"One of the most common criticisms I see with Improve Everywhere, left anonymously on YouTube is, These people have too much time on their hands.
Not everybody's going to like everything you do, and I've certainly developed a thick skin thanks to Internet comments, but that one's always bothered me, because we don't have too much time on our hands.
The participants in Improv Everywhere events have just as much time as any other New Yorkers. They just occasionally choose to spend it in an unusual way.
Every Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people each fall gather in football stadiums to watch games and I've never seen anybody comment, looking at a football game, and saying, All those people in the stands have too much time on their hands."