Improv Everywhere: No Pants Subway Ride – January 13, 2013 – Save the Date

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Filed under: Culture Jamming and Reality Hacking, Practical Jokes and Mischief

From Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere:


The 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place on Sunday, January 13 in New York City. More info with the meeting point and start time will be posted to this site about one week in advance. For now, save the date. You can RSVP on Facebook.

Video from No Pants Subway Ride 2012

Once again we are encouraging folks in other cities around the world to stage their own No Pants Subway Rides on the same day. Regional organizers must fill out this registration form to have their event included. The week before the event we will publish a list of all participating cities along with links to Facebook events. Groups have staged the event on trolleys, light rails, and buses in the past, so don’t let a lack of subway system stop you! 59 cities participated last year. Check the list on this page to see if one happened in your city last year as preference will go to the prior year’s organizers.

If you are unfamiliar with this tradition, you can read the history here: The No Pants Subway Ride.


For our latest mission, we had 100 people camp out in front of a 99 cent store in Manhattan on Black Friday. Participants arrived early in the morning with tents, chairs, and sleeping bags, making it look like they had camped out overnight. When the store opened, the crowd rushed inside and made purchases, buying 99 cent items with glee. Actress Cody Lindquist posed as a local NBC news reporter and conducted interviews with confused and delighted store employees and passersby. Check out the photos and report here.


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