Posts tagged "improv everywhere"

Seeing-Eye People Will Help You Text And Walk Safely

For Improv Everywhere’s latest stunt, they decided to experiment with the idea of “seeing eye people”: neon-vest-wearing guides to help distracted texters safely navigate the streets of NYC without ever looking up from their phones. They sent a bunch of seeing eye person/distracted texter teams to walk around the city, and filmed the reactions of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 1, 2013

The No-Pants Dance: The 2012 No Pants Subway Ride

Last month, New York group Improv Everywhere held the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, a day to ride around mass transportation with your undies waving in the wind. This year, thousands of people in 59 cities across 27 countries participated in the NPSR, sharing their Hello Kitty thongs with the world. Here’s a glimpse…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

Say Something Nice, You Jerks!

New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for being the nicest, most positive bunch. Which might have been why the folks at Improv Everywhere set out to get Manhattan residents to say something nice, for once. The prank collective set up bullhorns around the city with the express aim of encouraging people to spread the positivity,…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2011

When Grocery Shopping Turns Into A Musical

I rarely go grocery shopping because (a) I’m addicted to delivery and (b) it’s kinda boring. But if a trip to the produce aisle turned into a musical, like in this amazing set-up in a Queens grocery store by Improv Everywhere, I’d be all into it. Check it out. I really wish there were…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 22, 2009

Improv Everywhere Gives Newly Married Couple A Surprise Wedding Reception

Improv Everywhere pulls all sorts of stunts around the country, and their latest was a surprise wedding reception. They grabbed a bride and groom who had just been married at New York City Hall and invited them to participate in a free impromptu reception, complete with wedding cake, bridesmaids, toasts, and dancing. Hey,…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 3, 2009

Go Ahead, Take Off Your Pants In Public Today

Today at 3pm, tons of people will ride the subways of New York City sans trousers as part of Improv Everywhere’s No Pants! Subway Ride. If you’d like to participate, you have to 1) be willing to take off your pants on the subway, and 2) keep a straight face about it. (I will not…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 10, 2009