The New Museum is hosting a discussion about Improv Everywhere tonight (Friday) at 7:30.  I’m one of the panelists, along with Charlie Todd and Chad Nicholson. Scott Brown moderates.

More info at IE’s site or the New Museum’s site.


The Pantsless

January 27, 2008

Improv Everywhere’s 7th annual No Pants subway ride.  This year we had 900 people in New York, and 2000 across the world.

No Patns on the NYC subway

Tonight’s 20/20 has a segment on Improv Everywhere. They shot footage from 2004’s No Pants and the recent Mp3 Experiment 4, among other things. I did both those missions as a camera operator, so I doubt I’ll appear in the show. Look for it on ABC at 10pm Eastern.

MP3 Experiment 4 - 826 People

Slo-Mo Home Depot

September 11, 2006

Improv Everywhere inserted 200 Agents into a Home Depot to shop in slow motion, then freeze in place for 5 minutes. Providentially, 30 seconds before we began the freeze, the Jewel song “Am I standing Still” began playing over the PA system.

As usual, I ruined a perfectly good backpack to get some covert video.

This event was a lot of fun, though it hasn’t caused nearly the uproar of the Best Buy mission. My camera and I got made by several Home Depot employees, but most were too busy laughing to bother with me. Take heed, Best Buy!

More details and video at the full mission report.

Radio Update

May 3, 2006

It looks like we'll be pre-recording the Michael Smerconish Morning Show segment to air tomorrow (Thursday).

Update May 4th: It aired this morning. It's up as a podcast on WPHT's site, or you might get a faster download here. I think it's a decent interview, but what do I know? I credit Anton Chekhov with writing a play called "The Cherry Tree."

Smerconish Site 

Radio Free Soupsack

May 2, 2006

I'll be live on The Michael Smerconish Morning Show tomorrow discussing the IE Best Buy event. It should happen just after 8:30 AM Eastern. If you're not in Philly or near one of their many affiliates, you can listen online from WPHT's website ("Listen Live," upper right-hand corner). There's an irritating but quick and painless mandatory sign-up (for which you can supply false info if you wish) before the audio starts.

Michael Smerconish is an accomplished neo-conservative author and radio personality who occasionally fills in for Bill O'Reilly and whose recent book "Muzzled" is currently #34 on the NY Times best seller list. More details at his personal site.

Michael Muzzled

If you listen, please drop me a line or post a comment here and let me know how it went.

IE Agents Jump

Last Sunday, 80 Improv Everywhere agents infiltrated a New York City Best Buy store dressed in blue polo shirts and khaki pants. I shot video with a hidden camera and encountered the police. Read the official mission report at Improv Everywhere's site.

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