causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 70 missions involving thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.Their missions involve anything from taking off pants in the subway to having people bring in desktop computers into a coffee shop. Every one is unique and fun. Only the agents, i.e. participants recruited by IE, know what's going on and they stay in character throughout. Fellow agents film and photograph the public response, and the results are awesome.
Their most recent mission involved turning a little league game into a major league experience for its participants. And what an experience it was! They brought in fans, a real television network sportscaster to call the play by play, mascots, programs, peanuts, and to top it off, the Goodyear blimp. The kids and parents at the game had a blast -- and IE gave a gift beyond measure to the people involved.
This is the best kind of public performance: one that is truly funny, that makes everyone happy, and where no one ends up being a victim.
Bravo Improv Everywhere. You guys rock!
(Thanks to John Scalzi for the link.)