BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS MIX TAPE Filled With Tracks & Tracks of Tears of Laughter BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS MIX TAPE Filled With Tracks & Tracks of Tears of Laughter
by Gil Kaan - Jan 11, 2020

A frequently consistent scene-stealer on The Groundlings stage, Michael Churven takes the directorial reins offstage to deftly guide his amazingly funny cast of six (Samantha DeSurra, Chris Guerra, Ariane Price, Mary Scheer, Annie Sertich and Alex Staggs) to an evening of hilarity in GROUNDLINGS MIX TAPE. In a limited four-week run of Fridays and Saturday nights, GROUNDLINGS MIX TAPE features a Best of Sketch selection from past shows with a rotating cast. As in The Groundlings tradition, the writer of a particular sketch usually takes the lead, while the others give their all in support, in true ensemble form. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL THE LEAVES ARE GROUNDLINGS And The Laughs Are Grayt! BWW Review: ALL THE LEAVES ARE GROUNDLINGS And The Laughs Are Grayt!
by Gil Kaan - Oct 5, 2019

The Groundlings, as always, bring the hilarity and the latest news-worthy topics to their current Friday and Saturday night show ALL THE LEAVES ARE GROUNDLINGS. Michael Naughton quite ably directs his very talented cast of eight (Matt Cook, Josh Duvendeck, Ryan Gaul, Patty Guggenheim, Kiel Kennedy, Lisa Schurga, Eliot Schwartz and Greg Worswick) in a fast-moving evening of fifteen laugh and/or groan-inducing skits. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS TREASURE HUNTERS Strike Comedy Gold! BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS TREASURE HUNTERS Strike Comedy Gold!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 17, 2019

The Groundlings' current Friday/Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS TREASURE HUNTERS continues The Groundlings' tradition of making their audiences laugh - and laugh hard! Tony Cavalero, in ten of the seventeen sketches and improvs, maximized his presence on The Groundlings stage with his sharp comedic timing, his quick improvisational wit, his mischievous accents, and his buff athletic dance and fight moves. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK FASHION GROUNDLINGS - High-Styling Fête of Laughs & Guffaws BWW Review: NEW YORK FASHION GROUNDLINGS - High-Styling Fête of Laughs & Guffaws
by Gil Kaan - May 4, 2019

The Groundlings have topped themselves Ahhh-gain with their latest Friday and Saturday night show NEW YORK FASHION GROUNDLINGS. The collective comic genius of this cast of seven zip through a program of fourteen hilariously entertaining skits, sharply directed by Kevin Kirkpatrick at a brisk, breakneck pace with almost insufficient time to finish laughing before another hysterical bit immediately follows. (more...)

BWW Interview: Greg Kanaga - A Drummer For All Times BWW Interview: Greg Kanaga - A Drummer For All Times
by Gil Kaan - Nov 1, 2018

With drumming chops more lethal than most drummers one-third of his age, Greg Kanaga holds court with his bandmates Matthew Loren Cohen and Larry Treadwell making kick-ass music for The Groundlings Friday/Saturday night shows (Next Friday/Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS MIX TAPE opens November 2, 2018). It was only a matter of time before I caught up with Greg to pick his musical brain, as I had already interviewed Matthew and Larry earlier. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS HALLOWEEN SHOW - Full of Hysterical Tricks & Hilarious Treats For Your Funny Bones BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS HALLOWEEN SHOW - Full of Hysterical Tricks & Hilarious Treats For Your Funny Bones
by Gil Kaan - Oct 6, 2018

The Groundlings kill it again with their current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS HALLOWEEN SHOW, mining chuckles and guffaws with their seriously funny (and sometimes funny serious) sketches written and performed by a cast at the top of their comedy game. Deanna Oliver most deftly directs her talented troupe bringing out their comic timing, some dramatic readings, a little well-hoofed group choreography and even a gymnastic rocker performance. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Metamorphosis to a GROUNDLINGS' ROAD TRIP, Larry Treadwell's Ever Making Music to Rock the House BWW Interview: From Metamorphosis to a GROUNDLINGS' ROAD TRIP, Larry Treadwell's Ever Making Music to Rock the House
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2018

Attending The Groundlings shows on a Friday or Saturday night, you will sure to hear one of the most rocking bands in Los Angeles or anywhere smoking music is appreciated. The Groundlings Band consists of Larry Treadwell on guitar, Greg Kanaga on drums and musical director Matthew Loren Cohen on keyboards. I managed to lightly twist the arm of Larry to chat with me before rehearsing the next Friday/Saturday show GROUNDLINGS ROAD TRIP PARTY. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS ROYAL WEDDING - An Absolutely Regal Laugh Fest BWW Review: GROUNDLINGS ROYAL WEDDING - An Absolutely Regal Laugh Fest
by Gil Kaan - Apr 28, 2018

