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Charlie Sheen -- Chicago, Do Or Die

4/3/2011 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen will learn tonight whether or not his departure from "Two and a Half Men" was a good career turn or a disaster as he performs his second show -- this time in Chicago.

Charlie Sheen Chicago
A rep for Vividseats.com tells TMZ with the rest of the tour already not selling well -- they have between 200-300 seats available per show -- tonight's performance could send the rest of the tour into a tailspin.

And staffers at several ticket agencies tell us there has been a rapid rise in the number of people trying to unload their tickets since last night's disastrous performance.

Either way, we'll be there and we will tell you how it all goes down ... as it happens.


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Lori    

203.

Assuming that all of his fans are people who have failed at working the program of AA...yep, then they'd be rolling in the proverbial aisles!

NORMAL people don't give a sh*t about the fact that Chuckles thinks AA is a "bootleg cult"...listening to him rail against AA would be like listening to a Trekkie argue "Old Star Trek" vs. "New Star Trek!"

Posted at 5:29 PM on Apr 3, 2011 by JWLor

People who've failed??? STFU dumb-ass, spoken like a true 12 step Nazi, and a Fine example of why YOUR program fails miserably! DOUCHEBAG!!!!

Posted at 5:36 PM on Apr 3, 2011 by therock
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Uh Oh...Watch out JWLor! "therock" is baaaaaack and if you write the truth he flips his lid...goes into "nazi" mode and generally fits the stereotypical AA backslider! Hey...rockhead, how's that sobriety working out for you?.

1264 days ago
197.

MG    

Idiot-he's and idiot and anyone that buys a ticket to his show is and idiot too!

1264 days ago
198.

yo    

EVERYONE MOVE TO THE NEW LIVE THREAD

1264 days ago
199.

DetroitRocks    

to #180

He dropped the comic off the show tonight in Chicago. Maybe the people in Detroit actually can judge talent

1264 days ago
200.

kathi     

A whole lot of tickets are being unloaded on Ebay & Criags list.

1264 days ago
201.

yo    

Doing standup, Charlie Sheen’s out of his league

BY RICHARD ROEPER

Chicago Sun-Times

Last Modified: Apr 4, 2011 02:06AM

Charlie Sheen would return to “Two and a Half Men” if asked, he was supposed to do “The Karate Kid” but was already committed to “Grizzly 2: The Predator,” and his impression of Chicago Police officers is they’d extract some “flashlight justice” on troublemakers in a heartbeat.

And so it goes.

One night after the reportedly disastrous show in Detroit that resulted in heckling, walkouts and speculation the “Torpedo of Truth” tour would be truncated, Sheen took the stage at the Chicago Theatre as the exuberant crowd chanted “Detroit sucks!”

This show, such as it was, consisted of Sheen and a gum-chewing, unfunny Joey Scoleri (Sheen’s manager and tour co-producer) onstage with a guitarist. There was some audience participation, as when Sheen exchanged shirts with a burly back-haired guy and when a few goddess-wannabes made apparently drunken attempts to get Charlie’s attention, but for the most part it was Sheen smoking and rambling.

That almost nobody walked out is either a testament to the patience of Chicago audiences or the fact that folks figured they’d already paid, so why not stick around to see if anything interesting will happen?

It never really did.

The so-called “goddesses” made a brief appearance, Sheen told stories of drug use and Internet porn, and he occasionally got impatient with the constant interruptions, at one point barking, “I f------ talk, you listen!” And that was about it. Not really a trainwreck, just a little bit sad and more than a little bit tedious.

Among the Sheen-isms:

“I discovered the Internet and crack on the same night.”

“Is it me or is [it hotter than] a Cambodian outhouse in a heat wave in here?”

“On the same night, I had Mick Jagger and Eddie Van Halen fetch me a beer.”

“[Martin Sheen] is still my dad, he still murdered Colonel Kurtz.”

“I don’t know, what do I know? Nothing.”

Finally, Sheen read a long letter from a fan saying how great he is, the lights went up, and that was that.

Is that all there is?

Talent wins.

It might not always pay, but it wins.

When the Situation of “Jersey Shore” tried to play with the big boys and girls at a Comedy Central roast of Donald Trump a few weeks ago, of course he bombed. The guy’s a reality TV creation who had never done stand-up, and all of a sudden he’s sharing the stage with veterans such as Jeffrey Ross and Whitney ***mings.

