Sunday, February 28, 2010

Best Gig Ever, from Improv Anywhere

I was browsing, fascinated, through the Improv Anywhere archives last year. Lots of their projects seem hilarious and wonderful. But this one really got me...where they picked an unknown band and went and packed their show. You gotta know that it boosted that band's spirits no end, and probably seriously improved the show.

It's certainly much easier to play for a big audience than a tiny one. It's soul-killingly tough to play for a tiny audience. (Ask me how I know!)


  1. There's a story about that event in an episode of This American Life somewhere in the archives. Actually the band wasn't all that happy with the prank.

  2. Yeah, the podcast story is very interesting. Knowing that some members of the band struggled with the deception doesn't seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of the guy behind Improv Everywhere, however.

  3. Darn, I was happier not knowning that. ;)