Improv Everywhere: teaching adults to play

Charlie Todd gets people to ride the subway in their boxers, and dance in public with strangers, all in the name of good fun.

As kids we’re taught to play and we’re never given a reason why we should play – it’s just acceptable that play is a good thing. I think that’s the point of Improv Everywhere. It’s that there is no point, there doesn’t have to be a point. We don’t need a reason as long as it’s fun… and I think as adults we need to learn that there is no right or wrong way to play.

In this TED Talk, Todd reviews some of his more successful improv projects. My favorite? When he gets 80 people to put on blue polo shirts and khaki pants and walk into a Best Buy.

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