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The Groundlings Theatre

7307 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Central L.A)
323-934-4747
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Ranked #46 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Comedy Clubs, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: Melrose Avenue's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes...
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Type: Comedy Clubs, Theaters & Stadiums
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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San Antonio, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Los Angeles, California
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Not to be missed any tine we're in town. Lately, we've seen a number of The Black Version which are done every other Monday nights. Highly recommended!

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

went to the peanut gallery on tuesday night to see a screening of the best cinematic trainwreck of a movie called "vibrations" with commentary from comedians sitting with the audience in the theater. it was the best 5 dollars i've spent in a long time. totally worth it if you're in the area.

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New York City
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12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Loved it and nothing comparable in New York. The talent was very impressive. Overall a great evening out in LA. We went Monday but the Sunday show is apparently the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Love the Groundlings. Of course, I love improv. Best night to go is Thursdays as it's homecoming for the working actors. You'll see lots of performers you've seen on TV and in films and they are SOOO GOOD.

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