Improv comedy doesn’t always have to involve a stinky basement theater and awkward laughs. Sometimes it can be as simple as forgoing your pants for the day. From the people that brought you the Food Court musical, comes the 9th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Since going global, people will be showing off their knickers at over 43 cities from New York to Tokyo.
There are 6 meeting points in the city, where participants will gather at 3pm today with a backpack and hopefully, clean underwear. You are then divided into groups, once you get on the train, you’re to take off your pants, put them in a backpack, and ride with a straight face like it’s no bigs your naughty bits may be hanging out. Laughing or talking with the other participants is forbidden, since seeing people yuk it up and do weird shit on the subway is a regular Sunday night occurrence. It’s all about the commitment to the joke (let’s hope Jimmy Fallon isn’t participating).
Thongs are NOT encouraged, and you will switch trains with your group. If anyone gives you shit or asks you questions, just explain that you forgot your pants today. It happens, I’ve seen shoes and clothing on the street come every Saturday morning, sometimes all your clothes don’t always make it to your final destination. See Improv Everywhere’s site for details, the pantless-ness will end at around 5:30PM. Because pants are for fascists anyway.
9th Annual No Pants Subway Ride
Sunday, January 10