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!
Taran is best known for his many roles on SNL including Mokiki, impressions of PeeWee Herman, Chris Pine, Michael Cera, and Eminem, including his viral parody of Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend" music video. He has also appeared in films such as THE HEAT, GROWN UPS 2, MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL, JUST MARRIED and the upcoming film 12 YEARS A SLAVE. His television credits include THE AMANDA SHOW, SCRUBS, WILD 'N OUT, MADTV, STUCK IN THE SUBURBS, and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.
Chris Eckert performed in the 2017 CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase and is the head writer for the 2018 showcase. Chris Eckert’s TV credits include RAISING HOPE (GLAAD Award), SUPER FUN NIGHT, THE COMEBACK, MAD TV, and numerous national commercials. He created the sold-out shows ‘YOU PAID TO DIE* TONIGHT’ (an LA Weekly top pick) and ‘THE GALE’ (a night of queer improv) for The Groundlings. Chris got arrested for stealing a Hanson CD when he was 16.
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, Melissa McCarthy, 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 twenty.