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 to L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre in Sherman Oaks. Choose from three options:
- For $10, you get two tickets to any improv show (up to a $24 value).
- For $49, you get four improv classes and two tickets to any improv show (up to a $124 value)
- For $29, you get a one-year pass good for more than 500 shows (subject to availability, not valid for special events) (a $79 value).
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 for the past few years, 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. The shows are based around audience suggestions, enabling viewers to shape the show so that no two performances are the same. 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.
The four, three-hour improv classes teach students of all ages funny-making techniques. Choose from weekend or weeknight classes from one of the following age group sessions: the all age and family class (5 years and up), the kids class (ages 5–12 years old), the teen class (ages 13–19), and the adult class (18 years and older). After completing the classes, students will perform in front of a live audience, and have the chance to join the adult, teen, or kid performance divisions of LAC.
L.A. Connection Comedy Theatre was voted Best Improv Comedy Group in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by CityVoters. Twenty-one Yelpers give the theater an average of four stars, and Citysearchers give it a five-star average.
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.