Utahns, prepare to get a crash course on chaos.
That's the avowed specialty of Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd, whose large-scale pranks have been viewed more than 300 million times on YouTube. Antics often involve large numbers of people acting strangely, in coordination, in public. For instance, groups: Froze in place at Grand Central Terminal for five minutes; wore blue shirts and khaki pants to emulate employees at Best Buy; and annually went pantsless in the middle of winter on the subway.
Todd, who is coming to Thanksgiving Point to share his secrets on Aug. 15, founded Improv Everywhere on Yahoo GeoCities in 2001 and says the key to generating viral content is to do something you believe in. In his case, that's manufacturing "chaos and joy."