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Address: 7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone Number: 323-934-4747
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Melrose Avenue's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand...
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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Enjoyable evening. The improv is not crazy and you can bring a 16-year old to the performance. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyable evening. The improv is not crazy and you can bring a 16-year old to the performance. Highly recommended.

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Bozeman, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had never seen improve or sketch comedy before and really enjoyed it. It was a great show and the members are really pros . Most of the acts were incredible.

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Alta Loma
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 weekends.

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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 great shape. People are very welcoming and friendly.

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San Antonio, TX
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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Los Angeles
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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, and plenty of nearby restaurants within walking distance for dinner before the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

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

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

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 a bad seat in the house. Parking is a pain, there's a valet station the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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!!

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Casper, Wyoming
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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 for an adult audience, but also the language and skits are not filthy. (in fair... More 

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