North Coast: Hip Hop Improv Comedy

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Photo: Ryan Kelly Coil

Photo: Ryan Kelly Coil

North Coast frequently travels to colleges, festivals, and businesses around the U.S. to perform and lead workshops on improv scenework, freestyle rapping, and beginner beatboxing. Classes promote teamwork, improve listening skills, and encourage creativity in a fun and low-pressure environment that is ideal for both corporate and school groups. We can cater our performance or workshop to any audience, student, or age-group. Our client list contains everything from major corporations and universities to small start-up companies and schools. We also offer regular “Hip Hop Improv” classes and workshops at The Magnet Theater in New York City.

For those looking to take their Bridal Shower, Birthday, or Bachelor(ette) party to the next level, North Coast is also available for private events. We’ll interview your guest of honor and treat them to a fully improvised show that’s all about them! Contact us to find out rates and more!

“We hired the North Coast team to provide entertainment for a fundraiser. We were looking for an act that was fun, entertaining, original and unlike any other performer we’ve had in the past — and you can’t believe how perfectly North Coast fit that description. The show was hilarious. We all kept looking at each other and mouthing the same phrase: ‘How do they do that?!'”  — Sara Hunnighake, Finish Line Physical Therapy 

 

Past Clients Include:

Universities Comedy Festivals Corporate Clients
New York University
SUNY Purchase
Fordham University
New York Institute of Technology
Drew University
Swarthmore College (Comedy Weekend)
UMass, Amherst (Comedy Weekend)
Quinnipiac University
Vancouver International Improv Fest
Sarasota Improv Fest
Black Box Comedy Festival (Atlanta)
North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
Women in Comedy Festival (Boston)
Boston Comedy Arts Festival
Del Close Marathon (NYC)
New York Musical Improv Festival
Steel Stacks Improv Festival (PA)
Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans)
…(too many to mention!)
Ricola
Johnson & Johnson
YPO – Young Presidents Organization
FLIK International
Camp Summer Stars (Gill, Massachusetts)
Driver Digital
BlackCoin
Finish Line Physical Therapy
Completely Bare
Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership

But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

“Flatiron is known for its creativity, community, and culture, so we were excited to have North Coast perform during our Summer Series on the Flatiron Public Plazas, entertaining hundreds of passersby with improv music that they created right on the spot. They were lively, friendly, hip and fun – a perfect fit for the flavor of Flatiron!”

–  Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District 

“In my thirty year professional career I have engaged many performers for corporate events to connect with the audience, enhance the venue message, and create a vibe that resonates with the group. All too often, either the message gets lost, the entertainment factor is a yawn, or the relevance is missing. When North Coast started their improvisational rap [this was the first time in my career that] something transformational happened: The entertainment become one with the message and a resounding level of joy echoed through the theater at Harvard. I am so grateful that Doug, as the leader of North Coast, led his team of talented artists to capture the spirit and culture of our company in a smart expertly delivered performance. Bravo!”

–  Adam Freed, Senior Vice President Creative Development, FLIK International

“North Coast delivered an exceptional program for our team offsite! The performers were professional, talented, and delivered insights for our team that our staff were immediately able to apply to improve their client interactions the next day. Doug met with our executive team in advance of our staff offsite to help plan the key learnings and breakout programming for the day. The program from North Coast was a highlight of our offsite. I would highly recommend North Coast to any company, especially those in the service industry.”
– Justin Joffe, CEO, Completely Bare

We hired the North Coast team to provide entertainment for a fundraiser. We were looking for an act that was fun, entertaining, original and unlike any other performer we’ve had in the past — and you can’t believe how perfectly North Coast fit that description. The team was incredibly professional and accommodating with all of the advance logistics. The show itself was hilarious. We all kept looking at each other and mouthing the same phrase: “How do they do that?!” This is a talented group of people to be able to come up with improv hip hop on the spot that’s both funny and clever. We won’t think twice about inviting them back in the future!
–  Sara Hunnighake, Finish Line Physical Therapy 

We brought North Coast to Quinnipiac University to teach our Fraternity & Sorority Life students the value of improv comedy and why it matters for effective leadership. The students very much enjoyed the chance to learn from North Coast’s very talented improv team, which helped each student identify ways to add to and build the conversation, rather than put on the metaphorical brakes. Booking them for the program was absolutely painless. They worked within our budget and provided one heck of a performance for students to enjoy. I highly recommend their professional services, their collective talent, and their overall sense of humor.
–  Kyle Hickman, Assistant Director – Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, Quinnipiac University