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
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.
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