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Carousel Horse Race Prank by Improv Everywhere


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Edited by Nathan Russell / Music by Tyler Walker

For their latest mission Improv Everywhere 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.

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New Improv Everywhere: The Mute Button


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Produced by Charlie Todd and Matt Adams / Music by Tyler Walker

For Improv Everywhere’s latest mission 23 actors and 2 dogs infiltrated a public space and went on “mute” at coordinated intervals. The mission took place near the northern entrance to Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Mute Button was produced by Improv Everywhere as part of the Guggenheim Museum exhibition stillspotting nyc.

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Improv Everywhere’s Mp3 Experiment Seven


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Edited by Keith Haskel / music by Tyler Walker

For Improv Everywhere’s latest mission, over 3,000 participants downloaded an MP3 file and pressed play simultaneously in retail stores in Midtown Manhattan. The masses converged on Bryant Park where a series of fun activities unfolded, culminating in a huge “mummy dance party.” This was the 7th installment in the Mp3 Experiment series.

Improv Everywhere’s Black Tie Beach Prank


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Produced by Charlie Todd and Matt Adams / music by Tyler Walker

For our latest mission we had several hundred agents spend a day at Coney Island / Brighton Beach wearing black tie attire. We covered a mile-long stretch of beach with a diverse group of people of all ages (from babies to sixty-somethings) laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean, all in formal wear. Agents were instructed to find cheap tuxedos and ball gowns at thrift stores for the occasion.

Improv Everywhere: Star Wars Subway Car Prank


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edited by Matt Adams / music by Gustav Holst, arranged by Tyler Walker

For their latest mission, Improv Everywhere staged a reenactment of the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars on a New York City subway car.

Photos and report: Star Wars Subway Car

New Improv Everywhere: The Tourist Lane


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idea by Jeff Greenspan / edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

For Improv Everywhere‘s latest mission, they created separate walking lanes for tourists and New Yorkers on a Fifth Avenue sidewalk. Department of Transportation “employees” were on hand to enforce the new rules and ask pedestrians for their feedback on the initiative. Enjoy the video first and then go behind-the-scenes with the photos and report on IE’s site:

Improv Everywhere: The Tourist Lane


Also check out these other recent Improv Everywhere missions:

I Love Lunch! project page

Who You Gonna Call? project page

Guerrila Handbell Strikeforce project page



Where's Rob project page

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Improv Everywhere Ghostbusters Prank in the New York Public Library


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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

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Improv Everywhere’s No Underwear Subway Ride: Uncensored


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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

In case you didn’t get the memo, the Improv Everywhere video we posted last week was an April Fool’s Day hoax.

Read all about it: No Underwear Uncensored

New Improv Everywhere – A Handbell Choir Helps out a Salvation Army Bell Ringer


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edited by Matt Adams / idea by Jason Eppink

For our latest mission, a 13-member handbell choir provided some unexpected accompaniment for a Salvation Army bell ringer on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our report below.

Read the behind-the-scenes and see photos: Guerrilla Handbell Strikeforce

New Improv Everywhere: Where’s Rob? – Lost at a Knicks Game


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edited by Matt Adams / song by Tyler Walker

For the latest Improv Everywhere mission, Agent Lathan pretended to get lost during a Knicks game. Throughout the second half he kept appearing further and further away from his assigned seat with a confused look on his face. Of course Knicks fans went crazy trying to help him find his way back. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with the IE report: Where’s Rob?