Oct 12th 2016 by DannyMacAskill • 51 Questions • 3872 Points
Hey Danny! Another fan here. Is there ever a moment where you considered a trick but just thought "that's not worth the risk"?
Was Haley Joel Osment as freaked out as he looked?
For Way Back Home I planned to jump of the Skye Bridge which is 41m into the sea - but time on the project ran out and looking back it probably wouldn't have been a good idea!
In a Facebook posting about Wee Day Out, you mentioned that you attempted that log slide trick around 300 times before nailing it. Is that normal for your tricks or was that one just incredibly difficult?
Thanks for making some of the most jaw dropping mountain bike videos I've ever seen. Best of luck to you in the future!
Most of the time I notice the guests are totally surprised, but do you ever have guests on who know what the show's about so they try to fuck with you?
300 attempts at one trick can be quite normal! Other tricks in my videos such as the front flip over the ball onto the railway track in Imaginate took the same amount.
yes but then we go hard and i'll attempt to take a shit on the desk.
If you've had one, what has been your most traumatic injury so far and how did it happen?
What's the story behind the band? I've always wondered where you met them and what their initial reaction to the show was and if it took a while to find old people who are willing to let you beat them up for the sake of television
Longest and most niggly has to be a torn disc in my lower back. I'm not sure how I did it exactly - but I'm pretty sure it was doing a drop in Glasgow.
we shoot a lot of their stuff independently so they don't know what's going on. we try to keep them completely in the dark.
Love that tree flair!!! Thank you for turning me on to some great songs. Do you choose all the music in your videos?
What is the temperature on your set? Every guest looks uncomfortably warm.
I'm usually the one who finds the music, but then it's me and the director who make the final decision
very hot. we shoot in the valley with no AC on.
Hi Danny! I have been obsessively watching your video for years and am always impressed with your outside-the-box thinking when it comes to new stunts. I loved Wee Day Out, particularly your slide on the log. Coincidentally I happen to also ride a Santa Cruz and also happen to have just started a company with my first product being a bottom bracket guard/chain guide designed specifically for Santa Cruz bikes with VPP suspension and single chain rings. It would have been perfect for that slide.
Can I send you a prototype? I can think of no greater honor as a professional engineer and mountain biker than knowing my favorite athlete gave my idea a shot! Thanks!
Do you think you'll eventually run out of unexpecting guests?
Aye! Send it to Red Bull UK's offices c/o me! Thanks :D
How did you learn to balance a you do? And bonus question, how was it like visiting Argentina on that abandoned town? That shoot was awesome.
Why has 311 not been on the program yet? Are you a 311 denier?
wait for the final episode Friday
Where do you get the ideas for your more ludicrous stunts and how much prep goes into them?
How many Hannibal 9000s do you currently have?
I often start with a concept that gives me creative freedom. With Imaginate for example we were able to build props which allowed me to try interesting new tricks.
Sometimes the tricks can take days of work to build and multiple days to land.
Oh, and whats the one trick you really want to pull off but have yet to manage?
How did you and Hannibal get together? You two have great on screen chemistry. Love the show btw, thanks for all the work you do to put out great content.
Ooooh - that would be telling! Wait for my next video...
thank you so much. Hannibal and I started doing comedy around the same time in NYC.
Will you send me some ranch in the mail?
Some of the bale crashes give you a small insight into just how hard it was
Hey Danny. Love the videos. My first question is when did you start riding and when did you know you do it professionally? Also where is your favourite place (city/country/location) that you have ever rode?
Thanks for doing this and can't wait for any video you drop.
Were there any guests on your show you expected would get up and leave due to your shenanigans, but ended up staying?
I started riding trials when I was about 11. I turned pro in 2009.
One of my favourite riding locations is Aviemore in Scotland. It's where I used to ride growing up - check out this video. http://www.redbull.com/uk/en/bike/stories/1331794387601/watch-danny-macaskill-s-brand-new-edit-aviemore-spring
a lot of them stay which is weird. why would you stay. it's a fucking nightmare in there
What do you have planned for the future? Are you ever going to mellow out or is being a methodical madman all you know?
Can I intern for your show? I'm a good fluffer.
I know that one day I'm not going to be able to ride at the level I am at the moment, but there are so many ideas I want to get done before then!
Would you ever consider riding the lava fields in Iceland? Also, there are a few canny MTB lines dotted around the Country.
You're and inspiration and I would love to meet you some day.
