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!
Will Ferrell became well known for doing impressions on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE of people such as George W. Bush, Harry Caray, Neil Diamond, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Saddam Hussein and Fidel Castro. His other TV ventures include 30 ROCK, THE OFFICE, FAMILY GUY, and KING OF THE HILL. You can see Will in movies such as OLD SCHOOL, ANCHORMAN, ELF, STEPBROTHERS, TALLADEGA NIGHTS, THE OTHER GUYS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, BLADES OF GLORY, SEMI-PRO, ZOOLANDER, A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY, EVERYTHING MUST GO, THE CAMPAIGN, and WEDDING CRASHERS. He also co-produces EASTBOUND & DOWN and launched the popular comedy website FunnyOrDie.com
Ariane Price is passionate about the energy that can only be experienced performing in and watching LIVE theater. Her book “The Amazing Ned” is soon to become a screenplay. Her blog “Tales of a Real Hollywood Mom” on tumblr.com is fun to read. She has happened to appear in numerous TV shows and a few movies. She’s the co-creator of the totally unique live talk show “Happy Hour” with alum Cheryl Hines, and cast mates Lisa Schurga and Lauren Burns. And because laughter is the best medicine, she’s also a doctor.
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.