When a Kim Kardashian or a Heidi Montag or Paris Hilton “drop” a new single, which is inevitably some deeply Auto-tuned, mist weight dance number, you know these no-talents can’t duplicate even their crappy pop sounds live onstage.

And so it was that Charlie Sheen was doomed to fail as a live act.

Sheen has a limited but undeniable skill set as an actor, interpreting other people’s writing. He was perfectly cast in “Two and a Half Men,” and of course he has a long list of feature credits, from “Platoon” and “Wall Street” to “Major League.”

But to command a stage in front of a large audience, you have to bring it. Whether you’re a storyteller, a trained actor doing theater, a singer who can give the audience chills or a stand-up who has spent the obligatory 10,000 hours honing 75 minutes of material, by the time you’re doing your thing in front of a crowd of thousands, you’re in command — or you’re toast.

It would have been an upset if Sheen hadn’t bombed in his debut in Detroit or if the revamped but still underwhelming in Chicago had killed. There’s no there there.

The night before Sheen took the stage in Detroit, Stephen Colbert appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show to do a rendition of “Friday,” the YouTube/iTunes mega-hit sung by 13-year-old Rebecca Black that spawned tens of millions of views, hundreds of thousands of comments and innumerable parodies. Clad in a tux, Colbert (backed by the Roots) did a killer rendition of the “Friday,” with Fallon and “American Idol’s” Taylor Hicks joining in the fun.

It was epic. Worthy of an Emmy and a Grammy. (A Gremmy!) Even though Colbert and Co. were having fun with the song, they weren’t making fun of the kid. The end results was a silly, stupid, brilliantly orchestrated piece of musical comedy.

Sheen and his rapper pal and his porn star goddess can’t do anything like that because they don’t have the comedic sensibilities or the gifts to pull it off.

Talent wins.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/4639463-417/doing-standupcharlies-outof-his-league.html

1264 days ago
202.

Charlie    

Violent Torpedo of Truth was the worst show... EVER! I actually went in hope that I would get to see him boo'ed off once again.. If the tickets weren't free, I would ask for my money back.. and if I ever see Charlie Sheen on the street, I will ask for the hour and a half of my life back, that I waisted at his show! Its embarrassing that the people of Chicago encourage his behavior, Good for you Detroit!!

1264 days ago
203.

Leslie    

Wlaked out the show sucks , the dude is off the deeeeeep end. Go get some reHab please. Eric Clapton has a great place called Crossroads in the Bahamas...

1264 days ago
204.

Avatar_Jack    

Because what originally goes down can only go up and up as long as the bedbugs patting Charlie’s back get to hear the roar of a crowd waiting to be collectively brought to redemption.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2011/04/charlie-sheen-strips-and-receives-standing-ovation-in-second-show/

1263 days ago
205.

Gregory    

Never could Sheen be a winner! Unless, of course, beating on, strangling, shooting and threatening to knife women constitutes a winner? I don't know what this guy's on, but he looks like an old man. I definitely think he has a mental illness of some sort too. Make you feel tough beating women Charlie? What a lowlife you are!

1263 days ago
206.

mark    

Best Charlie sheen item yet!

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1259 days ago
207.

Peter Szarycz    

Well, Charlie Sheen does have his fair share of personal issues, problems and demons which he demonstrated when he fired a gun grazing his ex-girlfriend back in 1990. But with regards to that incident from last Christmas, I'm not sure what to think of it. Both parties blame each other, and was it not Montel Williams who once remarked to a loud applause from his audience that "if a woman goes up against a man, she should expect to get it back as a man". The principle of restraint is therefore not universally observed and Sheen should not be made into a poster-child for the spousal abuse. Moreover, I really enjoyed Sheen's guest appearance on Pierce Morgan Tonight. Before that show, Morgan was quoted in the media as Charlie's last remaining friend, his lifeline, his last remaining hope. Charlie is too cool though and he would have none of it. As soon as Morgan started throwing around liners about seeing a psychologist, Charlie chewed up and spit out the nerd. That's the problem in general in the media nowadays. Too many nerds replacing cool guys.

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