No Pants Subway Ride 2014

Created and Directed by: Charlie Todd
Music by: Tyler Walker
Producers: Alan Aisenberg, Andrew Soltys
Edited by: Alan Aisenberg
Assistant Editors: Peter Kelly, Ilya Smelansky, Andrew Soltys
Camera: Alan Aisenberg, Denis Cardineau, Orion Fernando, Keith Haskel, Christine Ng, Chloe Smolkin, Andrew Soltys, Cameron Sun, Spencer Thielmann
Aerial Photography: Ilya Smelansky
Digital Photography: See our official photographers’ flickr sets here.
Volunteer Car Captains: Jeffrey Kornberg, Jenni Boston, Dimon Hunter, Starr Kendall, Dave Siegel
Production Assistants: Michael Tannenbaum, Peter Kelly

On Sunday, January 12th, 2014 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in over 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride had over 4,000 participants, spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.

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No Pants Subway Ride 2014 Generals:
(top L-R) Matt Shafeek, Mike Fiedler, Zach Linder, Richard Lovejoy, Jaime Linn
(bottom L-R) Dave Eng, Jesse Good, Charlie Todd, Lauren Reeves, Matt Pavlovich, Pete Goldstein
Photo by Brian Fountain

If you’re unfamiliar with this event, you might want to first read our history of The No Pants Subway Ride. Since this is the 13th year we’ve done this, there’s not too much to report other than it was another awesome time. Below are a small selection of photos that jumped out to me as being fun and new, compared to previous editions. Enjoy!


Every year we have a contest at the meeting point to see who the oldest and youngest participant are. The oldest this year was 71. The youngest, pictured above, was 3 months!

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Although the event has happened for over a decade, there are always people who are seeing it for the first time. This year we apparently surprised a New Kid on the Block.


It’s always fun seeing the new countries that join in each year. The above photo was from Bangalore, one of two cities in India that took part.


People participating in Beijing!


Hong Kong.


Keiv, Ukraine.


A family participates in Mexico City. The Mexico City ride continues to be the biggest regional ride, with over 1,000 participants this year.

Thanks to our editing team that got the video done in under 24 hours. These guys didn’t sleep.

Once again the No Pants Subway Ride happened around the world, with many cities making their debut this year. You can find links to photos and articles in the comments on this page: Regional Agent Reports.

We announce the date of the No Pants Subway Ride every year in early December. If you’re interested in participating in 2015 in New York or anywhere else in the world, sign up for our mailing list, follow us on twitter, and like us on Facebook so you’ll be the first to hear about it.

Mission Accomplished.


– To see links to full flickr sets of photos from all of our official photographers and to read comments from participants, check out this page.

– Also check out our complete history of The No Pants Subway Ride.

Playlist of prior No Pants Subway Rides. Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Listen to the song from this year’s video, “Flashback” by Tyler Walker:

Finally, if you’re interested in learning more about Improv Everywhere, please check out the newly released documentary about our group: