The Groundlings Presents Original Digital Halloween Episode
On Monday, October 22, The Groundlings will launch a spooky new episode of their hilarious sketch comedy online video series, Groundlings Originals. The Halloween-themed episode titled "Take One" follows mama bear, Tanya Jones, as she does whatever it takes to get her son some candy. The episode was directed by Alex Staggs, written by Kiel Kennedy and Lyric Lewis, and stars Kiel Kennedy, Lyric Lewis, Michael Churven and Patty Guggenheim.
Groundlings Originals, which recently premiered on the new, user-friendly Groundlings website, features 10 episodes of The Groundlings' signature brand of character-driven sketches on your favorite streaming device. The first three episodes are available to view now on www.groundlings.com or the Groundlings Originals YouTube Channel.
The Halloween fun doesn't stop there! The Groundlings also have two weekends left of their popular Halloween Show running on October 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Taking sketch comedy to scary proportions, this show will have you howling at the moon with laughter! The Groundlings Halloween Show is directed by Deanna Oliver, with a spooktacular cast, Lauren Burns, Chris Eckert, Laird MacIntosh, Ariane Price, Eliot Schwartz, and Greg Worswick. Tickets are still available online, at the box office or via phone at (323) 934-4747 and range from $18.00-$22.00. Only those ages 16 and older will be admitted.
About The Groundlings Theatre & School
The Groundlings Theatre is an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre that has been entertaining LA audiences since 1974. They are a non-profit organization founded by Gary Austin. A "Groundling" refers to the 30 Main Company members who write and perform in the theatre's prime time slots each week. The Groundlings School has been the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and the springboard for countless careers including comic geniuses from film and television such as Melissa McCarthy, Taran Killam, Jennifer Coolidge, Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Kathy Griffin, Cheryl Hines, Chris Kattan, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, Paul Reubens, Maya Rudolph, Mindy Sterling and Kristen Wiig, among others. You can see catch Groundlings and recent alumni on shows such as SNL (Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day), Vice Principals (Edi Patterson), Community (Jim Rash), Man with a Plan (Matt Cook), AP Bio (Lyric Lewis) and in just about every funny commercial running today!