You've mentioned in previous interviews that you've had sex with two of the guests on your show. You said anything, so who were the two? Was Stacey Dash one of them?
Iceland is definitely a place I want to visit. So hopefully I'll be there soon.
No Georgie, you're my inspiration :-)
It was Hannibal and Russell Brand
LOVE your videos!
Would you make a video about riding one of these?
How the fuck do you get people to come on your show?
We have a few tricks that I can't reveal until the show comes to an end. then i'll tell all.
Danny, super impressed with what you do, the question is, would you ever consider getting involved in a MacAskill Stunt Biking Video Game?
What was up with the Eric Andre Show theme on Atlanta last night? Any chance you're going to make a cameo on the show at some point?
I've not been approached yet, but I'm always open to ideas!
would love to.
How does working with Red Bull compare to when you were making videos and trying to market yourself without such a big sponsor?
First question: Howie Doin?
I actually still make all my videos with the same friends I started out with. Nothings changed, I still get the same fun feeling!
I'm a big Howie Fandel.
Could you reply to this comment so I can tell my friends?
Did you ever reapply for the job at Fruit Loops?
Hi Danny, thanks for taking the time to hang out! I'm curious, how much do you enjoy being part of the Red Bull family? From the outside, they seem like a great organization that supports not only it's athletes but also everyone involved, whether it's on the ground, in the air, or in space. Can you tell us why one would choose to join the Red Bull family over any other company that supports athletes in a similar fashion? What are the opportunities you are afforded through Red Bull that you might not get elsewhere?
Yo Eric, I heard you went to Berklee to play the bass. Any advice for someone who is also pursuing a degree in music?
It's an amazing family to be with. They always surprise me with opportunities
Do you ever play around with other types of bikes, just to mix things up, like park/dirt bmx, flatland, anything like that?
Has a guest ever surprised/disturbed you by what they said or did while on the show?
When I'm not riding my street trials bike, I'm on my MTB bike or my motorbike trials bike. I've never really been BMX or dirt.
Dennis Rodman said he kissed a dead chick.
Have you ever considered having the miniatures of yourself and the guest run an entire episode?
It's got to be Red Bull...summer tropical edition of course ;-)
that would be ill
how hard do you think it is to get mc ride from death grips to your show?
so hard. i've tried literally every season since the show started. those dudes don't want to do television.
Sup Danny! Easy question.
What are your favourite bands/artists at the moment?
What is the process you and Hannibal use to come up with the jokes in the show?
Also, got any ranch? I'm out.
It's got to be Schnarff Schnarff, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Walkmen
Hannibal and I have very different approaches. I write stuff beforehand; he drifts in and out of consciousness.
I've been using the line "I want you to fuck my wife" as my opener on tinder for a month now. I'm looking to change up my opening line, what should I start saying?
These days I'm riding my bike full time - but one day I'd love to start my own one!
"you seem chill AF. What's your credit card number?" works every time.
Ever rode a penny-farthing? Could you think of a single stunt possible on one?
Your show has had some references to Twin Peaks and Holy Mountain. Are you a fan of Lynch and Jodorowsky? Why aren't you in the next season of Twin Peaks?
Yes I have! A few times. I've actually riding a few and snapped the forts off them. I've managed to do wheelies and jumps off them
Are their any people you would like to make a future video with?
Hey what was it like playing crabman in my name is earl?
Love your new video, but the Drop and Roll one was hilarious! Any new video with the whole Drop and Roll crew?
don't take the red pill AND the blue pill you jackass!
Haha! Thanks very much. Yeah, hoping to get some filming done in November or December
Will you be at Rampage this week? Any chance you'd ever compete?
Hey Dre, huge fan. How did you come up with the idea of the Eric Andre Show? I know you mention Space Ghost Coast to Coast as a major influence, but what else influenced your show or your sense of humor?
One day they might accept me for a wildcard.. We'll have to wait and see ;)
Wonder Showzen. Ren & Stimpy. Jackass. Chapelle Show. Tom Green.
I loved "Wee Day Out" and I'll be sure to tune in to your other videos. Your stunts are so crazy and fluid my girlfriend thought they were fake.
What kind of Santa Cruz would you recommend for someone new to biking? I'm looking to get one once I've sold enough body parts and dig through enough couch cushions.
