Former Jackass star performs at Cal U tonight


Former Jackass Star Steve-O performs in Steele Hall tonight at 7 pm as part of the Student Activities Board “Funny Freaking Friday” event

Jose Negron, Editor in Chief

As many students around the campus of California University of Pennsylvania already know, comedian Steve-O will be performing live in Steele Hall tonight at 7pm as part of the monthly Student Activities Board “Funny Freaking Friday” event. Many students most likely recognize this household name from his years on the hit MTV show “Jackass.” However, Steve-O is known for a lot more than just participating in crazy antics with stars such as Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera.

     After the first season of Jackass aired in 2000, Steve-O continued his rise as a stage performer, launching his “Steve-O Don’t Try This at Home Tour” in 2001. In October of 2002, Jackass: The Movie was released. Following the release of the first Jackass film, Steve-O teamed up with former Jackass star Chris Pontius on the hit MTV show WILDBOYZ. That particular show lasted four years and was a proper transition into the second Jackass film, which was released in 2006.

   In 2010, Steve-O and the Jackass cast returned for the third installment of the franchise. The stuntman also began to begin his career as a standup comedian at that time, performing at many prestigious venues in the Los Angeles and New York areas. He is currently on his “Steve-O’s Entirely Too Much Information Tour,” which has featured performances in North America, Australia and Europe.

    Between his successful presence on social media and his comedic stylings on stage, Steve-O has begun to make a name for himself outside of just being a cast member on Jackass. He has become a successful comedian, mixing stunt work and comedy into his act.

       Next week, a feature on Steve-O and his show at Cal U will be featured in the Oct. 9 edition of the Cal Times.