The Groundlings School!
For over 40 years, The Groundlings School has been one of the leading improv training programs in the country, offering structured improvisation classes taught by teachers trained in the Groundlings program.
New Classes are posted every Monday!
With a character he developed at The Groundlings, Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman, wrote, produced, directed and starred in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW which became the popular show for kids, PEE-WEE'S PLAYHOUSE which ran for five years. He wrote and starred in PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE and BIG TOP PEE-WEE and used his fellow Groundlings as supporting players. He also famously played Andrew J. Lansing III on MURPHY BROWN and his other television credits include RENO 911!, 30 ROCK, DIRT, PUSHING DAISIES, RUGRATS, MORK AND MINDY, ALLY MCBEAL, and SESAME STREET. Paul's film credits inlcude THE SMURFS, THE SMURFS 2, MATILDA, DR. DOLITTLE, BATMAN RETURNS, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, DUNSTON CHECKS IN, BLOW and MYSTERY MEN.
Laird Macintosh is originally from Evanston, IL. Laird’s most recent Television and Film credits include SHAMELESS, THE MICK, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, TOSH.0. Feature Films include MAKING BABIES and XOXO.
The Groundlings is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences for over 40 years. We’re a non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin in 1974.
A “Groundling” is one of the 30 company members who write and perform in the theatre’s shows and teach classes at the Groundling’s School. Our school has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers.
Well, we hate to name drop, but since you asked...Our alumni include Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Paul Reubens, Cheryl Hines, Jon Lovitz, Laraine Newman, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Michael McDonald, Kathy Griffin, Phil LaMarr, Cheri Oteri, Chris Kattan, Julia Sweeney, Chris Parnell, Ana Gasteyer and Rachael Harris...just to name nineteen.