Well, I've been sober six years, so obviously eight years ago, I wasn't sober. I would do it different ways. The first time, I didn't even know I was going to do standup, so while I was waiting for my turn, I came up with some stuff and just sort of winged it. I gotta say it was God-awful, but at the same time, when I got onstage, because people already kind of knew me — I'm a character that people feel like they know in a personal way, even though they don't — and it's been my experience that when I get onstage at my comedy shows, there's a real sense that I get that the crowd is like rooting for me... And I've worked really hard at it, you know? If I was doing this comedy tour and I was getting onstage and I wasn't funny and I wasn't entertaining people and people weren't enjoying the show, then I wouldn't be coming back to Florida for the fourth time... It's my third or fourth time — I'm not even really sure. But, yeah, I've got so much stuff to talk about, really; my personal life has taken some pretty outrageous twists and turns lately and, as I said, I'm just shameless enough to share all. 

Are you ever going to stop doing the stunts and pursue comedy as a full-time career?

Really, professionally, comedy is what I'm doing the most of. I've been making videos and putting them on YouTube, and that's been a real thing. I just started a YouTube channel just for laughs, and that was pretty recent, and I've already got 2 million subscribers on there. So that's kind of cool, that I've got a lot of people watching my videos. 

Location Info


Fort Lauderdale Improv

5700 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Davie/West Hollywood


Steve-O, 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-981-5653, or visit improvftl.com. Tickets cost $22, plus a two-drink minimum. Age 21 and over.

And now, at this point, to be frank, I'm a little frustrated with the YouTube. I feel like I'm kind of wasting my time. So what I did is, I went to Peru and I filmed like a little pilot for a TV show. 

Can you tell us anything about it?

Yeah, I mean, I got into surfing, and I'm kind of getting old now — I'll be 40 in a couple of months. So you get older and you got to really start taking care of yourself, and exercise is a really important part of that. But I don't really enjoy exercising. I'll never go to a gym; that's why I discovered surfing. Here's something that I can actually enjoy, so I want to travel all around the world and surf. So I go on these surf trips, and I don't want to pay for 'em. So I figured, fuck it, why don't I make a TV show traveling around the world like Wild Boys, except I'm going to surf and just pay my way doing fucked-up shit along the way? So, like Wild Boys but less animals, more Spicolisms.

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