Improv Everywhere Surprises Random New Yorkers and Has Them Give an Impromptu Press Conference

Improv Everywhere Fake Press Conference Tourists

Improv Everywhere surprised random people on the steps of the New York Public Library by having them give an impromptu press conference to a group of enthusiastic reporters. When tourists approached the lectern to snap pictures, a group of reporters swarmed the scene with questions.

Now that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, anything out of the ordinary in public space becomes an Instagram opportunity. With this project the goal was to bait people into posing for a photo and then surprise them with much more than they thought they signed up for. You can approach our microphones and pose for a photo, but if you do, you’re going to have to answer some questions.

Improv Everywhere Fake Press Conference Reporters

Improv Everywhere Fake Press Conference Man in Black Hat

Improv Everywhere Fake Press Conference Setup

photos via Improv Everywhere

Glen Tickle
Glen Tickle

Amelia's dad. Steph's husband. Writer, comedian, gentleman. Good at juggling, bad at chess.