If you’re remotely familiar with the New York City-based comedy troupe “Improv Everywhere,” you’ll appreciate their latest “mission,” a classic redux of their 2006 adventure, known simply as “Where’s Rob?“
We decided to try the mission again at a Knicks game for two reasons: 1) We wanted to try to get better video footage of the prank and 2) Agent Lathan found a deal on $10 tickets. MSG has a similar camera policy, but technology has advanced quite a bit in the past three years. Flip video cameras are the same size as point-and-shoot still cameras, and some DSLR cameras shoot gorgeous HD video. MSG doesn’t allow professional cameras with detachable lenses, so we had to get a little creative to smuggle in our nicer gear. Agent Sokoler had the best method– she hid her equipment in her bag underneath underwear and tampons. The security guy flinched when he opened her bag and waved her right on through.
If you can’t watch the video at work, you can read about it on their site. It’s impressively done, and really, there’s not much else to do at a Knicks game. I also applaud Rob’s discipline for being able to carry around a tray of food for an hour and not eating it. That’s staying true to your craft.