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The Groundlings Theatre has served as the home to some of the world's most talented sketch and improvisational actors from Phil Hartman and Paul Reubens to Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. The Groundlings began as the Gary Austin Workshop in 1972. Currently, up to 300 students are enrolled in the program which features both day and evening classes, with a four-part curriculum that gives students a systematic approach to learning improvisation and writing skills. Alumni of The Groundlings include Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Will Farrell, Jon Lovitz, Michael Hitchcock, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Reubens, Michael McDonald, Phil LaMarr, and Kristen Wiig, among many others.