• improvised hip hop with North Coast from New York

improvised hip hop

North Coast are flying all the way from New York to teach this amazing two day workshop!!! They are one of our favourite ever groups so we are getting them over especially for this.

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 intensive two day musical improv workshop introduces you to the basics of Hip Hop Improv: the combination of free-style rapping and scene work.

We’ll get you on your feet with freestyle rapping and getting a feel for rhyme scheme basics and creating both musical and rhythmic hooks.

We’ll also drill into the deal of your scene and its characters so we can rap from a place that matters.

Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scenework!

No previous experience of rap or musical improv needed. You don’t need any previous knowledge of rap or hip hop either.

dates, time, location

Days (2 day workshop): Saturday 7th March – Sunday 8th March 2020. BOOK NOW

Time: 12pm – 5pm both days.

Price: £160.

Venue: Katzpace, Katzenjammers, 24 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TY

Tube: London Bridge

Ages: 18+

north coast

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009.

Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by resident beatboxer. 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 comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.

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. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night in New York City at The Peoples Improv Theater.


  • Free style rapping.
  • Rhyme schemes.
  • Creating musical and rhythmic hooks.
  • Beatboxing.
  • Scene work.
  • Finding the deal of your scene and characters.
  • Rapping from a place that matters.
  • Finding your flow.
  • Weaving rapped verses in and out of your improv scenework.