Watch three New Yorkers brave the SantaCon apocalypse (video)

New York sketch group Local Empire made a video about surviving Saturday’s SantaCon apocalypse, and it’s pretty cute

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SantaCon 2013 invades NYC

SantaCon 2013 invades NYC Photograph: Grace Chu

Did you attempt to leave the house and get brunch, run errands or do anything in NYC on Saturday? If you did, then you can probably relate to this video, in which a group of local dudes has its plans thwarted by SantaCon's NYC takeover. It was made by sketch comedy group Local Empire (you can view their filmed sketches every month, as well as live stand-up, at Le Poisson Rouge).


In the video, three buds stumble through downtown Manhattan in search of safety—a.k.a. a block with no bars—and take selfies with toasted Santas, narrowly avoid being peed on and come up with a plan to survive the daylong bar crawl. Watch the video embedded below, and count your blessings the event isn't for another (gulp) year…provided the NYPD doesn't ban it.



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