June 09, 2015

Say Something Nice Prank

You may already be familiar with Improv Everywhere. Improve Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents.

About this prank. Photo ABOVE : They constructed 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. They wanted to see what would happen if New Yorkers were given the opportunity to amplify their voices to "say something nice". Check this out!

Agents Jason Eppink and Keith Haskel played the "movers". Wearing orange vests to give them an air of legitimacy, they placed the lectern at the southern tip of Union Square and then vanished.

The lectern was in a very high-traffic area, and people immediately started to take notice, stopping to read the sign.

Not everyone followed directions. The guy above called out his friend (standing embarrassed next to him) for backing out on moving into his apartment.

Here's the final video. Made me laugh. :)

Hope you're having a good week. xx

(Photos by Ari Scott for Improv Everywhere)