Improv Everywhere’s Ghostbusters stunt at NYPL

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05.18.10 37 Comments

Improv Everywhere are famous for their occasionally funny stunts (see also: spontaneous musicals, no pants subway ride) that generally involve getting strangers to pay attention to them.  Haha, I love you, theater kids.  Anyway, their latest stunt involved staging a Ghostbusters scene at the New York Public Library, the setting of the first scene in the original Ghostbusters.

The New York Public Library approached us about a month ago and asked if we would want to stage an Improv Everywhere mission on their property. The library is facing serious budget cuts, and they thought having us do something awesome there might serve to remind people of how great the NYPL is. We couldn’t say no to the opportunity to do something in their gorgeous, 100 year-old Rose Main Reading Room. [ImprovEverywhere]

It’s a good thing the library staff was in on it.  If I saw that many chicks in burkas run up, I probably would’ve assumed it was a terrorist attack and maced somebody.  Nonetheless, the people there seemed to genuinely enjoy the show.  Except for this guy, who was busy finishing a text:

I heard a couple of the hobos there enjoyed it so much they almost didn’t finish masturbating.

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