Hi Eric, I love the show! You do a lot of crazy segments out in public. So: 1. What is the funniest/weirdest reaction you've gotten when you were out in public? 2. Have you ever done something so crazy, you couldn't air it? Thanks! LEGALIZE RANCH
Another dude during the peeing meter maid bit started pissing on cars. yes we do a pro al qaeuda country song that they wouldn't let us air.
Hi Danny, as a fan of both biking and film making I always enjoy watching your stuff. I was wondering what process you go through in planning a video such as "Wee Day Out" and how much say you get on the creative side compared to Cut Media/Red Bull MH? Thanks.
Hey Eric, fellow mulatto here.
How do you not get in legal trouble for your man on the street sketches in New York? In one bit, when you're doing the 5 erics, you're blocking an intersection right in front of a cop car?
I lot of the concept around the riding ideas tend to come from myself, but I work with Cut and Red Bull MH to help bring these ideas to life.
i got in a lot of trouble for that bit. This is the last question! You killed it! Thanks REDDIT!!!! PIECE OOOT!
Danny, How much would it take for u too take me and mountain bike somewhere haha?
Hey Brotendo! Thanks for doing this AMA.
When I first discovered your show, I assumed that your crazy personality was just a bit, but after seeing some of your interviews I realized that it's only an amplified version of how you always act. My question is, does entertaining others in such an absurd way all of the time get tiring, or have you just accepted your weirdness and embraced it?
I love season four so far! Keep up the great work.
As you're from Skye, have you ever been across the water to Uist? Ever considered making a video in the Outer Hebrides? I think you could make an awesome video in the Outer Hebrides!
Eric, my man, you're seriously the best! Simple question, if you had The Donald come onto your show, what would be your first surprise for him?
Unfortunately I've never been out to the Outer Hebrides, but I'm planning a Wee Day Out there soon... ;)
i would grab him by the pussy
1) Bird Up! 2) Thanks for favoriting my tweet the other day. 3) Will you ever release the full interviews of the guests on your show? Maybe as a special feature if you ever release your seasons on DVD? I'd love to see what happens between the edits. 4) I've got an idea for season 5 that involves a storefront in New York, frozen yogurt and butthole flesh-lights if you've got a minute to discuss. Thanks for doing this AMA, and thanks for creating the craziest and best show on television.
i love you
Hey Eric I'm about to graduate this fall with a bullshit media production degree, can I be your next naked intern? And are the PAs we see on the show actual PAs or just extras?
niether. that's our writer's assistant Pat.
What's up Eric! You are a legend! Who is your biggest comedic influence? Also, What's your favorite Ice Cream flavor? Thank ya and Love ya<3
GG Allin. Ranch.
Hey Eric. Love the show, I watch it every week. I know that you played upright at Berkley. Have you ever thought of playing again or incorporating your music into your comedy?
it's too mellow for my comedy. i tried and hated it instantly.
First off, thank you for doing this AMA. I'm a big fan of your show, thank you for providing us with a kind comedy that's not easy to come across
My question is: Do you ever think about making a movie based on the show? If yes, what is it going to be like?
Also, what's your biggest fear?
it's gonna be like an official sequel to Life of Pi. shot on 8 mm.
Which of your skits is your favorite? My favorites are a tie between the one where you go to the car dealer, and the one where you go to the jewelry store with the metal detector.
love your show dude
i love you! I like the octopus. and grocery goofs.
Hey Eric! Really excited to see you soon at the Shrine, its a dream come true. Anyways. I have a few questions that have bugged me for some time:
Why was season 1 shot in 4:3, while other seasons have been shot in 16:9?
When did you shoot the Tea Party rally sketch and how prepared did that make you feel before you went against Alex Jones, Breitbart, and people who don’t believe santa is black at the RNC?
What is your favorite episode of SGC2C?
- the network thought most people didn't get it. it was kinda getting in the way.
- tea party is 2012. I kinda forgot i did that bit.
- Bjork / Thom York
Hey Eric dudemanbro. How existentially depressed are you right now?
i've never felt more alive
How long do you think you can keep the show running for before every guest figures out the format and it loses its surprise/shock factor? Would you still consider making more episodes, even if the guests are in on it?
we could probably only do one more season.
Yo Eric! Thank you for for all the comedy you do. You're truly one of the funniest comedians out there! My question for you is that how often do the police involve themselves whenever you break something in a skit or has performing a skit resulted you being in jail and for how long?
We got the cops called more this season then ever. Thank you for the kind words. I almost went to jail this year. I want to jail season 1.
how did you get so good at not caring about anything and just messing with people?
meditation and exercise