Posts Categorized: Comedy

Activision Buys Major League Gaming to Broaden Role in E-Sports

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  “I have a simple vision for this,” Mr. Kotick said in a phone interview. “I want to build the ESPN of video games.” Nick Wingfield, a writer from The New York Times reported that Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Call of Duty and other hit video game franchises, has acquired the assets of Major League… Read more »

Maker Studios To Produce Original Web Series

May 7, 2014   |   filed under Comedy, Cross-Platform, Start-Ups, Video, YouTube

Maker Studios, one of the largest single content creators on Youtube, announced at their first Digital Content Newfronts that they will be rolling out eight original web series on the platform backed with big names and new marketing strategies.  There’s the new comedy “Ithmar Has Nothing to Say” produced by Key & Peel, “Shaylife” following Maker… Read more »

The MP3 Experiment Ten

July 12, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Community, Interaction, New York City, Participation

On Sunday, July 14, Improv Everywhere will be hosting its 10th annual MP3 Experiment. At this point, it’s less of an experiment and more of well thought out and tested idea that’s turned into somewhat of a phenomenon. Thousands of people have gathered for these events in the past and this year’s event is sure… Read more »

The 1860s Bar

June 17, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Disruption, New York City, Participation, Video

Hidden camera pranks never get old. Especially when Charlie Todd and the Improv Everywhere team are behind them. For their latest trick, Todd and crew teamed up with the BBC America series Copper and converted a Brooklyn bar into an 1860’s style saloon. In the video above, two young men are invited into the bar… Read more »

The World’s Most Contagious Prank

May 28, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Disruption, Docucomedy, Video, YouTube

I remember sitting up in the tenor section of my high school choir class one morning. Choir was first period this semester. Unless you’re in the shower, 7 in the morning is not the best time to try and sing. This particular session was extra difficult. I walked to my chair and sat down. Written… Read more »

Fans ‘Occupy Conan’ In Late Night Crowdsourcing Experiment

February 5, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Crowdsourcing, Disruption, Participation, Television

Hundreds of ‘Team Coco’ fans submitted videos in a crowdsourced attempt to recreate an episode of the TBS late night talk show ‘Conan.’ Participants chose scenes from the previously aired original episode and acted them out using a variety of techniques. Entires included low and high end produced video, animations, puppetry and other creative forms…. Read more »

No Pants Subway Ride 2013

January 8, 2013   |   filed under Comedy, Culture, Disruption, New York City, Participation

For the 12th year, Improve Everywhere is inviting New Yorkers to drop trou while taking the subway this Sunday, January 13. Participants are gathering at 6 meeting spots around New York where they will be organized into groups and assigned to different subway cars. This is yet another fun, participatory event being hosted by the… Read more »

Black Friday Dollar Store – Improv Everywhere

November 27, 2012   |   filed under Black Friday, Comedy, Disruption, Participation, Video

From Improv Everywhere’s website: “For [their] latest mission, [Improv Everywhere] had 100 people camp out in front of a 99 cent store in Manhattan on Black Friday. Participants arrived early in the morning with tents, chairs, and sleeping bags, making it look like they had camped out overnight. When the store opened, the crowd rushed inside… Read more »

Improv Everywhere’s “Audiogram”

September 10, 2012   |   filed under Audio, Comedy, Disruption, New York City, Participation

On October 13 and 14, Improv Everywhere is staging Audiogram, a new participatory project with the Guggenheim. Audiogram, a cousin to our Mp3 Experiment series, will be an interactive audio adventure that will both make you laugh and make you rethink the noises that surround you in your daily city life. Audiogram is a collaboration between Mp3 Experiment… Read more »