We found a four-foot tall ledge in Midtown Manhattan and decided to put a suicide jumper on it. A police officer, fireman, and the man’s wife and co-worker all arrive on the scene to talk him down. This is a newly remastered video from a project we did in 2005, more info below.
Actors: Will Hines, Ben Rodgers, Eliza Skinner, Nate Shelkey, Alan Corey Shot by: Chris Kula, Kevin Cragg Photography: Chad Nicholson
This 2005 mission is the fourth in a series of remastered videos we are producing from our archives to commemorate our 10th anniversary. We are going through our original tapes and updating old classics with higher quality video and audio, as well as adding additional never-before-seen footage. Due to file size restrictions in the early days of YouTube, many of these videos have only been seen in extremely low 240p quality. The remastered Suicide Jumper video dramatically improves the video quality and removes the previously used copyrighted music, allowing the video to be seen in some countries for the first time. The original mission report is still online for your reading pleasure.
Look for more remastered videos in the future, including some that have never been posted to YouTube, and stay tuned for our regular schedule of brand new missions throughout the year.
On the evening of Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday, 135 Improv Everywhere participants staged a surprise performance in the grand windows on the terminal’s west side. Equipped with a variety of LED flashlights and camera flashes, performers appeared suddenly and unannounced along three floors of windows, creating a shower of light for the commuters and tourists below.
This project took place at the invitation of MTA Arts for Transit as part of the centennial celebration of Grand Central Terminal.
Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos below.
On Sunday, January 13th, 2013 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in 60 cities in 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over six meeting points and ten subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
The 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place today in New York in mild 52 degree weather. Over 4,000 riders met at meeting points spread out all over the city and converged on Union Square. The event also happened in in 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. Thanks so much to all who participated! Leave a comment and let us know how it went for you.
We will be updating this page later tonight with more links to photos from our official photographers. The official video should be ready very soon. Subscribe on YouTube to be sure you see it.
No Pants Subway Ride 2013 Generals:
(top L-R) Dave, Eng, Matt Shafeek, Zach Linder, Mike Fiedler, Jaime Linn
(bottom L-R) Alex Scordelis, Jesse Good, Cody Lindquist, Charlie Todd, Lauren Reeves
Photo by Brian Fountain
No Pants Subway Ride in Hong Kong, January 13, 2013
If you participated in one of the 60 regional No Pants Subway Rides today in over 25 countries across the world, leave us an agent report in the comments below letting us know how it went. Post links to any photos and videos from your town’s event as well. Let us know how many people participated and what the temperature was. (If it hasn’t happened in your time zone yet, see here for details.)
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that 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.