Jackass Star Steve-O in New Zealand

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Jackass Star Steve-O in New Zealand
Jackass star Steve-O is bringing his latest stand-up tour to Auckland and Wellington in August.

The infamous comedian became a household name performing dangerous stunts on MTV's Jackass and its spinoff series Wildboyz.

Steve-O was last here in 2011 as part of his Entirely Too Much Information tour. Punters can expect "wild ideas and a good dose of insanity", with "enough comic punch to throw you sideways".

Tickets go on sale from Monday, 23 June at 9am.

Steve-O
Auckland - Bruce Mason Centre, Wednesday 6th August
Wellington - The Opera House, Thursday 7th August

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Jackass Star Steve-O is back in New Zealand this August

Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name starring in the popular MTV show and films Jackass, and their spin-off series Wildboyz. Robin Fernando are stoked to announce the return of the attention-seeking stunt-man to New Zealand for two stand-up comedy shows this August. 

From the age of fifteen, Steve-O began producing homemade skateboarding videos featuring dangerous stunts mixed with comical behavior. 

After realizing that college wasn’t for Steve-O, he enrolled in Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College to help further his goal of becoming a professional stuntman. After graduating Clown College, and determined to make it in Hollywood, he began to pitch his home videos to producers. Eventually, Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Creator/Director/Producer) who was working with Johnny Knoxville to create a stunt based reality show. The rest is history.

MTV aired the first season of Jackass in 2000. In 2001, Steve-O launched his own “Steve-O Don’t Try This At Home Tour”, establishing himself as an accomplished stage performer, at venues throughout the U.S. and in a dozen countries. 

When the Jackass TV series ended in 2002, the team moved on to Jackass: The Movie, released by Paramount in October of that year. Shortly thereafter, Steve-O and fellow Jackass alum, Chris Pontius, were given a spin-off show entitled Wildboyz, which aired on MTV and MTV2 and lasted four seasons. In 2006, Paramount released Jackass: Number 2 in theatres and Steve-O continued to thrill audiences with his outrageous stunts.  

In 2009 he competed on ABC’s hit show, Dancing With the Stars, and lasted six weeks, despite an injury and having virtually no dancing ability whatsoever. A year later saw Paramount’s release of Jackass: 3D. 

Thus far (and still counting), his career as a performer has brought him to a total of 38 countries. 

Steve-O has been clean and sober since March of 2008 and lives a healthy, vegan lifestyle in the Los Angeles area... but he still has no problem stapling his balls to his leg.

The most infamous member of Jackass will hit New Zealand stages with wild ideas and enough comic punch to throw you sideways. Expect wild ideas and a good dose of insanity. Get your tickets today.