Steve-O, still as crazy as ever
Steve-O is sober now -- two years plus -- but he wants fans to know: He's still just as crazy. The Jackass star, 36, will be showing off his brand of humor Thursday through Sunday at the Miam...
Steve-O is sober now -- two years plus -- but he wants fans to know: He's still just as crazy.
Don't worry, he'll be funny; maybe funnier.
``Sobriety hasn't turned me into a boring, lame sissy,'' says the daredevil, aka Stephen Glover. ``I'm actually a lot more productive and creative than when I was loaded.''
What can you expect from the man who has swum with sharks with meat dangling from his body? Though Steve-O won't talk up his act, it's doubtful that the stand-up show will be as dangerous.
`I'll talk about how the popularity of Jackass is a barometer for the downward spiral of our society and how grateful I am for the downward spiral,'' he explains of the MTV show turned movie franchise. ``It's made it possible for me to make a living, because I'd probably be homeless.''
There will no doubt be hijinks, but we're not sure of which variety.
During a 2002 appearance to promote his DVD Don't Try This at Home Volume 2: The Tour, the London-born stuntman -- who attended the University of Miami and worked as a clown at the Swap Shop -- was arrested on obscenity and assault charges for stapling his scrotum to his leg. There have been a number of run-ins with cops since for doing unmentionable things.
But that puerile, masochistic behavior occurred during his boozing phase.
This time around,
Steve-O will only show other people how to drink, imparting ``the most amazing bar trick in the world.''
``I will teach everybody to drink for free the rest of their lives,'' he promises. ``Which is my way of helping the drunk, unemployed alcoholics to the bottle.''
Another promise: Steve-O will stick around to meet fans.
``I'm not leaving until every person who wants a picture with me or autograph gets one,'' he says. ``Bring your cameras!''
-- MADELEINE MARR
Get tickets ($22-$25) for the series of five shows at improv.com; 305-441-8200.
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