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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!

We were absolutely honored to be in the NY Times Comedy Listings this week! They think we’re “talented!” 


North Coast hit up the Sarasota Improv Festival this past weekend and had an incredible show: with a standing ovation! We absolutely loved this stacked festival of talented acts and kind staff - and would LOVE to return next year.

The Herald Tribune had some nice things to say as well. 

Check out the full article and review here »

Festival photos here » 

Photo credit: Jay Handelman via Herald Tribune

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Did you see a show you liked? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter (@northCoastNYC) Thanks so much and keep spreading the word! We’d love to come to your town, theater, festival, school… apartment… home? Ok. It just got weird. 

This is the latest from North Coast Camp. Tons of awesome upcoming guests at our Sat night PIT shows, Our live album, and more! Also - if you missed us on the Slate Podcast… we’ve got your back.

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