But is there a message in all the madness?

But is there a message in all the madness?

Nothing says fuck the man like nailing your shlong to a piece of wood.

When Dirty Sanchez first came out in 2003 they shocked, disgusted and appalled the picket-fence public to the point of disbelief. Which, of course, is exactly what my teenage friends and I loved about it. Picking up on the slapstick renaissance pioneered by Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass crew, Dirty Sanchez – which consisted of best friends Lee Dainton and Matthew Pritchard plus Dan Joyce and Pancho – mixed MTV pranksterism with wild Welsh abandon for the most gritty, gnarly and gross-out TV ever to grace the airwaves.

There was chilli sauce in eyes, butts dragged across grip tape, a sleeping Pancho pulled from a tent by a speeding truck, rodeos, poo flinging and close-range paintball. Just pure carnage. And it was fucking hilarious.

Now, a new documentary The Rise and Falls, out November 17, is revealing the roller coaster ride behind the Dirty Sanchez phenomenon. Through archive material and new interviews it traces the boys’ rise to fame and all the weird shit they encountered along the way.

Is there a message in the madness? Watch and find out.