Johnny Knoxville

October 25, 2013

Johnny Knoxville here, AMA.

Johnny Knoxville here.

Hi reddit. I am a co-creator and star of Jackass, plus I've done other stuff (Men In Black 2, The Ringer, A Dirty Shame, and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia).

My latest project is Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa coming out on October 25th. It's a wild ride.

allright guys i have to go. just want to thank you for your time and great questions. some of them were pretty goddamn funny. alot of them smart, and quite a few silly. and thats the way it should be. keep it between the ditches. love,knoxville



Is there a prank/stunt that you regret?

No, because if the stunt ends painfully then we got great footage. And i never regret great footage


3 jump to mind - Ryan Dunn shoving the toy car in his bottom in the first Jackass movie, the Terror Taxi from Jackass Number 2, the hi-five giant hand from Jackass 3D. And the Beauty Pageant scene from Bad Grandpa Out today!!!)

Who was the biggest dick while shooting the Jackass series?

Jeff Tremaine. Still is.

Favorite movie ever?

Favorite comedy - Blazing Saddles Favorite other film - A Face in the Crowd, Harold and Maude, Cinema Paradiso, Heartworn Highways

Favorite movie ever?

Favorite comedy - Blazing Saddles Favorite other film - A Face in the Crowd, Harold and Maude, Cinema Paradiso, Heartworn Highways

do u piss through a tube ?

yes - when i broke my penis i had to catheter twice a day with an 18 inch plastic tube about the width of a #2 pencil. I had to shove it down the head of my pee pee all the way into my bladder. Now my jim-dawg looks like a sock that has lost its elasticity. Hugs and kisses, Knoxville

Would you rather have a vagina on your forehead or dicks down your back like a stegosaurus?

definitely dicks down my back like a stegosaurus. Grrrrr....

How do you manage getting people to comply with you after pulling off pranks and stuff?

getting people to sign a release after pranking them is an art. We have really good people to get that accomplished. sometimes they wont sign and you just have to accept it. It sucks to lose the footage.

Is there any stunt that you have refused to do, or will never do?

I write all my stunts so i know what im getting into ahead of time. The only time i will refuse to do a stunt is if theres a lot of negativity on the set. Then we just postpone it to another day. I hope that doesnt make me sound like a god damn hippie.

Has a stunt ever completely backfired?

If they dont backfire, we do it again until it does.

Bad Grandpa was the funniest film i've ever seen, any plans for a jackass 4 though?

No plans at the moment, but we are open to doing another

When the fuck did we get ice cream?

So funny, i was just thinking about that line from The Ringer yesterday. One of the funniest lines in any movie ever. Of course thats just my opinion.

what is your favourite drug of choice? (if you have done drugs before..)

what do you got?

Hey Johnny long time fan and you were great on the Stern Show this week (Bad Grandpa inspired the get my grandpa laid contest).

I wanted to know if you ever do a public prank and it goes so far wrong you don't even ask for a release to save the humiliation/trauma they endured?

Also have you ever pulled a stunt like that and immediately said "Fuck! We gotta cut this bit".

when we pranked a funeral in Bad Grandpa, I was worried that some of the marks (people we are pranking) might have a heart attack. What they saw was pretty shocking, to say the least. I didnt think they would sign afterwards. But afterwards, when we told them we were shooting a movie, they were so relieved to know what they just saw was fake that they were thrilled to sign. Most of them.


I have no fucking clue what type of operating system i use on my computer. And i have an iPhone

What is the worst pain you have ever felt on Jackass?

there have been numerous breaks, sprains, and concussions. I even broke my dick. But the most pain was probably from getting sprayed with saber red pepper spray smack dab in the eyes. Excruciating pain for at least 20 min. It feels like someone started a fire in your eyes and put it out with kerosene.

When you smashed the penguin at the drive-in in Charlotte, were you scared at all by the guy who confronted you?

What ended up happening to the penguin?

No. Anyone who says that they're going to hit you that many times is not gonna hit you. I think he would have hit me if i hadnt been in makeup, but he was just trying to intimidate an old man. An old man who didnt give a shit. The penguin is probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

Have you ever accidentally kicked wee-man?

No, it is always on purpose.

How do you like your eggs?

fried, dyed, and laid to the side.


Bam is awesome. One of my closest friends. And he has a dick the size of a tuna can.

The funniest thing I've ever seen was your reaction to Joan Rivers when you were on The Graham Norton Show. I thought you were going to wet your pants. Great stuff!

That is one of my best memories of doing a talk show. Joan Rivers is F'ing hilarious and I'm myself surprised I didnt wet my pants. I did however consider wetting Graham Norton's pants. Coulda, woulda, shoulda

I met you outside LAX and gave you my phone number and told you I lost my phone at Lollapalooza. It works now. I'm a Emergency Room Nurse and a Shit Load of fun. Hit me up for help on any projects you have or any volunteering I can do. You could make ME Famous! 60% Commission! (You are a great dad by the way) I was on the flight with you and observed your parenting skills rounding up the little ones

Holy fuck lay off the adderall Gladys. xo

what made you get your wawa tattoo?

I love wawa as much as the next guy, but that's loyalty.

whiskey and adrenaline

I am getting married in 3 hours. Wanna come party?

are you the bride or the groom?

What's your favorite drink (Alcohol)? One you've tasted and actually enjoyed and thought, "Hey, this is pretty fucking good, I'll have another".

I'll drink anything too thin to eat.

How do you mentally prepare yourself for a stunt that you know will end in bodily harm?

Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say Fuck it.

How was your recent Molly trip at the University of Arizona?

fucking awesome!! Thank you Arizona, wahoooo!!

Hi Johnny! I'm a big fan. I don't have a question for you - I just wanted you to know I'm pooping while reading this. Have a great day!

Thanks bro. And remember - wipe back to front.

Does this look familiar? Tehehehehe

quack quack. Wait a second - do penguins quack? Aahh who gives a shit.

Just saw bad grandpa at LA LIve bro it was awesome! Ur crew has a pair of balls to fuck with them bikers.

Thank you. And yeah the biker bar scene was intense. The actor playing Chuck in the movie almost got his arm broke and it easily could have ended worse.

I'm in Knoxville, TN right now, so it almost feels like I'm inside of you. How does that make you feel?

harder than a turnbuckle

Did you really scratch that CD?

yes i did. In clear daylight.

What is your go to pre stunt ritual? Coffee and pushups? Meditation and masturbation?

i usually go for a shampoo and set. Hello Louise!!!

Hold my nuts

put em in my hand

Have you ever thought about introducing some new cast members to your crew of misfits?

My grandson in Bad Grandpa, Jackson Nicoll is definitely in the family now. He is unbelievable in the film.

What was more painful, nearly getting killed by a golf cart, or standing in front of the less than lethal riot control BB explosion device?

The riot control stingmore mine test definitely. In the golf cart i was knocked out so it only hurt later on.

What was shooting Grand Theft Parsons like? I always picture Michael Shannon being odd like he is in boardwalk empire.

Michael Shannon is a down to earth, cool guy. We shot pool every night after work and I like him a lot. Brilliant actor.

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Johnny Knoxville conducted on Reddit on 2013-10-25. The Reddit AMA can be found here.