YouTube Personality, Improv Everywhere Founder
Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere founder and flash mob purveyor, talks about the challenges in his 20s that led him to pioneer a totally unique form of comedy. Interested in entertainment? All-around nice guy Todd opens up about the realities of the industry, the importance of connecting with other performers, and the creativity it takes to get noticed.
He started the group in August of 2001 when he played his first prank in Manhattan by pretending to be musician Ben Folds at a local bar.
To date, Improv Everywhere has carried out over 100 missions with notable ones including New York’s infamous No Pants Subway Ride, Frozen Grand Central, Mp3 Experiment, The Subway Spa and Black Tie Beach Party.
Todd has also given a TED Talk about the importance of play in adulthood and the philosophy behind his public pranks.
He continues to perform at UCB Theatre where he taught for many years prior.