North Coast: Hip Hop Improv Comedy


North Coast is so honored to work with some of the most well respected Beatboxers in the country. In addition to Ethan Scott, our resident beatboxer, here are a few of the other people we work with on a regular basis.

Mark Martin

New York City based beatboxer, Mark Martin, is the 2016 American Beatbox Champ. Mark is a touring performer in the acapella theater group Voca People, performing off broadway as well as internationally since 2011. Recently, Mandibul was a judge in the 2014 SingStrong Chicago acapella festival, and will be a judge in the 2014 East Coast Regional Beatbox Battle. Mandibul has performed with hip-hop improv team North Coast since 2011. In 2011, Mandibul graduated from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized study with a concentration centered around beatboxing.

Kaila Mullady

Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer. She is the 2015 World Beatbox Champion, American Vice Beatbox Champion, 2x Loop station champion and 3x, reigning, Beatrhyme Champion. Kaila performs all over NYC and the country infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of. Teaching workshops all across the country promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music. Giving back to communities and volunteering is a big part of Kaila’s creative process.

Amir Shaaban

Amir Shaaban is a beatboxer/multi-instrumentalist originally from Long Island, New York and a New York University alumni with a BA in Music with Honors. Amir has worked with various projects ranging all musical genres and styles including classical, jazz, hip-hop, pop, musical theater, a capella, rock, ska, R&B, funk, and singer-song writer music. In 2016, Amir performed at Lincoln Center for the annual College Cabaret competition as one of the 5 finalists from all of New York City. In the past Amir has worked and toured with artists such as Melanie Martinez, as well as music and music video productions for HealthCorps, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Oz. Amir has also guest lectured at NYU educating students about the art of beatboxing in regards to its history, culture, and mechanics. In addition, Amir is a BeatRocker for B.E.A.T. Global (Bridging Education and Art Together) educating children of all ages on how to beatbox and produce music.

Chris Sullivan (Shockwave)

Hailing from Mission:IMPROVable, Chris began his NYC career as house band for Variety Underground back in 2002 - and it's been beats and comedy ever since. He started at the UCB interning, working crew for Kilgore, vocal accompanied harold team Filth and performed in the 3 on3 Improv Tournament. He continued on to accompany countless artists and musical comediens with beatbox and sound effects all over NYC: Adira Amram, Cock Lorge, Carolyn Castiglia, Erin and her Cello, I Eat Pandas, Jessica Delfino, The Pearl Brunswick, Soce the Elemental Wizard, The Rob and Mark Show, Zero Boy and many others. Becoming an original member of Freestyle Love Supreme in 04, Shockwave has toured the world making up beats, soundscapes, and jokes- playing The Aspen Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the 10th Anniversary for UK Paramount Comedy. He's worked regularly with Beatboxer Entertainment on the Hip-Hop Subway Series and performing with such greats as Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel and Biz Markie. He's also performed/produced ongoing shows: Shockwave: THE MIXTAPE at Ars Nova Theater The 8-Track: A Seamless Blend of Comedy and Music at The Green Room and The BEAT down at Mo Pitkins and The UCB.

Featured on "The Today Show", MTV's "The Elements" and "The How-To Show", FUSE, Nickelodeon,and The Daily Show, you can now catch Shock teaching kids how to read on "The Electric Company" on PBS and with Freestyle Love Supreme making musical make-em-ups at COMIX.

Shaun Fisher

Shaun Fisher  was North Coast’s first full-time beatboxer. Shaun, a UCB trained improviser and long time performer on New York’s premier Hip Hop improv team NORTH COAST, has moved to the West Coast and can be seen around town doing standup, beat-boxing and performing with the LA branch of Hip Hop improv, 808. Twitter: @HeyGuysItsShaun