With their latest Friday and Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS ROYAL WEDDING, the vastly talented Groundlings troupe has done it again with much responding side-splitting laughter to their funny, funny in-house scripts, their comic timing and expert delivery. The comedically gifted cast of ten whip through a program of fifteen entertaining skits sharply directed by Deanna Oliver. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET VALLEY GROUNDLINGS - So Sweetly Hysterical BWW Review: SWEET VALLEY GROUNDLINGS - So Sweetly Hysterical
by Gil Kaan - Feb 3, 2018

In their current side-splitting, pee-in-your-pants, Friday & Saturday night show SWEET VALLEY GROUNDLINGS, the very talented Groundlings troupe just keeps coming up with original, funny skits revolving around the foibles of flawed characters. Director Kevin Kirkpatrick has mined the very best out of his eight-member cast, keeping the lines (and resulting audience laughter) coming at breakneck speed. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Groundling's Matthew Loren Cohen's Got the Music In Him BWW Interview: The Groundling's Matthew Loren Cohen's Got the Music In Him
by Gil Kaan - Nov 22, 2017

Anyone who's had the pleasure of experiencing a Groundlings show will not only have tired hands from all the clapping and strained lungs from all the whooping and laughing, but also have worn-out toes from tapping along with the smoking hot Groundlings house band. Musical director Matthew Loren Cohen took a break from his many musical commitments and rehearsals to share some behind-the-scene Groundlings magic with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

BWW Review: Riotous GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN - Well-Oiled For a Dee-lish Weekend Laugh Attack BWW Review: Riotous GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN - Well-Oiled For a Dee-lish Weekend Laugh Attack
by Gil Kaan - Oct 7, 2017

The Groundlings never cease to rock your funny bones. Their current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show GROUNDLINGS OF THE CORN keeps the hilarity charging right at you. Groundlings' ever stalwart director Deanna Oliver's takes tight, confident directorial reins over her comically gifted ensemble of eight as they inhabit their seriously funny (sometimes just by being serious) characters in the evening of eighteen guffaw-filled sketches. (more...)

BWW Review: Hysterical GARBAGE PAIL GROUNDLINGS - So Much Tasty Laughter You Need a Doggy Bag
by Gil Kaan - Jul 30, 2017

The Groundlings' latest laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show GARBAGE PAIL GROUNDLINGS offers a bountiful buffet of tasty guffaws and hearty chortles in the course of fourteen hilarious treats served by seven comic impresarios. Deanna Oliver smartly directs her outrageously talented cast at a pace with sufficient enough pause  to hear the next line after all the audience's laughing. (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (more...)

BWW Review: WOLFGANG AMADEUS GROUNDLING - A Classic Symphony of Laughs For Your Honest Enjoyment
by Gil Kaan - Feb 6, 2017

The Groundlings' current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show WOLFGANG AMADEUS GROUNDLING had their sold-out house howling at their collective expertise in mining comedy gold from the most un-amusing of situations - divorce, alcoholism, being laid off, impotence, embarrassing parents. The talented Groundling members pretty much play everything straight with few punchlines, with but loads of truthfully funny circumstances. (more...)

BWW Review: SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED Sheer Brilliance at the Falcon
by Don Grigware - Aug 31, 2015

To anyone who has not witnessed an Impro Theatre production, a word to the wise: you are about to experience a rare form of brilliance, sometimes seen in improvisation, but especially keen in Sondheim Unscripted, because it not only has an original book but music as well... totally in the style of Stephen Sondheim. A Sondheim composition is known for its incredible range of notes, strident chords, mixed rhythms, fugues, not to mention that his music amazingly conveys the themes or moods of the piece...to the letter. He is a unique composer, impossible to copy...well, Impro surely proves that statement wrong. (more...)

BEST MUSICAL! Set for Limited Run at UP Comedy Club, 10/2-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy, conceived by Matthew Loren Cohen, after having enjoyed three critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Porchlight, will now be presented for a limited run at UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave. Performances are Todays at 8 p.m., October 2 - November 6. Single tickets are $20 and are on sale at upcomedyclub.com or by calling 312.662.4562. (more...)

BEST MUSICAL! Continues at UP Comedy Club, Now thru 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

UP Comedy Club has announced its remount of Porchlight Music Theatre's smash hit, BEST MUSICAL! A Completely Improvised Musical Comedy. BEST MUSICAL! was developed in 'Off the Porch' Porchlight Music Theatre's new works development program. BEST MUSICAL! will run October 2 - November 6, 2013 at the UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W. North Ave., 3rd Floor of Pipers Alley. (more...)

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