Sheen Redeems In Chicago, #Winning Again
After a lackluster debut of his Violent Torpedo of Truth tour in Detroit, fully equipped with booing and walkouts, Charlie Sheen redeemed himself tonight in Chicago. Reports described a "totally changed format", which is a good thing being that tour promoters were counting on tonight to bounce back after the horrible Motor City reviews. Another bad performance could have meant ticket tanking left and right with people trying to avoid a bad experience at their own expense. For now it looks like Charlie has resumed #winning ... and TMZ was there to document the play by play !!!
8:15 PM -- No sign of Sheen yet.
8:20 PM -- The crowd just started a "Detroit suck!" chant.
8:25 PM -- Charlie just read a poem about how much he hates Detroit.
8:27 PM -- Show definitely has a different feel than last night. Instead of Charlie on stage by himself, he has an interviewer of sorts asking him questions.
8:30 PM -- During a question about his marriages, Charlie referred to Brooke Mueller as "kidnapper bitch."
8:33 PM -- Charlie took off his shirt after someone in the crowd yelled, "Get naked." He traded shirts with a guy from the crowd who was much larger than him. Oh, forgot to mention -- after last night's performance, no opening comic this time.
8:42 PM -- Nothing too exciting. Telling stories, including the one about the first time he smoked weed ... with Chris Penn in Malibu.
8:50 PM -- The show is in intermission. Much more structured than last night's. So far, no booing.
9:14 PM -- And we're back! Sheen's got a fresh cig and talking about a party he went to once with Mick Jagger and Eddie Van Halen.
9:20 PM -- Charlie says he owes Heidi Fleiss $2 million. He tells the interviewer he pays for sex because he has millions.
9:25 PM -- Charlie says he was supposed to be in "The Karate Kid," but his dad told him to do a lesser movie instead. "My dad has great advice."
9:30 PM -- How's this for an about face -- Charlie said he would go back to "Two and Half Men," but he did say the people who run it are blood suckers. But he called Jon Cryer a "rock star."
9:45 PM -- Charlie is now reading a letter from one of the goddesses.
9:52 PM -- And with that letter ... the show is over. All in all, a much better experience than last night.
Next stop. Cleveland.