Best Funeral Ever By ImprovEverywhere

Submitted by: Nic_Gaybot 8 years ago in Misc

They found a funeral in the obit section, picked a man with few living relatives, showed up and made it truly awesome.
There are 109 comments:
Female 2,064
Kind of a lame thing to fake.
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Female 231
"It`s not fake. Improv Everywhere has done things like this MANY times."

They`ve said it was fake, and that they put it out as an April Fools Joke.
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Outtakes from the Best Funeral Ever shoot, a fake Improv Everywhere mission that was released on April 1, 2009 to fool our fans into thinking we had done something horribly wrong. These are the outtakes, things we shot but didn`t include in the video because they were too over-the-top to make it believable."

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Female 24
Ok I don`t get why people still wonder if this is fake or not when they clearly say it`s an April`s Fool joke at the beginning AND at the end of the video... I guess that`s why they made it
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Female 19
It`s not fake. Improv Everywhere has done things like this MANY times.
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Male 123
Hm. I saw tons of people at my father`s funeral who I`ve never even seen before. I wonder if we got pranked, too.
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Male 24
If you couldn`t tell how obviously fake that was, please have someone tell you about the bunny farm before they shoot you in the head.
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Male 1,153
that was wank
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Male 275
was that real or fake? couldn`t tell
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Female 268
omg.... that`s funny.... kudos to the prankery.:P
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Female 1,652
That would be horrible.
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Female 60
lame
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Male 1,122
too far
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Male 1,365
Wow, bad, boring all completely staged , with appallingly little effort. It`s worse than crap..it`s boring crap.
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Male 134
lol... you morons, it was an april fool`s joke, it wasn`t even real.
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Female 399
wow, I was pretty disgusted by this until I realised the date...

Nice prank guys - almost too good, I guess there are people who still think this whole thing was real.

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Male 2,172
It`s hard to always have good ideas.
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Male 274
thats epic douchebaggery... what a lame idea
and poorly executed, they should have come in groups and not all at the same time.

if you intend on drating up the funeral cause youre a retard, ill vote for Erunen and his clown idea

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Female 1
Um... April Fools. Look at the title. And the message in the red box at the end.

*Sigh*

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Male 715
life and peoples feelings are a joke to be toyed with. "Let`s make the family feel like he had a lot of friends." More like let`s make a mockery of a family`s loss.

Some ground just shouldn`t be tread on by these people. Kinda feeling like they went over the line here.

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Male 190
Should have brought a clown..... would have been EPIC
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Male 339
d-o-u-c-h-e--b-a-g-s.

I have to agree, if a group of OBVIOUS stangers showed up at one of my relatives` funerals, I`d be snacking some people around.

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Male 472
remeber it is improve everywhere. Everyone is in on it
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Female 340
If they had done this at my sister`s funeral, I would have punched them. In all seriousness, what did they think they were doing?

I found that very offensive. Flashmob fail.

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Male 1,244
Waste of 3 minutes of my life that I will never get back... Technically those 3 minutes do not exist, and may not have ever existed... TIME IS CONFUSING!!!!
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Male 15,832
They never explained the camera. They could have, but they didn`t. Lame prank.
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Male 203
What made you think it was fake? seemed believable enough to me.

I thought it was just kind of rude. I mean, the people at the funeral must have known that these strangers were mocking them. (I am assuming that it is not a set up.) It is a funeral, not exactly the best crowd.

they could have solved this problem by having the strangers show up separately. or at least not all at once. This would have made it more believable and therefor more funny. the only way I can laugh at this video is if I think that the mourners DONT realize that this is all for a tv show, and if they think that all of these people actually showed up for their grandfather`s funeral. otherwise, you are laughing at other people`s loss, and that just isnt that funny.

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Male 615
Erm. That`s not all that funny. And obviously fake, too.
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Male 1,002
Please.. Pleeease be an April Fool`s joke...
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Male 623
Yeah, that was dumb. Way to show up all at the exact same time and make it completely obvious it was set up. What`s the funny part? "Haha they think more people care about him than actually do!" ...you`re right, hilarious.
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Female 1,984
Three words: April Fool`s joke.
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Female 35
I hope it wasn`t an April fools joke :P And I hope a bunch of random people do that for me at my funeral!
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Female 4,028
Could tell it was fake right away. Not exactly entertaining, but at least it wasn`t real...
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Male 1,788
I was all...this doesnt seem right, and then I was all, oh it`s April Fools day.
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Male 505
I can`t imagine a way to make that feel okay.
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Female 173
Posting again, apparently this in itself is an April fools joke, according to the comments on Youtube.
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Male 80
I hope that was an April fool`s joke.
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Female 173
I don`t know, it seems kind of disrespectful. It was nice to go to a guy`s funeral, but what if the family felt they were intruding? Also, it wasn`t even funny. Not that it would have been any better if it was. Also, "the mourning family had fun"?
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Male 3,255
Wow, not like it`s April first or anything guys...
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Male 86
I agree with squeaky goth. Of all the good skits they`ve done, this is the one of the most awful concepts I`ve seen.
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Female 40
I feel like that was awful..........the idea of mourning someone you don`t even know is kind of sweet but just going over to a random funeral and bringing 30 or so people, lying to the mourning family, filming the funeral without permission, and then saying that they had `fun` and that the mourning family had `fun`? wack.
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Male 488
yea because everyone has their funeral video taped
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Male 391
thats messed up
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Male 247
Obviuosly fake. And rather lame for an Improv Everywhere production.
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Female 18
lo0ol okaaaaaaay it was a bit lame :P
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Male 263
loooolllll
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Female 55
thats really f*cked up thats not awesome.
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Male 600
Fake, yes, but that big old guy with the white beard just MADE the video.
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Male 1,085
APRIL FOOLS EVERYONE!
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Male 77
"Best Funeral Ever?"

