Musicals: Good for the Digestion

What do you do when the employee at the food court counter stops taking orders and starts singing about how much she needs a napkin? Diners at a Los Angeles shopping mall responded by looking really, really confused, especially when the employee is joined in song by other customers and a uniformed janitor and security guard. The patrons were the unwitting audience for the four-minute Food Court Musical, a happening staged by Improv Everywhere, a NYC group that describes its work as “scenes of chaos and joy in public places.”

Working with the mall, the group used wireless microphones to route the music through the public address system and then filmed the performance behind two-way mirrors. It’s hard to see how this is improv, but it is surprisingly funny, or at least entertaining. Or as they say on YouTube, “omg i loved that.”