The MTA runs New York City’s subway system, for what that’s worth. The funny things you may see or experience on a subway ride are another story, and NYC-based TV shows, movies and comedians have enjoyed this platform to share them with us over the years.
Last week was a big week for subway comedy, as Broad City opened its second season on Comedy Central with an obstacle course of commuting chaos for Abbi and Ilana to maneuver around, while in real life, Improv Everywhere mounted its 14th annual No Pants Subway Ride on Jan. 11.
How do these encounters stack up against previous depictions of the New York subway transit line?
Woody Allen faces off against Sylvester Stallone in Bananas.
The cast of Seinfeld, in season three, found themselves in a variety of subway situations.
Louis CK cleans up a strange mess, in this scene from FX’s Louie.
And from last season on Saturday Night Live, Josh Hutcherson joins Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah in the subway breakdance group, Matchbox 3.
Do you have a favorite subway comedy scene? If it’s not listed here, please share it in the comments! Thanks.