Steve-O’s Bucket Record: The Jackass Famous person Discusses his Comedic Multi-Media Mania

Maximum folks have a bucket checklist of items we’d find irresistible to do prior to we die, from touring to far away lands to assembly an idol or individual we recognize, to attempting a brand new passion or conquering an surprising feat. Comedian/stuntman/Jackass megastar Steve-O (start title Stephen Glover) has a listing too, and to name it abnormal is hanging it mildly. That is stuff just a unwell but good thoughts like his may just get a hold of, stuff that was once too wild for Jackass, involving vasectomies, laxatives and ejaculate, although now not on the similar time. In spite of the lewd, crude and simply simple insane stunts and tales that make up Steve-O’s Bucket Record Excursion (coming to the Novo on Thurs., March 10), the L.A.-based comedian character says there’s a shocking thread that runs during the display: love!

“The theory was once to boost the bar for loopy, so from begin to end, it in reality is bona fide the following stage of what I do and it’s completely suitable for me,” Steve-O explains by the use of Zoom, mendacity on his mattress in his Hollywood Hills house filled with goats and canine, the latter, a German Shepherd named Wendy becoming a member of him on digicam as we chat. “My standup has come to this point in all of this and on best of being so particular and loopy, it’s in reality a artful display. The best way I structured it, the backdrop, the theme, the thru line– is the truth that I were given engaged to the affection of my existence and and it’s in reality a love tale about our dating. And it’s only a incontrovertible fact that I may just now not have long gone thru with all of those loopy issues I did for the display with out there being critical implications on my dating. So that you’re in this magical adventure during the checklist of the craziest concepts you’ve ever heard. And the backdrop is my dating and the way it suffered, the way it survived, the way it grew, comically and for actual.”

Even though his adventures in stand-up began with only a microphone, the display step by step developed to transform extra multimedia. Steve-O began enhancing photos of the tales he was once telling, after the reality, and he discovered it added now not just a visible measurement however a story that sucked his target market in additional, even if he was once doing the grossest issues conceivable. For this display, he says he’s filmed his craziest stunts ever, and the layout melds screened photos with story-telling breaks in between.


“I’ve been doing standup for see you later now, and I’ve advanced the craft sufficient that it’s in reality thrilling to have my worlds converge,” Steve-O stocks.”And I in reality went nuts for this one. I did stunts that I by no means would were allowed to do for Jackass as a result of regulations didn’t follow. I had a clinical skilled in hide administering stolen normal anesthesia medication into an IV whilst I used to be driving a bicycle within the fields, you recognize, like tremendous unlawful stuff.  Any other type of theme of the display for me is, right here I’m in my past due 40s and in reality feeling like I were given to more or less hurry up and do the whole thing I will prior to it turns into creepy to observe me do it.”

A few of his outrageous concepts are nonetheless more or less creepy, and tough to observe, such a lot in order that infrequently, target market contributors in reality cross out all over his displays. “I knew that I sought after to boost the bar and I knew that I sought after to move wilder than I’ve ever long gone prior to,” he admits, prior to sharing (spoiler alert!) a climactic bit that he’s in particular pleased with. “I in reality didn’t wish to, like take a seat down and get a hold of any concepts, as a result of I had a handful of them that I have been sitting on for the longest time, which have been all simply so tousled. For instance, I’ve were given this irrational concern of curler coasters and bungee leaping and stuff so each time skydiving got here up over time, I used to be all the time in search of, you recognize, a reason why to not do it. About twenty years in the past, I stated, if I ever move skydiving I’m going to be totally bare with a dude strapped to my again, and I’m going to be furiously jacking off in order that I will time it whilst I’m concurrently falling out of the plane. And it in reality was once, you recognize, in each sense, from begin to end, probably the most difficult stunt that we’ve ever put in combination and pulled off.”

