The Groundlings

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The Groundlings


The famous Groundlings Theater is where many stars and comedians got their start. Celebrities like Lisa Kudrow, Pee Wee Herman, Elvira, Pat Morita, Chris Farley, Kathy Griffin, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman all went on to make great careers after working here. Many of the Groundlings have moved to spots on Saturday Night Live and Mad TV. The company has been open since 1974. The show "Cookin' With Gas" on Thursday nights is a landmark feature of the theater, where improv veterans take the stage with rookies. It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance.

Location:  7307 Melrose Avenue

Business hours:  We-Th 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Fr 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sa 2:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Su 2:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.