Former ‘Jackass’ star Preston Lacy vies to be President with stand-up comedy tour

Photo courtesy of Preston Lacy
Preston Lacy wants to make you laugh as he makes his bid for president. — Photo courtesy of Preston Lacy

Preston Lacy w. Tom Garland, Doug Dorrington

Gabe’s — Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

With election season right around the corner, Iowa City has an unexpected candidate coming to town. Comedian and faux-presidential contender Preston Lacy will perform stand-up comedy at Gabe’s on Thursday at 7 p.m. as part of his Cockus Tour.

Lacy is best known for being featured in the MTV Jackass television and movie series (some of his stunts have included him being half naked, used as human bungie cord weight, and kicked in the face with a football), but Lacy has recently branched out into stand-up comedy and, apparently, presidential politics.

“The Cockus tour is my grassroots, meet-the-people, stoke-the-fire, get-the-word-out companion tour to go in conjunction with my historic run as the first fringe presidential candidate to come out of the gate and throw his hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential election.” Preston said. Indeed, his declaration did come in advance of the more recent fringe candidacy of rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

“A rose knows when to blossom,” Lacy added. “I know my Missouri Ozarks public education,
Texas residency and Hollywood values will be a big hit in the Hawkeye state.”

Pushing an agenda of flat taxes, wider airplane seats, and allowing travelers to choose which TSA agent gets to search them at the airport, Lacy is hoping to tackle “the important issues” on his tour of the midwest. Along with stand-up comedy, the show at Gabe’s will include a comedic debate between Lacy and local comedian Tom Garland, a fat guy dance-a-thon, and a magic microphone that Lacy claims can detect breast implants. The show at Gabe’s will be followed by a ticketed meet and greet at Woody’s Show Club in Cedar Rapids.

“It’s gonna be a great show,” Lacy said.

With his hand over his heart, a tear in his eye, and the slightest shuffle in his truffle, Lacy added, “God Bless America!”

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