Fake Improv Everywhere’s Fake Subway Wedding Comes with Fake Subway Wedding Crasher

See what thou hast wrought, Improv Everywhere??

subway Fake Improv Everywheres Fake Subway Wedding Comes with Fake Subway Wedding CrasherThis “Blessed Event” video reminds us of how far the whimsical comedy group Improv Everywhere and its ilk have come since their inception…and not in a good way. It used to be that Charlie Todd‘s gathering of merry pranksters would do something to surprise and delight people, like that frozen Grand Central piece, or impromptu musicals about food courts.

Now it’s all this second layer weirdness, where we’re supposed to believe that an actual Improv Everywhere experience is getting interrupted by some assholes, like last April Fool’s where some “punks” beat up an Improv actor dressed as Jar Jar Binks. Mr. Todd even made a video urging people with knowledge of the event to call the police if they had any information on the individuals. That’s not funny, because the “joke” of these things should be that by the end, the audience feels like they’ve witnessed something magical, not a hate crime.

So it’s sad to see this Improv Everywhere knock-off group Northern Manhattan UP Theater Company pulled a similar stunt at the 181st and 186th street stations recently, (as some sort of protest to removing the token booths?). Not only that, but once you get to the whole “guy trying to ruin the wedding” part, it becomes very obvious that this is a regional theater troupe who has run out of rehearsal space. The only people who are laughing about this are the actors: everyone else is just annoyed at the interruption of their commute.

Comments

  1. downonthenews says:

    “The only people who are laughing about this are the actors: everyone else is just annoyed at the interruption of their commute.” – That’s not true, I was laughing. On 181st where I was we all applauded when it was done. It was well accepted, and it looks the same thing happened on 181st.

    I’m not quite sure what the hate is all about here with this article. We lost our token booth on 181st and this is a creative way to draw attention to it. I think they did it in a creative way. Any one with common sense would know that it was fake when they said “If anyone objects… etc etc”

    Good job to the people that thought of this and acted it out. Thank you, and yes I was laughing even though the writer of this article said that I wasn’t.