Comedy School

One Day Hip-Hop Improv Immersive Workshop

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its characters. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene-work.

The workshop will then continue to develop your hip hop improv skills with exercises designed to expand rhythm, polysyllabic rhymes, and plugging into musical archetypes. Trust your instincts and make bold choices with your hooks, while nailing the fundamentals. Improvisers will continue to hone their scene-work so raps are more focused on exploration and less focused on inventing new information.

About the Instructors: With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals all over the world since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from the audience, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown explosive hip-hop songs facilitated by their resident beatboxer, Doctor Brick. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the hip-hop, comedy and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.

02/26/2022 11:00 AM

Door Time: 10:45 AM

Other Showtimes

Saturday, February 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (one-hour lunch break 1:30-2:30). Limited to 16 students. Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its characters. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene-work.

The workshop then continues to develop your hip hop improv skills with exercises designed to expand rhythm, polysyllabic rhymes, and plugging into musical archetypes. Trust your instincts and make bold choices with your hooks, while nailing the fundamentals. Improvisers will continue to hone their scene-work so raps are more focused on exploration and less focused on inventing new information.


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Class Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • Participants in this class must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and produce proof of vaccination (such as a completed vaccination card) at the start of the first session. If you have any questions about this policy, please e-mail info@dcimprov.com.

New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music. This musical improv workshop will get even the most beginner performers comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to really drill into the deal of your scene and its characters. Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scene-work.

The workshop will then continue to develop your hip hop improv skills with exercises designed to expand rhythm, polysyllabic rhymes, and plugging into musical archetypes. Trust your instincts and make bold choices with your hooks, while nailing the fundamentals. Improvisers will continue to hone their scene-work so raps are more focused on exploration and less focused on inventing new information.

About the Instructors: With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals all over the world since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from the audience, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown explosive hip-hop songs facilitated by their resident beatboxer, Doctor Brick. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the hip-hop, comedy and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.