We’re not quite sure why anyone is surprised by this. But the people who made Charlie Sheen’s first “comedy” show sell out in record time are definitely regretting spending that money this morning.
A sold-out crowd of more than 4,500 packed into the Fox Theater in Detroit on Saturday, curious to lay eyes on the media spectacle that has become Charlie Sheen. But from all reports, it was a thoroughly disastrous night for the “warlock.”
First, audience members heckled the warm-up comedian so badly, according to RadarOnline.com, Sheen had to step onstage and intervene — to no avail. The comic was booed off the stage, and house lights soon came up, causing the impatient masses to grow even more restless.
When the headliner himself launched into his first ‘Violent Torpedo of Truth’ performance, an hour after the disjointed show first started, EW.com reports that a standing ovation for the former ‘Two and a Half Men’ star soon gave way to boos, jeers and walk-outs. Sources say many asked for their money back.
The concert is promoted by LiveNation as the launch of a 20-city tour with dates throughout the month of April. Inside, souvenirs were hawked to fans, such as $20 programs and $30 T-shirts (“F—ing Brilliant!” and “I’m on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen”).
The flailing show featured scores of video clips, including fan tributes from YouTube, violent film excerpts and one of Sheen just playing Call of Duty. At one point, the TV actor reportedly shrugged off his poor reception with the comeback, “I’ve already got your money!”
How bad was it? Here’s a sample:
“Tonight is an experiment”….”I am finally here to identify and train the Vatican assassin locked inside each and every one of you”….”Show of hands here who has tried crack? (Crickets) I don’t do crack anymore, but this is a good f—ing night to do some crack”….”Is anybody else as confused by this s–t as I am? I wrote every word!”
Yikes. It wasn’t all bad for Sheen though. At $20 and $30 a pop, we’re sure he made a killing off of t-shirts. And like he told the audience: he and Live Nation already got their money.