Thursday, June 04, 2009

Romantic comedy cab ride, via Improv Everywhere

I really love this idea from Improv Everywhere: they staged a little romantic event in a cab. The idea was to have several people take the same this case, 3 people. The first and last riders are two folks trying to meet for a date, who have missed each other; the middle person is just a spacer to prevent the cabby from figuring out the fakery. The goal is to give the cabby the experience of bringing the daters together and making the romance happen. It's pretty sweet.

Romantic comedy cab ride

It's an interesting having several people serially ride the cab, they are able to control what the cabby experiences. Each person is picked up and dropped off at a planned location. This makes the cab rides into a controlled plot, but the cabby doesn't perceive that; to the cabby it seems like serendipity.


  1. Anonymous12:20 PM

    I think that the equally interesting part of this is the effort these actors were willing to go to give a stranger a chance to be a hero. So much nicer and more interesting than those stupid "Punk'd" style shows that are simply mean-spirited.

  2. You are so right, Anonymous.