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!
Ana is best known for her incomparable work on Saturday Night Live. During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spoton impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently, she can be seen on SUBURGATORY, and her other televison credits incllude THE GOOD WIFE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, SEINFELD, FRAISER, NYPD BLUE, and THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN. On film, she can be seen in MEAN GIRLS, WHAT WOMEN WANT, THAT'S MY BOY, and REEFER MADNESS. Ana is also highly involved in theatre, with credits including WICKED, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, GIRL CRAZY, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE ROYAL FAMILY, WRITING ARTHUR, PASSION, THE REAL LIFE BRADY BUNCH, THE ODYSSEY, and THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.
After growing up on the central coast of Maine, Ryan Gaul moved south and attended Stonehill College outside of Boston, MA. Following a brief career as an office supply salesman, Ryan transitioned into acting and performing at Improv Asylum in Boston. From there, Ryan moved to LA and landed guest star roles on numerous television shows, including HOUSE OF LIES, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, and BAJILLION $ PROPERTIES. Currently, you can watch Ryan recur on NBC’s SUPERSTORE, and as a series regular on TBS’s THE LAST O.G. Film credits include FATHER FIGURES, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, IDENTITY THIEF, and KILLING GUNTHER.
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.