THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks.
From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet.
The Yes Men Fix The World is packed with audacious gags. We get Andy Bichlbaum appearing on BBC News 24 as a Dow Chemical executive willing to apologise for the 1984 Bhopal industrial disaster, which left tens of thousands dead. We see the pair show up at an energy symposium suggesting that the fossil fuel problem could be solved were the world willing to burn the body fat of the recently departed, and we find the duo distributing a special ‘good news’ edition of the ‘New York Times’ outside Grand Central Station.