Quad Headliner Jeff Civillico Loses Mind, Rides Unicycle Off Planet Hollywood

On Oct. 11, 2013, comedy-juggler Jeff Civillico, who headlines at The Quad Las Vegas, lost his mind.

Immediately thereafter, he rode his unicycle off the top of Planet Hollywood. Thankfully, he did it for charity, specifically, Special Olympics Nevada.

We were there for the whole thing, of course.

Jeff Civillico signs his life away.

Jeff Civillico warms up for his stunt by signing his life away.

This rite of lunacy has become an annual fundraising event for Special Olympics Nevada, in conjunction with Over the Edge USA, the folks who enable this pulse-pounding exercise in “What are they thinking?!”

Civillico gets strapped in. Reality starting to sink in yet?

Civillico gets strapped in. Reality starting to sink in yet?

Jeff Civillico is the first person at one of these events to rappel on a unicycle, one of the cornerstones of his high-energy, family-friendly act at The Quad. This is the second year he’s somehow managed to survive this harrowing defiance of gravity.

The unicycle is tethered to Jeff Civillico, so if one goes, they all go.

The unicycle is tethered to Jeff Civillico, so if it goes, he goes.

It’s safety first with Over the Edge USA, so Civillico and other participants are provided lots of equipment like helmets and gloves which, according to our calculations, would provide almost zero protection if anything went wrong at 350 feet up.

Seriously, it’s really high up.

The team from Over the Edge comfort Jeff, trying hard not to giggle about his getup.

The team from Over the Edge and Jeff exchange playful banter as we consider relinquishing our lunch. We have a heights thing.

What is the matter with people?

It's difficult to take photos with one's eyes closed, trust us.

We’re amazed these photos turned out at all, given we had our eyes closed the whole time, and we don’t care who knows it.

Jeff Civillico raised $1,810 for Special Olympics Nevada, with the entire event raising more than $70,000.

This is the fourth time the event has been held in Las Vegas. The first two years, participants defied oblivion at Rio Las Vegas, then the event moved to Planet Hollywood last year.

Civillico's feet are attached to the unicycle pedals with duct tape, increasing the "Aieee!" factor.

Civillico’s feet are attached to the unicycle pedals with duct tape, increasing the “Aieee!” factor.

Special Olympics Nevada provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to athletes or their families.

Find out more about Special Olympics Nevada.

Last chance to bail, bro.

Last chance to bail, bro.

Then, the moment of truth. Jeff Civillico looked out over the Las Vegas Strip and rode his unicycle directly over the edge. Which is, we’re thinking, where “Over the Edge” got its name.

We would only do this under one condition: Never.

Great knowing you, juggle boy.

When not exhibiting epic levels of crazy, Civillico keeps busy with his well-reviewed show at The Quad, providing emcee services for corporate events and other charitable efforts, including helping Las Vegas nonprofits through the charity he created, Win-Win Entertainment.

There was not an actual red arrow in the air at the time.

There was not an actual red arrow in the air at the time.

It’s with mixed feelings that we can relay that Jeff Civillico made it safely back to Earth without incident, pedaling his unicycle all the way down, for some unknown reason.

Great job not becoming gelatinous, Jeff!

Great job not becoming gelatinous, Jeff!

Jeff Civillico’s 4:00 p.m. (dark on Tuesdays and Fridays) Comedy in Action show at The Quad is highly recommended, so check it out. Don’t take our word for it, Civillico gets stellar reviews on Ticketmaster, Yelp, Trip Advisor and other sites.

We bravely ignored all reason and grabbed some exclusive photos of Jeff Civillico’s date with WTF atop Planet Hollywood.

Jeff Civillico Over the Edge

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  • Jeff Civillico

    SO much fun. Thanks for covering this! “Over the Edge” is such a unique, fun event… I was really surprised by the lack of media coverage of it. Way to be on it, Vital Vegas!!

    • Raya729

      Hi Jeff, its your friend Dawn, you are soooo RIGHT about media coverage, I had NO CLUE that you was going to do this or we would have been there to support you (my hubby Mike, Nathan’s Mechanic and my son Stephane, your number one fan lol)

    • vitalvegas

      Thanks, Jeff. You’re a nut, and we mean that in the best possible way.

  • Jonathan M Bell

    The moment they started duct taping me to things (though that looks more like electrical tape) is the moment I’d have been out of there.

    • vitalvegas

      It was mainly for the safety of the people below!