Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.
Their latest mission was consisted of a custom wooden lectern with a megaphone holster and an attached sign that read, “Say Something Nice.” The lectern was placed in public spaces around New York and then left alone. The New Yorkers were given the opportunity to amplify their voices to “say something nice.”
This mission was produced as part of the Guggenheim Museum exhibition stillspotting nyc. This is their second collaboration in the series, the first being The Mute Button, which involves 23 actors and 2 dogs. They infiltrated a public space and went on “mute” at coordinated intervals. The mission took place near the northern entrance to Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The video can be found at the bottom of this post.