VIDEO: Improv Everywhere converts subway to sleeper car
Comedy troop Improv Everywhere is known for hilarious antics performed around New York City. The group performs long-form “missions” on camera involving, in their own words, “socially awkward or unusual situations.”
We’ve seen Improv Everywhere create confusing, but comical, scenes doing everything from mall Santa musicals to swimming pool poker. While the subway is often the backdrop for these “missions,” this sleeper car skit caught our eye because — let’s face it — everyone wishes they could lay down and nap on the train.
In “The Sleeper Car,” a friendly conductor invites tuckered out passengers to rest their eyes on makeshift cots during their nighttime commutes inside a subway in Queens. He asks other passengers to keep their voices down as not to disturb those who may be napping. He even offers pajamas and sleep masks. Confused observers look on, but are eventually enticed by the inviting cotton sheets and cozy blanket.
As much as we’d love to spread out and catch some Zs on the subway, we can’t help but think to ourselves, “Don’t lay down! There could be bedbugs on those cots!”