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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!
Lisa Kudrow is probably best known for her role on FRIENDS, a role for which she won an Emmy and two Screen Actor's Guild Awards. She has been nominated for numerous awards for her television work, which also includes COUGAR TOWN, SCANDAL, THE SIMPSONS and MAD ABOUT YOU. You can currently see her on WEB THERAPY. Lisa also can be seen in films such as PS I LOVE YOU, ANALYZE THIS, ANALYZE THAT, ROMY & MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, HOTEL FOR DOGS, and EASY A. In her career, she has been nominated for 12 Screen Actor's Guild Awards, and 9 Emmys.
Originally from Australia, Michael Churven came to America as part of the Australian wave in the early ‘00s and is thrilled to be a Main Company member at The Groundlings Theatre. His television credits include MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, MODERN FAMILY and YOU CAN DO BETTER. Film credits include WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY alongside Molly Shannon. He has appeared on Australian television in the series BUTTERFLY ISLAND and THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SKIPPY. Theatre credits include the Australian national tour of THE KING AND I and Open Fist Theater’s production of DELEARIOUS. His short film TROUGHMAN took the Best Humor Award at Dan Savage's 2019 Hump Film Festival and is currently part of the 14th Annual Hump Fest National Tour.
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.