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!
Cheryl Hines has been nominated for two Emmy's for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Cheryl David on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. Other television credits include FRIENDS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, SCRUBS, HANNAH MONTANA, and BROTHERS AND SISTERS. You can currently catch Cheryl on the ABC comedy SUBURGATORY. Her film credits include THE UGLY TRUTH, ALONG CAME POLLY, HERBIE FULLY LOADED, RV, WAITRESS, and HENRY POOLE IS HERE.
Lauren Burns comes from San Francisco and New York. She attended NYU and the Stella Adler Conservatory and is proficient in mask work. Film and TV credits include SUBURBICON, MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, MIGHTY MED, TWO BROKE GIRLS, GO ON, WHITNEY, and WEEDS. She co-created the live talk show HAPPY HOUR with Lisa Schurga, Ariane Price, and Cheryl Hines and the web series WINSBERG with Chris Eckert where she plays her hero, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She also created attractive children in her body.
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.