Pizza Party Train

Surprise Pizza Delivery to a Random Subway Car!

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

For our latest mission, we delivered 20 pizzas to a random subway car. Two men posing as MTA officials told passengers that their specific E-train car was determined to be the most courteous car in the entire system, and in recognition of their good behavior they were being rewarded with a pizza party. When the train pulled into the next station, eight pizza guys entered, delivering 20 pizzas in warming bags.

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Beer! The Musical!

A musical breaks out in a beer hall, much to the surprise of the bar patrons:

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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Song by Scott Brown and Anthony King

In the latest installment in our Musicals in Real Life series, a seemingly spontaneous musical breaks out in a New York City beer hall, surprising patrons. One by one actors posing as customers and employees of the bar burst into song to help one man choose the right beer for his date. This project was a collaboration with the NY State Brewers Association and took place at Houston Hall in Manhattan.

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Improv Everywhere Channel Trailer

Check out the trailer we created for our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe!

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TRAILER CREDITS:
Created and Directed by Charlie Todd
Produced by Deverge
Music by Tyler Walker
Edited by Ilya Smelansky

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No Pants Subway Ride 2015


Thousands ride the subway without pants in this annual event!
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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

On Sunday, January 11th, 2015 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in over 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 14th Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

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Epic Christmas Caroling


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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge

For our latest mission, we surprised a random family by Christmas caroling with a 20-person brass orchestra and a 13-member choir.

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The Pirates of Central Park


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Created and Directed by Charlie Todd / Produced by: Deverge / Music by Tyler Walker

For our latest mission, we staged a pirate invasion on the Central Park Lake, converting a rowboat rental into a pirate ship. Actors dressed as pirates from Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction set sail on the lake, searching for the keys to their treasure chest. The pirates interrogated the New Yorkers and tourists on other rowboats and by the shore, much to their delight.

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From Left: Ryan Conners, John Timothy, Timmy Wood, Ken Beck

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The Mp3 Experiment Eleven


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Created by Charlie Todd & Tyler Walker / Produced by Deverge

For our latest mission, thousands of people pressed play simultaneously and listened to an mp3 file filled with ridiculous instructions in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Participants were instructed to dress in a single color and begin on the sidewalks surrounding Fort Greene Park. This was all part of our eleventh annual Mp3 Experiment event.

Enjoy the video above first, and then go behind the scenes with our photos below. We’d like to thank the BEAT Festival for hosting the event this year.

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April Fools Past

We’re taking a break from April Fools this year for a few reasons. The main reason is that the space has gotten so crowded; every brand in the world releases an April Fools video now. It’s near impossible to actually fool anyone online like it once was. Also, it’s my wife’s birthday, and it’s nice to not be glued to a computer all day releasing a video. Anyway, to celebrate the date, here’s a look at our history of April Fools hoax projects over the years.

Spider-Man In Real Life (2014)

On the heels of our popular Movies In Real Life series, we released an additional episode on April 1. We made it seem like we had pulled off a very dangerous Spider-Man stunt, but it was actually all special effects and actors acting surprised.

Reverse Times Square (2013)

While dangerous, we probably could recruit a couple of thousand people to walk backwards in Times Square, but it was much easier just to have just a few people walk backwards and then reverse the footage. We actually did a bit of reverse walking in our Mp3 Experiment later that year, in a less traffic-filled location. Anyone who watches to the end of the video should get that it’s a joke… but it continues to fool less observant folks. People will often tell me in person that they saw this video and thought it was amazing. I just smile and say thank you.
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