If you're of a certain age, and of a certain personality type, there is probably no sentence more evocative of youth than: "Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville. Welcome to Jackass! The show was wildly successful, inspiring kids around the world to cycle directly into walls and set their farts on fire. However, following a couple of copycat incidents that ended in serious injury, a campaigning senator decided to wage war against Jackass, leading to MTV imposing restrictive safety regulations on the show.
This Is What The Cast Of 'Jackass' Looks Like Today
Jackass: An Oral History - Maxim
So after all of that self-abuse , what does the cast of Jackass look like today? Bam Margera was one of the craziest pranksters of the Jackass gang. So what is he up to now? Before Jackass even started, Bam was a successful skateboarder and was sponsored by Element. The show picked up and he stopped skating but now he is back. After battling alcoholism, he was on the show Family Therapy and his recent sobriety has helped bring him back to skating. Johnny Knoxville was the leader of the pack.
Hysterical, anarchic, and smarter than it had to be, Jackass made heroes and a few victims of poo-obsessed, ball-punching, vomit-spewing knuckleheads. As opposed to an anal history—which would be much longer. After a decade of struggle, Clapp, nicknamed Johnny Knoxville, was married and the father of a young daughter. I was a complete whore because I had a young baby and I needed to make money.
So does this mean Johnny Knoxville and his band of giddy morons qualify as artists? Probably, yeah. You could waste a lot of ink writing about the artistry, intended or not, of the Jackass oeuvre. The new movie in particular is brimming with subtext, everything from blistering homosexual tension has their ever been a group of straight men who wanted to fuck each other as desperately as these guys? But even more remarkable is how the performers, after over a decade of filmed abuse, have discovered flinching.