comedic-timing asked: I'm just doing level 1 and hopefully 2 of UCB, and I'm auditioning to hopefully do basic with the groundlings. What did you like about either? how far did you make it in either? are they fun??
I would do UCB and Second City before you tackle Groundlings. Idk how old you are but I auditioned for groundlings when I was 18, an luckily got in, was the youngest person in the core program there, had to face a lot of adversity with my age, finally completed level 3 at 21 and they ended up not passing me cause I was still too young. That was the reason. I was judged by members of the groundlings which included Michaela Watkins and Jordan Black (a former writer for SNL) who all thought I was funny and could be hired to write for a show based on my talent alone in a second, but because I was so young and lacked life experience I wasn’t passed. This was last month.
I wish very much that when I was young I had done the lesser competitive schools like UCB and second city before I had done Groundlings but I can’t change the past. When I move to NY ill finish all of UCB there (UCBNY is way better than UCBLA) and hopefully ill be successful :)