Last July, NY-based comedy troupe Improv Everywhere signed with YouTube multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio. Since then, the comedy team, known for their public (and often pantsless) pranks, have developed a brand new web series titled “Movies in Real Life.”
The series, which debuted today, brings iconic scenes from famous movies into the real world. “Movies in Real Life’s” maiden upload follows the Improv Everywhere crew as they reenact the famous running scene from the film “Rocky.” The public stunt culminates in over 100 kids running with Rocky Balboa stand-in Dan Black up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Improv Everywhere will release new episodes of “Movies in Real Life” every Tuesday throughout the fall. Each episode will also be accompanied by a mission report and photos, which will offer a candid behind the scenes look at the filming process.
When the group signed with CDS back in July, the MCN spoke about expanding Improv Everywhere’s overall web presence. Since joining CDS, Improv Everywhere has released multiple viral uploads including Orchestra Surprise and Black Tie Beach 2013.