WTF Podcast

Episode 436 - Johnny Knoxville

Johnny Knoxville shows up to the garage with his hand in a splint, which is appropriate for the guy behind Jackass and Bad Grandpa. Marc talks to Johnny about where his prankster nature comes from and why he’s compelled to risk his safety for the best stunts. Johnny also talks about the moving tributes paid to his late friend Ryan Dunn. This episode is sponsored by GoToMeeting from Citrix. Try It Free by entering the promo code WTF.


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Scott October 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

George Jones is dead guys RIP

petrsmolik October 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

Great guest! Spike would be great and so would Steve-O

JP October 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

Makes me wonder if there is a Spike Jonze episode in the pipeline with the mention of it at the end. You figure he may be doing some PR for HER that is coming out soon. If he is a fan of the podcast, you may be able to get him. Would make for a great guest.

Christopher October 28, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Great one and would’ve loved to hear more stories about his dad and that Southern group of friends at the tire shop. Hilarious.

afdasdfasf October 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Like Tom Green, Knoxville’s person seemed to bring out Marc’s inherent catty doucheness. Not much, but you could hear it a few times just under the surface, brooding passive aggressively. Johnny Knoxville *scoffs* fucking jock.

AEdward October 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Am I imagining this, or was Steve-O on WTF a while back? Pretty sure he was.

qerqerqewe October 29, 2013 at 2:43 am

“catty doucheness” what are you even talking about?? if you would’ve written that on the james franco interview you might’ve been on to something even tho i’d still disagree 100%. johnny knoxville a jock?  you’re out of your mind. this was an amazing interview/conversation. one of the best. marc is still on point and fresh after 400+ episodes.

DickSocrates October 29, 2013 at 7:09 am

“Like Tom Green, Knoxville’s person seemed to bring out Marc’s inherent catty doucheness.”

All in your head.  They might bring out your own prejudices but there’s no sign of this in either interview.

Eric Kincaid October 29, 2013 at 7:57 am

Great interview. Knoxville is a much more interesting person, with a lot more depth, than I would have thought. I also really appreciate your unabashed love of the daredevil, slapstick style humor that everyone loves whether they want to admit it or not.

Matt October 30, 2013 at 5:47 am

I grew up with this guy, love the whole jackass crew aswell as this episode, cheers marc!

yeehaw October 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Marc totally slipped out a “yall” around 62 minutes. We southerners are infectious.

ck October 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Jescoe White movie rules. Thanks Marc, this was excellent.

smitty November 03, 2013 at 2:40 am

the “lets bury a corpse prank” is beyond morbid and asinine. I don’t like pranks to begin with,let alone this sick stack of shit. strip that away,and it’s simply not even funny at face value stand alone humor… garbage..

Jordan November 06, 2013 at 4:59 pm

AEdward: I wondered the same thing about a year ago. I was thinking Marc put up a YouTube spot for Steve-O and then took it down, but what actually happened is Big Jay Oakerson talked about Steve-O in the YouTube preview. I think you are thinking of that.

Harold C Hanger November 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Some Jackass stuff is funny, but it’s shallow and for Knoxville he’s been just repeating himself for years, he seems like an intelligent guy who doesn’t push himself. I can’t talk but it wasn’t very interesting.

Tim November 11, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I was quite surprised by Johnny. I expected him to be a bit more Hollywood, reserved or smug or something, but he sounds really human. He seems really pleased to hear that his work makes people happy and he’s very humble about it.

I’m just getting into the podcast, these interviews are fascinating. Marc’s very personable, he engages people with a sort of intimacy that’s almost verboten elsewhere. Really great shit.