Thursday, September 13, 2012

Improv Everywhere

Improv Everywhere is a NYC-based "prank collective" that aims to induce chaos and joy around New York City (and beyond). And they usually do a pretty great job. These are a few of my favorite missions:

For our latest mission, we turned a mini-golf course into a major golf championship. We surprised random mini-golfers with caddies, commentators, an ESPN camera crew, and a huge crowd. The "winner" was presented with the actual Claret Jug from The Open Championship. We surprised several groups throughout the day, appearing out of nowhere each time.
Full story at Improv Everywhere

For our latest mission we turned a carousel into a horse race. A single jockey was joined by two announcers, a roaring crowd, and a trumpeter. The children on the carousel had no idea what was going on. The mission took place at Le Carrousel in New York's Bryant Park.
Produced by Improv Everywhere

For the Third Annual Black Tie Beach, hundreds of participants spent a day at the beach in black tie attire. We covered Coney Island and Brighton Beach with a diverse group of people of all ages laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean in formal wear. Agents were instructed to find cheap tuxedos and ball gowns at thrift stores for the occasion.
Full story at Improv Everywhere

For our latest mission, we staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.
Produced and Created by Charlie Todd

I hope this brought joy to you as well.

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