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Jackass’s Steve-O To Perform March Stand-Up Routine In Alumni Hall

Stuntman, comedian, and all-around crazy-man Steve-O (real name Stephen Glover) is coming to State College.

Part of the Student Programming Association’s LateNight series, Steve-O will perform a stand-up comedy event on Friday, March 2o at 10 p.m. in the HUB’s Alumni Hall. It’s a ticketless event for students, but valid ID’s will be required for entrance.

Born in London, Steve-O enrolled at the University of Miami for a year before dropping out. He later graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, an early precursor for his stunts that defined his career.

Steve-O, whose entire back is tattooed with an image of himself, performed as a clown in flea markets but quickly grew bored of the eccentric work. He sent videos in search of more exciting labor, and was ultimately picked up by MTV’s Jackass. The show became an instant hit, and Steve-O developed a beloved notoriety which included several strange run-ins with the law. He stapled his scrotum to his leg in 2002, and swallowed a condom full of weed to get it past authorities.

Following the commercial success of Jackass and its subsequent movies, Steve-O appeared on a variety of television and entertainment shows, including MTV’s Wildboyz. In 2012, he began hosting Killer Karaoke on TruTV, and a year later started a YouTube channel in which he documents his bizarre life.

On camera, Steve-O has developed a persona of a happy yet overwhelmingly ambivalent character towards pain, disturbingly so for the outrageous and often cringe-worthy stunts he performs. But the performer has been plagued by drug and depression issues, many of which have frightened his friends.

Amongst his more head-scratching stunts, Steve-O sought out dangerous Peruvian jellyfish, and promptly placed them all over his body.

He and his Jackass crew also released a hive of bees while in a limo.

There’s no telling what he’ll do in the HUB.

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