8. Improv Everywhere Pranks

You may recognize the name Improv Everywhere as the group that hosts the annual No Pants Subway Ride event in New York City. While the group does a few large scale events events like this, a smaller core group of members conducts pranks across the city all year round. Founded in April 2001, the group is a “prank collective that causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” They have executed over 100 missions, like taking over Best Buy, a freeze in Grand Central Terminal, Ghostbusters in the New York Public Library, since their inception which made it difficult to choose just one to showcase here.

The Carousel Horse Race took place on June 6, 2011 at the Bryant Park‘s Le Carrousel in Manhattan. It was just an ordinary day, kids taking turns enjoying rides on the metal bunnies, horses, frogs, and sleighs when a jockey, an undercover Improv Everywhere agent, decided to challenge the youngsters to a race. With the jockey came two dapper-dressed announcers, and a crowd in full fancy, day-at-the-races garb complete with hats and cigars, to cheer on the event.

The prank proved to be highly entertaining, enjoyed by the kids and adults all around. Witness the glorious prank for your self in the video below.

Like what you see and want to watch more? Check out there other missions here.