I know they were trying not to be disrespectful, but really, they just sort of stood there.

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Female 1,306
ahh, its a joke. okay. it just seemed stupid.
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Female 1,306
they usually do funny stuff....but this is just sort of being mean to the family. like, they probably wanted just the close members to show up, and 30 extra people showed up.
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Male 207
april fools, haha... or?

No, that is disrespectful if not an April fools joke.

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Female 231
Chill, guys. It`s pretty obvious that it wasn`t real. April Fools?
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Female 1,142
Er- Lilhawk, you seriously think a band of random strangers appearing all at once out of nowhere and late to a funeral is consoling to the grieving family?
Not making light of a somber occasion at all?
Really?

Huh.
It takes all kinds, I suppose.

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Male 266
........How do you have fun at a funeral? I love how the improv people were like patting the relativs backs like "it`s okay"
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Male 221
"I can`t see one person agreeing to do something like this, let along thirty."

would you like to go to the funeral of someone who clearly wont have many people showing up with thirty other people to make the family and the deceased feel there loss was not just felt upon them,

me:sure ^^

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Female 464
Haha this is cute. :]
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Female 200
April Fools Guys. Relax
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Male 833
i think its just staged
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Female 149
that`s really retarded. you do not do that to a grieving family.
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Male 4,290
Wow. Tasteless.
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Male 138
that is unbelievably disrespectful....takes some serious balls and no brains whatsoever to do that to someone.
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Female 495
"They never said it was a joke. I didn`t find any comedy in it at all. It was just supposed to be nice - kind of to let the deceased` family members thinks he had more friends than he did. I guess you would have to have very little friends to understand it."

Then why were they laughing at the idea of it? It was about fun first and foremost. To quote from their website:

"Improv Everywhere is, at its core, about having fun. We’re big believers in “organized fun”. Our missions are a fun source of entertainment for the participants, those who happen to see us live, and those who read this website."

That said... almost definitely an April Fool`s so I guess it doesn`t matter anyway!!

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Female 335
thats kinda horrible
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Male 418
Are you kidding?? not that funny... when the family eventually finds out that it was a joke, would they be laughing? I don`t think so
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Female 1,653
Prolly faked, but even if it wasnt it`s sort of harsh to gatecrash some randomers funeral.
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Male 114
well that was kind of a real dick move on their part
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Female 385
Pretty sure it`s a joke. If it wasn`t staged I think they`d only expect negative feed back which clearly isn`t thier goal. Joke or not it`s not funny anyways.
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Male 260
If this is real, this seems like it made it worse. WTF IE? its really inappropriate.
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Female 731
...and I know Improv Everywhere does funny stuff al the time, but dude..c`mon...who would seirously do this?
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Female 731
People...calm down...April Fool`s...
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Female 42
Another thing - how is this different than a bunch of strangers going down to New Orleans to help someone rebuild. If they wanted to pretend like they were neighbors offering to help an elderly woman rebuild her house, would that be taken as a joke and distasteful just because they post the video of them on the internet?
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Female 42
"Would you be honoured if they filmed their `joke` and put it on the internet? Lied to your family about why they were there?

Funerals are obviously deeply personal times, I would be incredibly offended if this happened at the funeral of one of my loved ones."

They never said it was a joke. I didn`t find any comedy in it at all. It was just supposed to be nice - kind of to let the deceased` family members thinks he had more friends than he did. I guess you would have to have very little friends to understand it.

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Male 246
Well if it is real (I know improveverwhere is real, but still the funeral people could have been actors) it does seem just a little disrespectful. Not the fact they all went to someones funeral, but the fact it was for comedy. Pretty sure its a hoax though, hopefully...
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Female 495
"I would be honored if a bunch of people I didn`t know showed up at my funeral."

