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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.

Read the full report: Carousel Horse Race

Upcoming: Revolutionary Water Gun Battle

Boston’s Banditos Misteriosos is organizing a water gun battle with a Revolutionary War theme. It will take place on Saturday, August 16, and you can sign up for it on their site.

They explain:

The summer is heating up, thus, it is with pride that Banditos Misteriosos announces the Revolutionary Water Gun Fight.

Consider this event the combination of a good old fashioned water gun fight and the revolutionary battle of our forefathers.

Staying true to Boston’s historical roots, this water gun fight shall focus on two armies, marching and meeting each other for a battle in a specific location.


Army Assignment:
Participants will be asked to register for event beforehand on the Banditos Misteriosos website ( The registration form will be up by Monday, July 28th. The night before the event, emails will be sent out with army assignment and meet up location.

– 1 empty water gun of your choice.
– At least 2 FILLED two-liter bottles (bring more if you desire!)
– 1 back-pack to hold water bottles.
– 1 bottle of bubbles.
– 1 either red or blue shirt (depending on army assignment).
– Any other revolutionary paraphernalia you don’t mind getting wet (hats, flutes, etc)
– As always, your fighting vigor and a bandana!

The Golden Ass

Street artist Mark Jenkins makes, among other things, awesome human sculptures out of tape and then dresses them and puts them in public places. His latest project is The Golden Ass. In an area of Barcelona packed with “golden statue” type street performers, he constructed a sculpture that looked like a human in a horse costume. Everyone who encountered it assumed it was a performer being incredibly still.

He writes:

“…it’s much easier to make pretend people than to pretend to be a sculpture all day.”

Michael Jackson Roof Prank

For Scene Diego‘s latest mission, they got a crowd to pretend Michael Jackson was dining on a fancy rooftop restaurant. They write:

85 Agents showed up on a clear Saturday night in June. The mission? We started a dirty little rumor that Michael Jackson was having dinner on the rooftop of Stingaree in Downtown San Diego. We had no idea we would double the size of our group with this little fib. Our 85 agents turned into 150-200 screaming, chanting, and singing – Michael Jackson fans. We took over all four corners and the intersection. The restaurant manager came out and asked us to leave their sidewalk, neighbors came out of apartments, and people left their dinner tables to come join the excitement; waiting for MJ to make an appearance. The very confused wait staff watched in confusion from inside the front window.

This mission reminds us of Improv Everywhere’s U2 rooftop prank:

and Zug’s Michael Jackson prank:

If you live in the San Diego area, be sure to check out the pillow fight that Scene Diego is organizing on August 2.

Upcoming: prototype161 in New York

We got an interesting letter in our inbox today informing us of an upcoming event in New York City on July 12. We’re not exactly sure *what* it is, but it sure looks like fun.

We went to the group’s website and found this:

Your story begins here. Prototype161 seeks creative, resourceful, and daring individuals to serve as agents in our ongoing investigations.

You will track down clues, solve puzzles, and interrogate suspects. You’ll scour a city to find the answers. You’ll compete against other agents to solve the case first.

Our most resourceful and successful agents will earn rewards and accolades.

New agent recruitment will take place on the evening of Saturday, July 12th in New York City. If you think you have what it takes, click the button below.

Sign Up

Save the date, New Yorkers! Here’s the letter they sent us:

Airport Musical

This is a viral marketing video promoting some sort of theatre ticket website in London. It seems like they wanted to capitalize on the success of Improv Everywhere’s Food Court Musical video, which went viral about a month before this was filmed. Improv Everywhere was not the first to stage a musical in a public place (see: Prangstgrüp’s “Reach!” for an earlier example,) but there are a couple of things in this video that were directly taken from Food Court Musical, most obviously the appearance of a threatening security guard who then surprises everyone by singing as well.

Food Court Musical:

(also available on YouTube)
song by Scott Brown and Anthony King
arranged by Jamie Laboz