No Pants 2k11

NYC got a much needed pick-me-up yesterday with the 10th annual No Pants Subway Ride, organized by our friends at Improv Everywhere. Several groups of pantless pranksters rode various subway lines and converged at Union Square Park.

The Pro-Pants Alliance was back once again to administer free pants tests, distribute pamphlets and even give out pairs of pants in hopes of converting the pantless to the warm side.

There was a blast of energy running through the city last night. A bit of goofy fun is just what we needed after going stir crazy these past few weeks with the snow and cold weather.

The Xylopholks jammed out underground amidst the chaos.

No Pants 2KX

This year’s No Pants Subway Ride was a huge success with over 5,000 participants around the world (3,000 of which were in New York). The pantsless met at six meeting points throughout New York and rode ten different subway lines to their final meeting point in Union Square.

Subway artist Jason Eppink was on board at Union Square to promote a pro-pants lifestyle to the attendees. He and his group distributed pamphlets and gave pants tests and questionnaires to attendees.

Go on to Improv Everywhere’s site for the full report including photos of the diverse group of New Yorkers that joined in on the fun.

Save the Date! No Pants Subway Ride 2010

The notorious Improv Everywhere comedy group has announced the date for this year’s No Pants Subway Ride. The event is to be held on Sunday, January 10th at 3pm at various meeting places throughout New York City. Check the Improv Everywhere site for details.

Sister events are being coordinated in several other cities around the world. This will be the ninth No Pants Subway Ride. You can find documentation of all the past rides here.

We hope hope you are ready to show some skin and freeze your asses off!

Subway Art Gallery Opening

From the merry pranksters that brought you Frozen Grand Central comes the latest transportation themed improv comedy mission.  Fifty “agents” of Improv Everywhere schlepped it down to the blue line’s uptown platform at 23rd Street and set up an intricate subway art gallery.  The agents set up 30 placards next to various objects in the space such as pipes, electrical boxes, signs and advertisements.  They also went as far as to set up a coat check, bar and a cellist.  Click on the link below so you can wish you were there too.

[Subway Art Gallery Opening – Improv Everywhere]