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Our interview in Time Out NY is also in the printed version! Pick up a copy!

North Coast is absolutely thrilled to have such an amazing piece of press in Time Out NY! Check out this great interview with Doug Widick! 

"For those who like their rhymes as solid as their punch lines, North Coast are a dream combo—every show, the group creates hilarious on-the-spot raps that all link together into a larger (normally awesomely bizarre) story. Originally scheduled to perform at The PIT, one of the best comedy theaters in New York for just two months, the group have been such a hit that their run has now been extended through till the end of March. We caught up with co-founder Doug Widick…”

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You have probably seen her in a show lately because she has been sitting in w/ the team and killin’ it the last few months. It makes total sense that this hilarious rapper comedian should join on full time.

We are thrilled to add Katy Berry to the North Coast family. 

Katy Berry is a New York based writer and improviser who has studied comedy at The Magnet Theater and the UCB. In addition to working with North Coast, Katy also performs around NYC with her long form improv team, Cool Blanche. Follow her on Twitter for more exciting updates: @Katyeffinberry

New North Coast song and Music Video!

North Coast was hired to create a video for BLACK COIN crypto-currency.  If you don’t know what that is, watch! You’re about to discover it’s awesome.

North Coast did everything in the video from beats to lyrics to music and video production. Hire us for your company’s next project and we’ll make it awesome too. #SWAGGER #BAWSE

The Mayhem Poets join us at the show this Sat at 8pm! 

These theater trained, comedically gifted, lyrical virtuosos seamlessly blend raw elements of hip hop, theater, improv and stand up comedy to tell gut wrenching truths that leave audiences forever changed…

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8pm, Sat Aug 16th
The People’s Improv Theater
123 East 24th Street @ Lexington

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"I’m thrilled by every opportunity to introduce an audience to North Coast," says Associate Artistic Director Ashley Melzer. “Their comic timing and clever wordplay create an awesome amount of energy on stage that’s sure to win over fans of hip hop, humor and having a great time.”

Great write up in Broadway World about North Coast and DSI Comedy Theater! Click through to read it all!


The PIT looks DOPE.

We LOVE the amazing window art outside of the People’s Improv Theater promoting our show! Super bawse. 

Art by: Asher Rogers

Sarsota Improv Fest Photos

We had an amazing time at the Sarasota Improv Festival and now there are photos to prove it! Click HERE for more amazing B&W pics by David Brian Braun Photography

Take a walk down 24th street between Park and Lex - and see North Coast on a window! So awesome.

Super stoked to be highlighted at the People’s Improv Theater. We currently have shows there on Saturday nights at 8pm.

Hip Hop Improv Comedy at its finest - don’t miss it!

It’s been a big week.

Doug and Robo, from North Coast, sat down to discuss all things hip hop and improv with the Village Voice! The interview came out awesome and we are honored to be in it.

Check it.


There seems to be a lot of parallels between the worlds of freestyle rapping and improv comedy, so it shouldn’t be that surprising that hip-hop improv troupe North Coast is thriving. Recently celebrating five years together, North Coast have spent their summer doing their brand of musical improv across the country, as well as every Saturday night at The Pit, which has just been extended through September. We spoke to two of the group’s founding members, James T. Robilotta and Douglas Widick, about bringing freestyle rhymes into the realm of improv and how they’ve kept their style so fresh.

Check out the full interview on the Village Voice website!