Sunday, January 9, 2011

Improv Everywhere's No Pants Subway Ride NYC 2011

Improv Everywhere participants getting "briefed" before taking their pants off in the subway

Earlier today, the 10th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" took place in New York City. Organized by "Improv Everywhere," hundreds of participants took different subway lines and then took off their pants inside the subway car, with the simple aim of making their fellow subway riders laugh. If questioned, by fellow riders, participants were instructed to say they “forgot to wear pants” and yes they are “a little cold,” but not "I am doing this silly stunt." While some subway riders were amused by the sight of winter-garbed people without pants, others think the idea is silly or even disgusting. Hundreds of pantsless participants from 6 different meeting points around the city converged at Union Square at the end of the ride.

According to its website, Improv Everywhere "causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places." Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.

1 comment:

Mo said...

Hilarious!So Noel did you participate or were you there to document?