Time Out New York included us in their “Essential” issue this week where they featured top secret information about essential New York things.
Although Improv Everywhere creates some of the flat-out funniest scenes in New York, you wonâ€™t see them in any theater. And unless you join the groupâ€™s e-mail list, you wonâ€™t know when the performances happen, either. Founder Charlie Todd eschews mean-spirited pranks and says his goalâ€”and that of his cadre of agentsâ€”is simply â€œto make scenes happen.â€ This could involve putting a bathroom attendant in a McDonaldâ€™s or staging an Olympic-trial synchronized-swimming practice in Washington Square Park fountain. Watch footage of past stunts on its website, and then join in the next one.
â€œTwo U.S. senatorsâ€”who requested anonymityâ€”have participated in Improv Everywhere missions,â€ claims Todd. â€œImprov Everywhere missions never take place on odd-numbered streets, and if you plot all of the Improv Everywhere missions on a map of Manhattan, it creates a giant smiley face.â€