Improv Everywhere’s video and report for their massive Mp3 Experiment Six is now online. Over 2,000 people participated, all listening to the same mp3 at the same time.
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Improv Everywhere Throws a Surprise Wedding Reception
Read all about it at Improv Everywhere.
Lightsaber Battle Tomorrow in NYC
Perhaps our most requested Toronto event in New York, we are pleased to finally be able to bring the Dayglo Lightsaber Battle to New York City! Thanks to the help of the New York University Program Board.
3,000 blacklight-reactive, meter-long cardboard tubes will be distributed in Washington Square’s Teen Plaza, where there will be massive blacklight cannons aimed at the crowd! Wear black, neon or both. The battle will continue until every tube is destroyed!
Saturday, April 25th 2009
Washington Square Park SE corner
8:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Free and all ages!
Best Funeral Ever: Outtakes
In case you didn’t hear, the Improv Everywhere funeral prank was a hoax for April Fool’s Day. The family members were all actors who were friends of the group. Today they released a video of outtakes from the shoot. The craziest thing about all of this is that the local news covered it as a real event, not even bothering to get a source other than a YouTube video posted by a prank group on April Fool’s Day. Ridiculous!
World Pillow Fight Day is Saturday
World Pillow Fight Day is Saturday. Check out their site for a list of cities participating around the world. The New York event, organized by Newmindspace, has added a “no feathers” policy. This sounds like a good idea after the recent hubbub in San Francisco.
Improv Everywhere: Best Funeral Ever
(Watch in HD on YouTube)
edited by Matt Adams / music by Tyler Walker
For their latest mission, 30 Improv Everywhere agents found a random funeral in the obituary section of the newspaper and turned it into the best funeral ever. They picked a man who had very few surviving relatives and then showed up to his funeral to make it truly awesome.
More info and photos: Best Funeral Ever
UPDATE: Of course, this was fake.
Seeing Sound Waves
When Garth Brooks performed “Shout!” an inauguration party earlier this year, you can literally see the sound traveling through the crowd as the audience throws their arms up when they here the word “shout.” This isn’t a prank, but I thought it was a super cool video, and maybe someone can think of a way to use this in a prank?
People are Strange
From the Urban Prankster group in Portugal, TodosaMarar:
Arecent mission in Lisbon was called “People are Strange”. A group of 7 agents was disguised as several characters and went to a shopping center for a walk. The reactions were amazing, especially from the kids and his parents, and from the shop employees.
After 30 minutes we get expelled from the center by the shopping security, a group of more of ten! We left calmly.
My guess is that they were inspired by this great Remi Galliard prank.
Subway Dance Party in Toronto
Improv in Toronto, recently staged their 2nd Annual Subway Dance Party. They explain:
Our 2nd Annual Subway Dance Party took place on Saturday, February 21. Around 450 people participated this year, making it atleast 20 times bigger than last years. If you’re unfamiliar with the Subway Dance Party, it’s a very easy concept. Once on the subway, a couple people will begin dancing while listening to music on their mp3 players. At first they get weird looks, and a lot of people laughing at them. Slowly though, more people begin joining in on the dance. Over the next couple stops the dance party gains in size, until the whole subway is in motion, and yet this is all done silently!
Ikea Housewarming Party
Urban Pranksters GuerilLA threw a “house warming party” in several rooms of a Burbank Ikea this past weekend. Agent Benny and the Jets writes:
About 30-40 people showed up to one of the living room/kitchen sets at the Ikea in Burbank, bringing gifts (mostly things from other departments at the store). Many people brought cookies and snacks, and games like Jenga. The party was cut off after about twenty minutes by the Ikea staff, at which point Agent Tuttle, the “host” of the party, yelled out that it looks like we’re being too loud and that “the neighbors called the cops”.
Reminds us of Rob Cockerham’s Ikea Fancy Dress Party.