with said it could be hit-or-miss. In the hour-plus performance, all ten or so members blew me away. Truly some of the funniest, most intelligent performers I had seen on a stage. People would be crazy not to at least stop in for a night.
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