This week on End Credits, are you ready for some good, old fashioned fun? Jackass, and the comedy there in, may not be to your taste (emphasis on “taste|), but it is a verifiable phenomenon, and now its back in a theatre near you with Jackass Forever. Before that, one of our co-hosts will choose what he thinks are the quintessential Jackass gags (emphasis on “gags”).
This Wednesday, February 9, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:
The Best (?) of Jackass. At the turn of the century, a new reality show emerged on American MTV. It featured a bunch of guys doing dangerous stunts that tested their strength, endurance, resiliency, and their gag reflex. Though it only lasted three seasons and 25 episodes, Jackass had long coattails and has become a certifiable brand, and it’s latest chapter is now in theatres. Before we talk about that though, we’re going to look at Peter’s favourite bits.
REVIEW: Jackass Forever (2022). More than two decades after they first got together to test the limits of flesh and good taste, much of the Jackass gang, and some very brave newcomers, have gotten together to relive glory days and push themselves through all manner of stunts, both punishing and disgusting. It’s no secret that the current movie business is obsessed with franchises, but Jackass?! Last weekend’s box office winner fits the trend, but what does the success of Jackass tells us about life in 2022? Is Jackass the answer we’re been looking for?
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.