What Happens If You Try To Hold A Board Meeting In The Office Chair Department Of Staples?

“I talked to…Carol?”

Have you ever looked at the furniture set up in an office-supply store and asked yourself, “I wonder what would happen if I brought a group of people and tried to hold a business meeting here?” To be honest, neither had we, but that’s why we don’t run Improv Everywhere. The NYC-based group has staged events like the No-Pants Subway Ride and flooding a Best Buy store with ordinary shoppers wearing plain blue polo shirts to see what would happen. For their latest mission, they rounded up 24 middle-aged actors, put them in suits, and held a board meeting right in the furniture section.

How did it go? Well, if you’re at work and can’t watch this video, here are some spoilers: the “board” gets asked to leave, even as they try to maintain the fiction that they are totally in the right place, and had reserved the room with “Carol.” Obviously there had been some kind of mixup.

The Boardroom [Improv Everwhere]