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OCTAVIA SPENCER JOINS MELISSA MCCARTHY & BEN FALCONE FOR GROUNDLINGS CLASS + MORE

OCTAVIA SPENCER JOINS MELISSA MCCARTHY & BEN FALCONE FOR GROUNDLINGS CLASS + MORE

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Alumni of The Groundlings Theatre and School is coming together to support the legendary, non-profit institution that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. PT, Groundlings alumni Stephanie Courtney (Progressive Insurance’s Flo), Mikey Day (Saturday Night Live), Jim Rash (Community), Mitch Silpa (Spy), and Michaela Watkins (The Unicorn) will lead an interactive storytelling experience and Q&A to discuss the crazy road from their Groundlings audition to becoming a Main Company member. Current Groundling Annie Sertich (Silicon Valley) will moderate the discussion.

The special benefit event will be run through Zoom and tickets are $25.00 for General Admission and $20.00 for Groundlings Students and Members. Enrollment is open now at https://www.groundlings.com/shows/the-groundlings-journey.

On Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. PT, Groundlings alumni and comedy power couple Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, along with Academy Award winning actress Octavia Spencer, will teach a special live-streamed class based on “Creating Characters.”

Falcone, McCarthy, and Spencer will talk about the process of developing unique and memorable characters for film and television. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A. The class will be conducted via Zoom. Enrollment will open on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. PT at www.groundlings.com and will cost $50.00.

All proceeds from these events will benefit the Groundlings Theatre and School. For more information visit www.groundlings.com.

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. 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, Ben Falcone, 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 Saturday Night Live (Heidi Gardner, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman), The Righteous Gemstones (Edi Patterson & Tony Cavalero), Community (Jim Rash), Man with a Plan (Matt Cook), A.P. Bio (Lyric Lewis), Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Andrew Leeds), and much more.

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