Improv Anywhere Goes To The Beach — A Black Tie Event

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Several hundred “agents” from Improv Anywhere went to the beach this weekend dressed to the nines, much to the surprise of onlookers.

From their website:


– Agent Scott’s set (165 photos)
– Agent Sokoler’s set (146 photos)
– Agent Fountain’s set (89 photos)

For those of you who were not there – we had several hundred agents spend a day at the beach at Coney Island / Brighton Beach wearing black tie attire. We covered a mile-long stretch of beach with a diverse group of people of all ages (from babies to sixty-somethings) laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean, all in formal wear. 

The mostly Russian crowd of beachgoers appeared to have a blast watching the spectacle unfold, laughing, taking photos, and asking questions. (Brighton Beach has a huge Russian population.) My personal highlight involved a group of ten middle-aged Russian people chanting “Swim! Swim! Swim!” to me, not letting up until I belly flopped in the water in my tux. One of them then waded out in the water to take a photo of me, not for himself, but so he could email it to me.

Thanks again to everyone who participated!



And this is one of my favorite photos from the event….