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‘Jackass’ Steve-O to Perform Multimedia Comedy Show in Springfield

By on February 22, 2022 0

More than 30 years of doing life-threatening stunts, his career has led to a nationwide multimedia comedy show heading to Springfield in March.

Stephen Glover, better known as Steve-O, opens “The Bucket List Tour” Friday in San Diego. The 32-city tour includes a stop in Springfield at the Gillioz Theater on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.

Glover is best known for his time on “Jackass.” The MTV reality series, which first aired in 2000, features video footage of stuntmen performing dangerous tricks and pranks. Over the past 20 years, several “Jackass” films have been released. Most recently, “Jackass Forever,” considered the team’s “last crusade,” hit theaters on February 4.

As of Monday, “Jackass Forever” plays at Regal College Station, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Springfield 11, B&B Theaters Ozark/Nixa 12, Branson IMAX Elite Cinema III and B&B Theaters Monett Plaza 8.

Glover’s attraction to stunt work began before his time on “Jackass”; it all started when he received his first skateboard at age 11. Growing up, Glover liked to try new skate tricks, but it wasn’t until he attended college at the University of Miami that things got real.

As noted in his YouTube video, “How I Became Famous (in 4 Minutes),” Glover spent most of his college years pushing the bookshelf and hanging himself bare-handed from 12-story balconies. Eventually, he was expelled from campus for filming himself on the roof of his dorm.

It was during this time, after college and before “Jackass”, that Glover started at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College, which has since closed. His experience at clown college allowed him to elevate his stunts, which got him noticed for “Jackass.”

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In 2011, Glover released “Professional Idiot: A Memoir,” which chronicles not only his craziest stunts, but also his battle with drug addiction and his road to recovery.

Glover’s “The Bucket List Tour” is not for the faint-hearted. The show features a mix of stand-up comedy and video replays of recent “bucket list” stunts he performed, especially for the tour.

“The Bucket List Tour” is for mature audiences only, as the show includes graphic footage, sexually explicit content, nudity, self-harm, and drug use. Participants must be 18 years or older. Photo ID will be checked at the door.

Tickets are on sale on the Gillioz website for $40. VIP dating tickets are sold out. Call the Gillioz Theater box office for any questions at 417-863-9491.

“The Bucket List Tour” will also be in Kansas City on Thursday, March 17 at the Uptown Theater.

Greta Cross is the current affairs reporter for the Springfield News-Leader. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @gretacrossphoto. Story idea? Email him at [email protected]