1) Willing to take pants off on subway
2) Able to keep a straight face about it
When: Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 PM, Sharp! (Over around 5 PM) Where: Seven meeting points spread out all over New York City. Details below. Bring: A backpack/bag and a metro card. Wear: Normal winter clothes (hat, gloves, etc) Facebook: You can RSVP to the Facebook Event (Optional but appreciated) Twitter: Use #NPSR and mention @ImprovEvery Afterparty: Greenwich Village Country Club. Details below. Facebook Event for party.
The feature-length documentary film about Improv Everywhere, We Cause Scenes, is officially set to premiere January 7th, 2014 for direct download online and on iTunes! Here’s more from the filmmaking team:
Hello Improv Everywhere Fans! We’re excited to share our brand new movie poster with you and officially announce our release date.
Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and his wife Cody Lindquist are featured in the image, a reference to the annual No Pants Subway Ride. We certainly got some strange looks shooting this photo, which we shot on a live platform in the traditional Improv Everywhere guerrilla style. We took over 1,500 photos to get the perfect shot. Over the course of the photo shoot, hundreds of puzzled commuters stopped to watch, laugh, and take photos of their own.
Please check out www.wecausescenes.com to pre-order the film so you’ll be first in line to receive it on January 7th. Add your name to the mailing list to keep up to date with everything regarding the film.
For our latest mission, we recreated the famous “triple dog dare” scene from A Christmas Story on an NYC subway car. Instead of licking a flagpole, our character licked a subway pole. Using a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside, we were able to get his tongue to appear stuck to the pole, much to the surprise of New Yorkers on the train.
This project is the last installment in our 10-part fall series, Movies in Real Life. We hope to make more in the future!
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how we put this project together, including interviews with the kids:
Enjoy the videos first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos below.
The 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place on Sunday, January 12 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 (optional, but appreciated.)
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 (that form is for organizers only.) 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! 60 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 an organizer, feel free to leave a link to your Facebook event in the comments on this page.
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.