Steve-O says his display on the Novo is a in reality giant deal to him for a lot of causes. “I’ve been doing get up comedy, in large part below the radar for neatly over a decade, and you recognize, undoubtedly my popularity isn’t for acting get up comedy even if I’ve been doing it for see you later,” he explains. “I used to be simply grinding at the comedy golf equipment circuit growing this craft and in reality, in reality running very arduous. And now I’ve graduated from comedy golf equipment, to important theaters. The Novo holds 1500. I consider that I’ve finished a large number of paintings to construct my profile, with my virtual content material and my podcast. I in reality paintings arduous to position stuff available in the market. The truth that I’m ready to promote out giant theaters now with out other people in reality figuring out what I do, it tells me that if I will discover a actual mainstream target market for my subsequent comedy particular, which would be the bucket checklist particular, then I consider that my subsequent step is to accomplish in arenas. This is simply what I consider… you’ll name me delusional. However that’s my dream.”

It’s indisputably an potential dream. Specific and ridiculous humor has discovered a large target market in recent times, because the good fortune of funnymen like Eric Andre and Sasha Baron Cohen can attest. Steve-O additionally seems in Jackass Perpetually, the franchise’s fourth full-length film, which did rather well in theaters and with critics closing month. There was once a extremely publicized contractual fight with Johnny Knoxville, however as he tells it, the whole thing was once “completely resolved.”  He says he driven again for the primary time since he’d been concerned with the display and flicks, “as a result of the entire paintings that I’ve finished over the past decade and to get up for that child who by no means stood up for himself.”

“It were given more or less contentious and I treated it poorly,” he admits.”However in the end, I’m tremendous satisfied now. If I had made the verdict not to be within the film as a result of I wasn’t proud of the deal I might have in reality been chopping off my nostril to spite my face. I in reality am happy that I’m within the film and much more than that, I’m happy that I’ve were given myself to some degree the place I didn’t desire a Jackass film. However having one simply pop out undoubtedly is helping the whole thing else that I do.”

Along with his stand-up and flicks, Steve-O has a well-liked podcast referred to as Wild Experience, recorded in a roaming RV studio. He’s finished over 100 episodes with giant names like Mark Cuban, Publish Malone, Shaquille O’Neal, Mike Tyson, Tommy Lee, and Demi Lovato, to call a couple of. He’s additionally were given a a success merch line together with scorching sauce (with names like Sizzling Sauce for Your Butthole), 4 other YouTube channels and books, his first, best-seller referred to as Skilled Fool- a Memoir, and his subsequent referred to as A Laborious Kick within the Nuts: What I Realized from a Life of Horrible Choices, due in September. It’ll confront center age and supply knowledge culled from his existence struggles, which come with his widely recognized battles with intercourse, drug and alcohol habit.

“You’re on my adventure with this one, and, my sexual habit is an actual giant a part of it,” he stocks. “I grasp not anything again. You’ll guess it’s juicy however I feel it’s simply, it’s unique too.” Which describes Steve-O in a nutshell. With 14 years sober, there’s a power, center of attention, and dare we are saying a adulthood about him that wasn’t so obvious gazing Jackass. He’s nonetheless a j0kester and he’s nonetheless beautiful shameless on the subject of concepts, clearly, however he’s additionally a major businessman who considers the worth in each wild and wacky factor he places his frame thru. Like when he duck-taped himself to a billboard at Cahuenga and Selma to advertise a web based comedy particular closing yr. He says the cash he invested within the Hollywood billboard helped him make again 3 times as a lot by the use of paywall purchases to observe it. Now he’s having a look to go beyond that.

“Like I stated, I in reality wish to give you the option to get an enormous mainstream target market for my subsequent particular as a result of that is  a display, even with out the video component,” he says. “It’s simply one thing totally unique. It’s one thing that no one’s ever finished, that no one else may just do. That’s why I’m so enthusiastic about it and I’ve such a lot of an emotional funding in it.”

Steve-O’s Bucket Record Excursion comedy display on the Novo (L.A. Reside), 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown; Thurs., March 10, 8 p.m.

Updated: March 9, 2022 — 2:46 pm