"Jackass’ star visits Breck
What: Screening of “Out on Bail” with star Wee ManWhen: 9 p.m. todayWhere: Sherpa & Yeti’s in BreckenridgeBRECKENRIDGE – He’s famous for kicking himself in the head in “Jackass the Movie.” He’s known for working it with supermodels and extreme sports daredevils.Don’t say we didn’t warn you, Summit County: Jason Acuna, also known as Wee Man, star of the Jackass movie and television series, is coming to Breckenridge tonight.He will be promoting his new movie, “Out on Bail,” at Sherpa & Yeti’s. Doors open at 9 p.m.; tickets are $10. A kick in the nuts from the 4-foot-7-inch stuntman is free.”I wouldn’t ask someone to do that. I mean really, I can’t believe some of these guys who come to the shows …” Wee Man said Friday from his home in Los Angeles, just before leaving on a flight to Denver this weekend. “They’ll be buckled over in pain saying, “Thank you Wee Man, I love your stuff.’ If we don’t pick them to get up on stage for a kick in the balls, some of them actually look down at the ground.”Sherpa & Yeti’s manager Josh Frager knew Wee Man was coming to Colorado for the Ski Country USA expo at the Pepsi Center in Denver this weekend. Frager dared Wee Man, and possibly one or two of the other infamous Jackasses, to come to Breck and do stunts at his bar.Asked about the law-breaking, body-violating phenomenon of “Jackass” and the extreme sports show “5,4,3,2,1” that the 30-year-old co-hosts, Wee Man waxed a little philosophical.”It goes all the way back to the Romans and the gladiators, you know? Even back in cave man days the chicks always wanted to hook up with the toughest guys in the jungle,” Wee Man said. “Of course it’s also because you had nine good-looking guys (in the movie.)”So does Wee Man ever get tired of painful stunts and weird tricks?”No. Not ever. I’ve been doing it ever since I came out of the womb,” Wee Man said. “Besides, all my life they’ve been telling me to stop, and now I get paid for it all. I love it.”The old adage about comedy still rings true, if not slightly off-key, for Wee Man: If you make people laugh, they will never betray you.”If I make people laugh, for some reason I win them over,” Wee Man said. “But then when you piss them off, they hate you forever.”Christine McManus can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or email@example.com.
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