Sheen’s Show Fares A Little Better In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — His first show in Detroit was a bomb, but Charlie Sheen gave it another try in Chicago on Sunday -– with apparently better results.

At least that’s the impression CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov got when she interviewed audience members outside the Chicago Theatre at intermission.

“I was expecting the worst,” said audience member Jerry Mrase, a longtime sheen fan who paid at least $60 to get in. “But it’s really good. He’s really down to earth. He’s putting on a great show.”

The Chicago leg of Sheen’s “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour opened with a question-and-answer session with the actor onstage. The approach, what there was of it, seemed more focused than the scattershot one that got the actor booed at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

Still, not everyone was pleased in Chicago.

“It’s pretty ridiculous,” said Leslie Rubens, a 22-year-old audience member, who got a free ticket. “We’re just sitting here watching him get interviewed on the most ridiculous questions. He’s not really answering them and he’s very off-topic.”

Among the bizarre bits of behavior: Sheen exchanged a shirt with a male in attendance. The crowd greeted Sheen warmly and even chanted “Detroit Sucks!” before he took the stage.

Sheen’s troubled personal history grabbed new headlines earlier this year when he was fired from his hit television series “Two and a Half Men.” He launched the idea of a nationwide tour to help promote his free-living “Warlock” lifestyle, and early dates sold out.

But the loose-formatted show bombed in Detroit Saturday night, calling into question whether the tour would play all of its dates.

Sheen on Sunday said he would take his old job back on the CBS sitcom.

  • mj

    where is my comment?

    • Vicky

      Look up Bree’s pootie….everything else has been there.

  • steve mckenna

    bree olsen should of got naked and then it might of been worth the money i spent.

    • Vicky

      Perhaps you ‘should HAVE’ spent your money on grammar lessons instead.

      • Joe B.

        Vicki, you’re a woman after my own heart. English teachers FTW.

  • Vicky

    Of course Sheen’s show was a success in Chicago; more idiots here than Detroit.

  • BrianB

    unfortunately people here in Chicago would buy tickets to a man defacating on stage if they sold them. I’m sure Charlie’s show wasn’t much better

  • jim

    only in chicago could someone like charlie sheen

  • fs

    chicago always supports losers, dont we have the cubs

  • dan

    I’m thinking Charlie the moron needs to do these shows and ask 20K if someone would like to party with him because the fool probably has spent every nickle he has made on booze, drugs, and ho’s not to mention a few mercedes that wound up at the bottom of a ravine.

    When everyone stops buying these tickets he will probably wind up on celebrity rehab.

  • Charlie Sheen


    And taking all you sucker’s money too!

    Ha, ha you fly-over-country trolls!

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