Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Am On A "Mission" To Make You Smile!! :-)

I suspect that we here at the Jersey Shore may be in the midst of the rainiest season ever. Gray, cloudy, rainy days have been our norm recently and while personally I love days like this, I know a lot of people find it depressing. So when I came upon something that just made me smile and smile and laugh and laugh, I had to share it with you, my dear readers.

I had vaguely heard of this "group" before, but it was this article by computer guru David Pogue in the NY Times, about his own participation in one of the "missions" that really made me check them out.
The group is called Improv Everywhere and this is how they describe themselves on their web site.
"Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 80 missions involving thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City."

Hundreds, even thousands of people, all working in concert, just to do something fun and funny...or in the case of "Wedding Reception", something rather sweet.

Here is a short video of the Roosevelt Island Mission that David was in....

..and perhaps their most famous "mission", Frozen Grand Central Station. Of course the most interesting part is the reaction of the 'audience'.

...and my personal favorite, Food Court Musical!

I dare you not to


  1. I'd love to know more about that Food Court Musical - did they all work there and decide to sing one day, or were they all actors who took on jobs in the food court for a few minutes? I really hope it was the former!

  2. The food court was so cool! I would have loved to been there! Thanks for the laugh this morning. I always need a good laugh!


  3. Thanks for the major chuckles, wee Caite. How come nothing like this ever happens in W. Podunk, FL?

  4. farmland, I don't know, but you are right, that would be cool.

    Debbie, it is my job in life to spread laughter and cheer.

    Kaye, perhaps you nee to contact them and organize something out there in w. podunk. my niece lives not that far and she would be up for

  5. If you like Improv Everywhere, you should check out this blog -

    She's one of the troupe members and a photographer. I can't remember how I found her blog, but I seriously smile whenever I read it.

  6. wow, that is excellent! all my fav of there 'missions' are there. I love the high five elevator...but I have my doubts about no pants subway...hmmmmmmmmmmm.


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