The Groundlings’ ‘Cookin With Gas’ — Heats Up the House

COOKING_WITH_GAS_GROUNDLINGSAs an avid Groundlings attendee, I fee fully equipped to exclaim that tonight’s show was far and away my favorite so far. With Jim Rash as the director, I was certain it would be a success. Rash was joined by Glee writers Ian Brennan and Michael Hitchcock, along with Jeremy Rowley, David Hoffman, and Ariane Price. Rash’s audience engagement made his directing duties even more enjoyable, often commenting on the odd audience suggestions, along with hilarious fits of laughter during each sketch that livened the room. The Glee guest stars also upped the ante, with Ian Brennan bringing a breath of fresh air to the crew and Michael Hitchcock doing a painfully funny “one man show.” If you have yet to visit Hollywood’s most in-demand improv comedy team, you are missing out.

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Jim Rash at The Groundlings — Kills It!!!

Not a day goes by where I don’t appreciate living in Los Angeles. My most recent appreciation is sparked by my night at The Groundlings to see The Crazy Uncle Joe Show, a long-form improv-comedy show that is based on suggestions from the crowd. Though every cast member of The Groundlings is astoundingly talented, Jim Rash stole the show tonight. If you don’t know Rash, aside from an Oscar winning resume, he’s the guy who made fun of Angelina Jolie’s ridiculous leg-pose at the Academy Awards by sticking out his own leg on stage. I didn’t realize at the time that his sharp decision to poke fun at Jolie isn’t surprising given his stint at The Groundlings, which involves a million sharp comedic choices in the span of an hour. It’s no wonder that Saturday Night Live has so many cast members from The Groundlings. These guys are incredible.