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Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni  

Xavier Freeman
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List Rules Notable members of The Groundlings improv and sketch comedy troupe

List of Famous Groundlings Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Groundlings are a famous improv and sketch comedy group based in Los Angeles. The Groundlings School has been the training ground for some of the funniest people in Hollywood. After completing the advanced school level, participants may join the Sunday company. If a comedian is successful in the Sunday spot, they will be asked to join Groundlings main company.

Who is the most famous Groundlings alumni? Funnyman Will Ferrell tops our list. Before making his way to “Saturday Night Live,” Ferrell performed with Groundlings in 1995, along with Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Katan and Cheri Oteri. Other “SNL” vets that got their start at Groundlings include Kristen Wiig, Jon Lovitz, Phil Hartman, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph and Taran Killam.

In 1981, Groundlings debuted their first alternative show, Paul Reubens' “Pee Wee Herman Show.” The show played at midnight and featured Reubens, Phil Hartman and John Moody. The show quickly became a huge hit prompting HBO to make it the focus of a comedy special, which somehow led to the popular kids program “Pee Wee's Playhouse.”

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Julia Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 59
Jennifer Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Cheryl Hines is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 53
Lou Romano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 46
Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Pat Morita is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Dec. at 73 (1932-2005)
Mikey Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 38
Stephanie Courtney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Eliza Coupe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 37
Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 51
Steve Agee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 49
Cheri Oteri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 56
Phil LaMarr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 52
Oscar Nunez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 60
Tim Matheson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 71
Michael Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Sherri Stoner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 53
Michelle Thomas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Dec. at 30 (1968-1998)
Tress MacNeille is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Patrick Bristow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Mary Scheer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 55
Laraine Newman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Alex Kapp Horner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Rachael Harris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
Chris Kattan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Groundlings Members and Alumni
age 48