Would you be honoured if they filmed their `joke` and put it on the internet? Lied to your family about why they were there?

Funerals are obviously deeply personal times, I would be incredibly offended if this happened at the funeral of one of my loved ones.

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Female 778
i can`t decide if this is real or not. if yes, they should have thought of how the family would feel. they didn`t look pleased at all, and who can blame them?. to record and post on the internet - i think that`s a good way to earn an ass kicking. maybe they meant well, but it was tasteless.
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Female 1,142
I can`t see one person agreeing to do something like this, let along thirty.
It`s for sure April Fools. :P
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Female 42
I don`t understand what you guys think is disrespectful. You don`t have to be invited to a funeral. It is not a party! They picked someone that would not have a lot of people attending his funeral, and attended it. I would be honored if a bunch of people I didn`t know showed up at my funeral.
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Male 347
This is just shameful.
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Male 467
Nono, it`s a real group who`s done loads of stuff before this one. I`d have to say that this was a bit over the top, I mean; those people at the funeral didin`t seem like it was nice to see that many people, more like "wtf?"

Linage: http://improveverywhere.com/

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Male 3,425
Why does everybody think everything`s an April Fools joke today? These guys do *ahem* funny stuff all of the time, the simple fact that it`s posted on the first on April makes no difference.
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Male 38
I hope this was an April fools, if its not ive lost all faith in humanity...
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Male 41
Okay, my first thought was April fools, then it confirmed it with the fact that it didn`t look like a normal graveside service. Usually services are done before the casket is buried, i have never been to one where they sat around a headstone. And of course the cameras. Being someone that usually does the pranking i try to be aware of this stuff.
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Male 588
April Fool`s video I`m sure.
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Female 495
I really don`t want to be suckered into an April Fool`s Joke! But I think (hope) I may have been. I dont know of ImprovEverywhere

If that was real - then it was really disrespectful!
If it wasn`t, then it was a great April Fools!

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Male 3,425
I`m always submitting. I submitted something this mornin`. Why do they never get acceppted... I.. I think I`m gonna cry. |-(
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Male 12,138
Hi maddog, long time no see indeed. And yeah, a bit tense, no mods online, approved submissions have dried up in the feed (so apologies if the upcoming posts include some reposts, don`t have time to check properly), and meanwhile I`m getting hit by /b/ spammers. Fun and games.
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Female 1,006
Really? I mean, I guess the sentiment is nice and all, but in the end, it`s still kind of disrespectful.

I think we got punked. I mean, how did the family not notice that they were being filmed?

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Female 501
hmm very poor taste for sure
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Male 4
If not really joke, in very bad taste. Either way, not very funny.
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Male 3,425
People turn up uninvited to another guy`s funeral... Was that supposed to make people happy? Am I missing something, or was this just REALLY crap?

And they all looked like people out of the matrix with their long black coats and sunglasses.

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Male 2,388
this is only good for the after party funeral which has lots of free stuff
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Male 4,593
NOT awesome. Disrespectful, yes.
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Male 3,369
Thats pretty poor taste and I`d be offended if random strangers crashed a loved one`s funeral, no matter how many or how few people where there!

On another note.

Davymid..lo mate..long time no see.You seem tense.

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Male 1,894
this seems really offensive to me. It did not look like it made anyone who was actually at the funeral happy in any way.
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Male 12,138
kimberly, NO SPAM. What a f*cking day.
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Male 1,765
...
Do you need to be spoon-fed the obvious?
A-P-R-I-L F-O-O-L-S D-A-Y
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Female 195
I hope that`s for april fools... I really hope it is...
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Female 165
That`s quite horrible.
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Female 2,674
Considering it was posted on March 31st, it`s probably (hopefully) an April fool`s joke :)
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Female 83
I keep forgetting that it`s April Fool`s Day
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Female 3
I had trouble figuring out if this was mean or nice. They seemed to treat it like a joke, but if they had gone there to truly pay their respects to someone who didn`t have many relatives that would have been nice...but this was weird and mean. I wouldn`t have like it.
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Male 541
I`m pretty sure it wasn`t real. I think the family would have been a bit more annoyed and suspicious of the cameras right in front of them during the service rather than right at the end.
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Female 400
This is obviously an April Fool`s joke.
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Male 668
Is... this... real? That`s not funny or cool at all. >:|
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Female 70
(hopefully this is an april fool`s)
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Female 70
why does that seem kind of screwed up?
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Female 83
I usually love ImprovEverywhere, but to be honest with you I found this a little tasteless. I understand why some people would find this humourous, but I honestly don`t think I would if this happened at one of my loved one`s funeral.
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Female 230
Link: Best Funeral Ever By ImprovEverywhere [Rate Link] - They found a funeral in the obit section, picked a man with few living relatives, showed up and made it truly awesome.
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