Watery eyes and uncontrollable rocking can only mean one of two things: a choking hazard or contagious laughter. Experience the more pleasant option with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to any improv show (up to a $24 value) at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
The live performers at L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre have humored audiences with their on-the-spot interactions and stand-up since 1977. Named Best Improv Comedy Group by CityVoters in 2007, 2008, and 2009, the troupe's hilarity is fit for audience members of all ages. Now-famous alumni of the L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre include Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry, Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Kattan, Hank Azaria, and Sharon Lawrence. Select a show from the upcoming schedule to see the stars of the future with the haircuts they will one day mock as talk-show guests.
When the cast calls out for bit ideas and character suggestions, encourage an opinionated aunt to exhaust her advice offerings on the unsuspecting performers. The shows are based around audience suggestions, enabling viewers to shape the show so that no two performances are the same. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, enjoy the L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre's youngest talent perform during Comedy Improv for Kids by Kids, or check out some kids wrapped inside other kids during Comedy Improv for Kids by Teens.
L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre was voted Best Improv Comedy Group in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by CityVoters. Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and Citysearchers give a nearly unanimous five-star average.
- What a great time for kids on Sunday afternoon! Improv Performance by kids ranging in age from 8-13. My son and his friends (9 years old) had such a great time. Watching kids their own age was a blast for them, the performers are very funny also. – chris a., Yelp
- We've seen a lot of improv around LA and these guys are up there with the best. Definite recommend! – Hoboman, Citysearch
L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre
Celebrating their 40th year, L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre has been mining the comedy mountain for charismatic, off-the-cuff performers since 1977, unearthing the improvisational talents of notable alumni such as Will Ferrell, Matthew Perry, Josh Groban, and Jon Lovitz. During their roughly one-hour shows, a diverse lineup of improv troupes harvest random ideas and obscure associations from the audience to mold offbeat, semilogical sketches.
A cast of instructors also host improv classes for amateur and experienced performers, schooling protégés in the tricks of the trade and exercising their spontaneity, timing, and ability to think of why a hockey goalie would be on a safari. After completing their course, the best student performers may earn the honor of being asked to join one of LAC's regular teams.