Improv Everywhere is a comedic performance art group based in New York City, formed in 2001. Its slogan is "We Cause Scenes."
Improv Everywhere has done over 100 activities involving tens of thousands of incognito volunteers. From Frozen Grand Central (200 people freeze in place for five minutes and freak out Grand Central commuters) to The No Pants Subway Ride (3,000 people ride the subway in their underwear during a snow storm), Improv Everywhere has produced dozens of viral hits with their unique brand of harmless fun. Their videos have received over 250 million views on YouTube.
Improv Everywhere does not stage missions to draw attention to an issue. They are focused on creating comedy for comedy’s sake and staging events that purposefully have no explicit reason behind them, other than the goal of spreading joy throughout the world.
Brian Fountain is a Senior Agent and photographer for Improv Everywhere. He is a co-founder of The Company, a social network of comedy alumni. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.