Thursday, November 11, 2004

HISTORY LESSON: THE GROUNDLINGS

Julia Sweeney was an accountant. Cheri Oteri was a member of A&M's publishing staff. That is, before they found the Groundlings, a renowned Los Angeles improv troupe that has churned out such comedy luminaries as Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Lisa Kudrow and Mindy Sterling (Frau Farbisseneh, anyone?)

Well, the Groundlings have turned 30, and Arriviste Press has a great article on the history of the troupe.

Laughing on Solid Ground

What? You've never taken improv? You should. I'm an improv fundamentalist: I think everyone should study improv, at least for a few hours. It is the light and the resurrection, and the rock of ages, and my own personal Zion, and--oh, never mind.

But seriously, take improv.

2 Comments:

At 11:19 AM, November 11, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

Love, love, love the Groundlings. And, a friend of mine from high school is part of the main stage cast, which makes it even more fun. Next time any of you find yourselves in LA, most definitely check it out.

 
At 11:22 AM, November 11, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I can second that, the Groundlings put on a good show.

 

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

HISTORY LESSON: THE GROUNDLINGS

Julia Sweeney was an accountant. Cheri Oteri was a member of A&M's publishing staff. That is, before they found the Groundlings, a renowned Los Angeles improv troupe that has churned out such comedy luminaries as Phil Hartman, Laraine Newman, Lisa Kudrow and Mindy Sterling (Frau Farbisseneh, anyone?)

Well, the Groundlings have turned 30, and Arriviste Press has a great article on the history of the troupe.

Laughing on Solid Ground

What? You've never taken improv? You should. I'm an improv fundamentalist: I think everyone should study improv, at least for a few hours. It is the light and the resurrection, and the rock of ages, and my own personal Zion, and--oh, never mind.

But seriously, take improv.

2 Comments:

At 11:19 AM, November 11, 2004, Blogger Hilary said...

Love, love, love the Groundlings. And, a friend of mine from high school is part of the main stage cast, which makes it even more fun. Next time any of you find yourselves in LA, most definitely check it out.

 
At 11:22 AM, November 11, 2004, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

I can second that, the Groundlings put on a good show.

 

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