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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre is located in the commercial district on Franklin Avenue. Founded by Chicago comediansMore Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts, this location is a shoebox theater offering improv classes and shows, sketch comedy groups and stand-up comedy performances. Regular shows include Asssscat, Jeff Garland's Combo Platter and Comedy Death-Ray. Those interested in taking classes can call the theater or go online to register.
iO West Theater
6366 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
iO West is the Los Angeles branch of iO Chicago, the famous comedy theatre that opened in 1980 and was originally namedMore Improv Olympics. iO acted as a starting point for more than 5,000 actors and comedians, with an alumni list that includes Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and the late Chris Farley. Founders Charna Halpern and the late Del Close are considered pioneers in modern improvisation, an art form that is absolutely pivotal in today's comedy. This theater in the heart of Hollywood opened in 1997. In addition to having shows and serving drinks from a full bar in this theater, it offers a swath of classes on improvisation and comedy.
Theatre West
3333 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Theatre West is a theatre company that serves the Hollywood community. The company stages live performances throughoutMore the year including dramas, comedies, musicals and original plays.
The Second City
6560 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Second City is an amazing leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. It also has theatres located in Chicago andMore Toronto. The Second City does not only provide hilarious shows, but it also offers classes with training centers in Chicago and Toronto, as well as Hollywood. It has been called "A Comedy Empire" by The New York Times, and it is the perfect place for a laugh while visiting Hollywood.