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Poll: Face-Off: The Groundlings vs. Second City vs. UCB

Many of today's stand-up, sketch-comedy and comedic acting stars got their training in one of three long-running improv groups. Based on which stars worked with them, which of these groups is the best?

Discuss the list here

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    Instant Comedy with the Groundlings (1998)

    The Groundlings - Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Edie McClurg, Cheryl Hines, Cheri Oteri, Jan Hooks, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Coolidge, Chris Kattan, Chris Parnell, Jim Rash, Taran Killam, Maya Rudolph, Nat Faxon, Jon Lovitz, Tim Matheson, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Will Forte, Ana Gastery, Kathy Griffin, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Pat Morita, Craig T. Nelson, Kristen Wiig, JJ Abrams, Daryl Hannah, Mariska Hargitay, Dax Shepard, Adam Carolla, Conan O'Brien, Nasim Pedrad, Jimmy Fallon
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    John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, and Dave Thomas in SCTV (1976)

    Second City - Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Cecily Strong, John Candy, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Rachel Dratch, Keegan-Michael Key, Jeff Garlin, Jack McBrayer, John and Jim Belushi, Amy Sedaris, Robert Klein, Fred Willard, George Wendy, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Peter Boyle, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Jane Lynch, Ryan Stiles, Nia Vardalos, Horatio Sanz, Jason Sudeikis
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    Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh in Upright Citizens Brigade (1998)

    Upright Citizens Bridgade - Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz, Kurt Braunohler, Kate McKinnon, Thomas Middleditch, Ilana Glazer, Bobby Moynihan, Abbi Jacobson, Sasheer Zamata, Aziz Ansari, Adam Pally, Doug Benson, Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Casey Wilson, Fred Armisen, Ellie Kemper, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Lennon, Rachel Bloom, Rob Corddry, David Cross, Rachel Dratch, Kumail Nanjiani, Jordan Peele, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Aubrey Plaza, Reggie Watts, Donald Glover, Jake Johnson