The brilliant minds behind Improv Everywhere are at it again. Following in the theme of “Best Ever”, the agents descended on the funeral for a man with few surviving relatives. The eight people that attended the burial were joined by thirty agents from IE making for a truly memorable inhumation.
The actors arrived a bit late but put on their best grieving faces and joined the mourners graveside. The family of the deceased were baffled by the turnout for a man that few cared about while he was alive.
Eventually the priest noticed the camera and the gig was up. Apparently the presence of a video camera is frowned upon at such occasions. Unfortunately the real mourners failed to recognize the thoughtfulness of the gesture and things turned ugly.
Improv Everywhere dropped this video yesterday, April 1. Everyone involved in the prank were actors and the funeral was fake. It was a nice prank and an amazing sociological experiment. Just check out the hundreds of comments this mission received on their website. Usually IE aims to confuse and delight people on the street, this time they went after the online public with great success. Get in on the next mission by joining the Urban Prankster Network.
Best Funeral Ever
1 April 2009