Improv Everywhere's Latest Stunt is a Giant Red Light Switch With Unexpected Results

The team at Improv Everywhere — the organizers behind the annual No Pants Subway Ride — setup an elaborate stunt involving a giant red light switch, over 50,000 Christmas lights, and several dozen flashmob participants.

For our latest mission, we placed a 7-foot-tall light switch in New York City’s Father Demo Square. When a random New Yorker flipped the switch, the entire square lit up with Christmas lights. In addition to lights on the trees, benches, and fences around the park, a mob of performers wearing lights wrapped around their clothes lit up as well. The performers were instructed to turn on their lights and freeze in place when the switch was flipped on.

Check out the recap page for more on "The Light Switch."

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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