Freestyle Rap and Improv Comedy Collide when NYC’s North Coast Throws Down at ImprovBoston

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NYC hip-hop comedians bring unique improv style to Boston for one night of avant-garde comedy.

This April, ImprovBoston will turn from a local comedy club to a fast-paced freestyle rap battleground when NYC’s North Coast brings their hip-hop comedy skills to town. This unique show will be Thursday, April 14th at 8pm during ImprovBoston’s Harold Night. Tickets cost $10 or $7 for students. ImprovBoston is located at 40 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA. More information and tickets are available at

North Coast is the only New York City comedy group that incorporates freestyle rapping and beatboxing into vibrant improv comedy. Each North Coast show is bursting with energy from start to finish; it starts with the audience providing a rap lyric which the group then uses to create extraordinary freestyle raps and eccentric characters. “I grew up listening to hip-hop and always loved the energy that it can bring out in a crowd,” explains Harold Night cast member Maile Shoul, “But what North Coast does is nothing short of amazing. They truly love hip-hop and place it on a pedestal while literally MAKING a seamless and hilarious show.”

North Coast met at New York City’s prestigious Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre and have performed their unique brand of comedy up and down the East Coast. Over the past two years, they have performed at a variety of comedy festivals; including The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, The New York Musical Improv Festival and Boston’s own Women in Comedy Festival.

“Seeing this show will be a lot like seeing a full-length play,” explains Shoul. “But instead of Romeo & Juliet, it’s Eminem & Nicki Minaj – and on top of their amazing rap skills, North Coast is incredibly funny. Comedy fans and hip-hop fans alike should check this out.”

Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8pm

Price $10 ($7 for students)
Available for purchase at or

40 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

About Harold Night:
Harold Night is a consortium of local Boston comedians who bring first-class improv comedy to at ImprovBoston every Thursday at 8pm.

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