Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine and their trusty Dickhouse wrangler Shanna Zablow took to the skies this past Sunday, September 26, kicking off a whirlwind promotional/press tour for jackass 3D with scheduled stops all over the US, as well as one hop, skip and a boot over the Canadian border.
First up on the list was Miami, where they hit the ground running straight off the plane and into an exclusive sneak peek showing at a theater in Coconut Grove. (Incidentally, the footage being shown at these scattered screenings consists of the very same dimensional stuff cut for the jackass 3D teaser that debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con in July.) Tremaine and Knoxville were joined at the theater by special guest celebrity, predatory animal expert, and local legend Manny Puig, who accompanied them in welcoming the crowd, signing autographs, taking photos, answering questions, and not leaving until the last fan standing was satisfied.
Knoxville and Tremaine later retired to one of their favorite dive bars in Miami to play pool for the remainder of the night, where Jeff is alleged to have run the table. Not an easy feat to do, considering mandatory eye contact must be made and held with an opponent while attempting to sink the game-winning eight-ball—and Knoxville really does give it his awful all to provide an awfully distracting scene.
The following Monday morning, the boys did a round of press (including a sit down interview with Maria Salas of NBC-Miami), before heading on over to the University of Miami to judge a bucking mechanical bull-riding competition.
Next stop: Toronto!
Clockwise from upper left corner: Manny Puig and Jeff Tremaine flip 1.25 birds combined (a rattlesnake bite is to blame for Manny's now permanent middle finger deficiency); Johnny Knoxville and Tremaine take it to the streets after the screening; Talking a good promotional game; Sitting pretty with Maria Salas; Signing autographs on handy little jackass 3D promotional handbills; Knoxville, Tremaine and Manny judge the college kids as they get bucked-up on a mechanical bull.
Bonus video below: Knoxville introduces the jackass 3D sneak peek to an eager crowd of human beavers.
(Special thanks to Shanna for shooting the above video and photos.)