ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera

NORTH COAST, Katy Berry, Rachel Rosenthal, Douglas Widick, James Robilotta, Evan Kaufman, Dan Reitz, Boris Khaykin, Beatboxer: Ethan "Exacto" Scott

Fri · June 3, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

 

ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera
ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera
You've seen them drop beats, bars, and bomb ass hooks - but this June, North Coast is dropping knowledge. History knowledge.

North Coast, New York City's premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and long form improv comedy. But in the heat of Lin Manuel's smash Broadway hit Hamilton, people have been going f****** bonkers for historical raps. We hear you loud and clear.

Join North Coast on Sept 23rd at Union Hall for a very special performance as the team takes your favorite historical figure and performs a full, factually-accurate improv set to satisfy your hunger for hip-hop history. Nikola Tesla? Bawse. Ida B. Wells? Flawless. Louisa May Alcott? Mic drop.

This event will sell-out so be sure to stand on the right side of history and buy your tickets today!

Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows” by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on Vh1, in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings, and currently performs every Saturday night at The Peoples Improv Theater.
NORTH COAST
NORTH COAST
"ONE OF THE TOP 10 COMEDY SHOWS OF 2014" -- TIMEOUT NY

North Coast is New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team! Boasting nationally recognized beat-boxers on their cast roster, North Coast is a unique collaboration of comedy, hip hop, and music. North Coast has been wowing audiences at comedy venues, festivals, and universities across the country for over 5 years. They've been featured in Time Out NY, The New York Times, and the Village Voice and in 2014, they taught the world how to freestyle rap on Slate’s podcast, The Gist. North Coast has been described as “mind-blowing” and “next level” so, if you don’t know… now you know.
Katy Berry
Katy Berry
Katy Berry is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer who has studied at both The Magnet and UCB Theaters. Frequently referred to as “a bad bitch with an incredible smile,” when not performing with North Coast, Katy can be found slaying audiences with her indie long form team, Cool Blanche, or indie sketch team, S.A.C.K. Stay tuned for her forthcoming web series, Katy in the Bush.
Rachel Rosenthal
Rachel Rosenthal
Rachel Rosenthal is comedian and improviser with over 15 years of experience. She is also a free-style rapper. In addition to touring and performing w/ Hip Hop improv team, North Coast, Rachel is an improv instructor at The People’s Improv Theater (2014 Teacher Of The Year) and Miami Ad School. You can also see her performing with free-form touring improv company, Big Bang.

Rachel has been featured on Vh1 and on several podcasts and radio shows including “Risk!,” Slate’s “The Gist,” WBUR’s “You’re the Expert, and Myq Kaplan's “Hang Out With Me" podcast. The Huffington Post once called her an “improv whirlwind.”
Douglas Widick
Douglas Widick
Douglas Widick is a founding member of Hip-Hop Improv group, North Coast, which was named one of Timeout NY’s Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014. You can catch him performing around NYC with many other musical improv, improv, and sketch groups as well. He is a member of house Musical Improv teams at both the Magnet and PIT Theaters, and just finished sketch shows with Pop Roulette (PIT), The 2017 Tony Awards (UCB), Dead Dads Club (UCB). He also performs with UCB Theater NY Maude Sketch Team Dangerous Woman. Doug teaches an 8-week Hip-Hop Improv class at the Magnet Theater, and was recently seen in the Off-Broadway musicals, F#%king Up Everything and Blank! The Musical.
James Robilotta
James Robilotta
James Robilotta is the founder of the freestyle-rapping, beatboxing, always fresh, long-form team “North Coast”. He started performing improv and stand-up comedy in 2004 and continued in graduate school with Clemson University’s troupe, “Mock Turtle Soup”. In 2007 he started studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Magnet Theater, in New York City. James now teaches hip hop improv at the Magnet theater and workshops at comedy festivals around the country.

Outside of improv James is a Professional Speaker who talks with corporate and college audiences around North America about Authentic Leadership and Networking. He is also a Personal Coach who hold people accountable to pursuing their goals and living more purposeful lives.
Evan Kaufman
Evan Kaufman
Evan Kaufman is an improviser, writer, and director living in Brooklyn. In addition to performing with Rebecca, he can be seen Saturday night’s at the PIT with his groups Gypsy Danger and hip hop improv collective North Coast. Evan is a former writer for comedy website Official Comedy, has directed videos for NBC Sports and is a MainStage alumnus of Boston’s Improv Asylum.
Dan Reitz
Dan Reitz
Dan Reitz is the musical director behind the acclaimed musical comedy shows Your Love, Our Musical and Baby Wants Candy, and is the co-producer of the new show Stonehenge: The Improvised Rock Opera. He has performed and taught musical improv comedy workshops at festivals throughout the world including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Del Close Marathon. He has taught at Princeton University and the New York Film Academy and is currently on the music faculty at Collegiate School in New York City.
Boris Khaykin
Boris Khaykin
Boris Khaykin is a comedian living in Brooklyn, NY and a frequent performer at the UCB Theater. His stand up has been featured on HuffingtonPost Comedy, Collegehumor Live, and more. He has appeared in and written for videos featured on Comedy Central, Collegehumor, FunnyOrDie, High Times, and UCBcomedy.
Beatboxer: Ethan "Exacto" Scott
Beatboxer: Ethan "Exacto" Scott
Ethan Scott, known as Exacto on stage, is a traveling artist and performer currently based in New York City. Focused on beatboxing, improv, stand-up, and painting, Ethan hopes to inspire the community to dance, sing, study, and overall enjoy life to the fullest. “Exacto” has performed on stage for a variety of shows, ranging from poetry slams and break dance battles throughout the USA and Canada, to “Tourette’s Without Regrets” in Oakland, CA and America’s Got Talent in San Francisco.

At a young age Ethan found visual and aural media to be the strongest forms of communication, and is determined to create a new look and sound with his work.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/