NYC-based improv/prank group to visit CWRU April 17; “MP3 experiment” to take place on quad

The University Program Board will bring Improv Everywhere to campus Tuesday, April 17.

Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places, such as No Pants Subway and Frozen Grand Central. Now, they’ll visit Case Western Reserve University to give an interactive talk followed by an improv show.

The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building. Not sure where the Wolstein Research Building is? Don’t worry—the North Loop shuttles will stop there that night.

Before the talk, though, one of the Improv Everywhere mp3 experiments will happen on campus. Here’s how it works: An original mp3 file is put online that people download and transfer to their mobile devices or iPods. Participants then synchronize their watches to an atomic clock on, head out to the same public location and blend in with others. At the predetermined time, everyone presses play. Hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator “Steve”—and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on.

So be on the Case Quad at 12:45 p.m. to witness—or take part in—the event.

For more information, or to watch their previous pranks and mp3 experiments, visit

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