An Urban Improv Troupe Invades an NYC Subway with High Demands

By: Andrew Sztein - Published: Jan 30, 2013 • References: serfgary and gawker
These subway riders in New York City got more than they bargained for when they bore witness to one of the greatest panhandler pranks around.

It's usually a little awkward when a panhandler gives you a sad story and asks for some change. In the case of self-proclaimed Actor/Comedian/Jackass Gary Lee Mahmoud's panhandler prank, one after the other enters the subway car, asking to sell things or to get some spare change from the riders. Before long, the car is completely full in a total panhandler party, replete with a Mexican mariachi band and a Wall Street executive asking for help paying off his Ferrari.

Fortunately, while the panhandler prank could have come off as mean-spirited and tasteless, it's all in good fun. No one gets offended or hurt and the passengers were certainly having some fun with the hijinks on display.