Chaos and Joy

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based comedy collective that stages unexpected performances in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere aims to surprise and delight random strangers through positive pranks.

Over the past 20 years, we have staged hundreds of projects involving tens of thousands of undercover performers. Highlights include making time stop at Grand Central Terminal, giving Best Buy 100 extra employees, and letting random strangers conduct a world class orchestra in the middle of Manhattan.

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Our videos have been shared around the world and featured in mainstream media outlets like the Today show, Good Morning America, and The New York Times.

“it’s never not funny”


“a few minutes of high-preparation, high-laughter, and harmless fun”

-A.V. Club

“No Pants Subway Ride was one of the most unifying New York moments ever”


“With nothing but a podium, a megaphone and plaque, Improv Everywhere succeeded in melting the hearts of the coolest people on the planet… and a few out-of-towners as well.”

-The Huffington Post

“Just plain brilliant”