Groundlings Theater: The Black Version

by mitzimsa on January 23, 2014

 GROUNDLINGS THEATER BLACK IMPROVE Groundlings Theater The Black Version

Groundlings:  The Black Version is a completely improvised comedy show at the Groundlings Theater created by Groundling alum Jordan Black. The cast consist of all African American actors with regulars Jordan Black, Keegan Michael-Key, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams, Daniele Gaither, Jordan Peele, and Phil LaMarr and directed by Karen Maruyama.

They’ve also had special guest performers such as Wayne Brady, Nyima Funk, Jerry Minor and Angela V. Shelton among others. This talented group are all giants of the comedy improve world with vast television credits ranging from Mad TV and Saturday Night Live to the Boondocks and Reno 911 and dozen more.

The show begins when the director asks the audience to suggest a popular film title and then the cast right there on the spot, improvise the “black version” of that film. They have received glowing review and have performed to all sold out houses at the Groundlings Theater since opening in the summer of 2010.

Groundlings Theater Show Cast

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