In the vein of “flash mobs”, there have been a rash of funny pranks across America organized by Improv Everywhere. The pranks have ranged from creating “tourist-only” walking lanes in New York to walking invisible dogs and spontaneous musicals to interesting subway tricks; this past Sunday they held their latest prank…a no-pants subway ride. Why do they do this, you ask?
Improv Everywhere is, at its core, about having fun. We’re big believers in “organized fun”. Our missions are a fun source of entertainment for the participants, those who happen to see us live, and those who read this website. We get satisfaction from coming up with an awesome idea and making it come to life. In the process we hopefully bring excitement to otherwise unexciting locales and give strangers a unique experience and a great story to tell. We’re out to prove that a prank doesn’t have to involve humiliation or embarrassment; it can simply be about making someone laugh, smile, or stop to notice the world around them.
Low and behold one of our very own found herself in the middle of Sunday’s No-Pants Subway Ride in Chicago. While transferring el cars, our staffer noticed out of the corner of her eye a girl with quite a short skirt….only to realize that much of the el platform was overtaken with people who had quite obviously left half of their wardrobe at home. Time Out Chicago posted some pictures, and to our surprise, we recognized a certain someone.
Let the hilarity ensue…