Sunday, April 03, 2011

Chatty Cathy Charlie In Chicago

Next two stops on the list:

05 April, 2011 Playhouse Square Center Cleveland OH US
06 April, 2011 Palace Columbus OH US
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[Shellyl-- Sun 04/03/11 11:30 PM--It might have been an improvement from the Detroit show but there is no way in hell I would pay any amount of money to listen to a crackhead talk about things in his life that we have all read about in the tabloids and hear him read a poem about hating Detroit. The Chicago audience is more insane than Charlie is.--A Reader Comment On EW.com's website.]

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If you're such an horrible human being that you need armed protection from the people that pay to see you then perhaps you should stop before your hired thugs hurt someone.--A Reader Comment On TMZ's website.]

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farrah Sun, Apr 3, 2011, 10:22 PM

God he's like the annoying gorilla that freaking WONT GO AWAY!!!--A Reader Comment On E Online's Website]

[While the show was still not "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option," as the tour title promises, it was at least a forward-moving projectile of moderate celebrity dishing.--Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune.]
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E Online: Chatty Cathy Charlie: Pull His String To Get An Answer

USA Today: Just Get On The Bus, Gus

TMZ's Take

Chicago Tribune: After-Show Review

Hollywood Reporter: An Ovation And Richard Roeper

Entertainment Weekly (Chicago) Update

WGN-TV: (Chicago) After Show Update

Radar Online: Take A Ride Onto Erratic Avenue

Chicago Sun-Times: The Truth About The Tickets
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The after-show reactions are coming very slowly out of Chicago right now. This is what I know so far:

Charlie Sheen blamed his disaster in Detroit on the audience in Detroit and not on anything that HE did. (I would LOVE to hear from anyone who has a different opinion about that!)

I wonder if the "standing ovation" was started by people who were paid to sit in strategic locations in the audience. Considering the fact that Sheen blamed the people of Detroit, and not himself, for his terrible opening night show...I wouldn't put anything past him, now.

The Chicago show was rather boring but apparently nobody left early. The crowd was noisy but they didn't boo Charlie off the stage. There were security guards posted by many of the rows where the audience sat.

When I read the Chicago Tribune article, it occurred to me that it's almost as if Charlie is trying to use the audience, at each one of his shows, as his own, personal shrink. It appears that he is trying to straighten-out the kinks in his life by bouncing everything off the audience. I've heard of performers "feeding off the energy from their fans"...but what Charlie Sheen is doing is selfish and totally ridiculous.

All in all, I wouldn't have paid a plugged peso to see it.

2 comments:

Atlanta Roofing said...

I don’t know what people were expecting from him. He’s an actor, not a comedian. Unless he’s going to come up there and does a scripted one man show, what use is there in seeing him? They paid to watch him ramble when they could get that on the internet or TV so it’s on them.

Ruthie In The Sky said...

They expected to be entertained.
That's what they paid their good money for. Actors entertain. So do comedians.
Charlie implied that he was going to do his job. In Detroit, he didn't.
I am going to use your comment in today's post and I thank you for sending your comment to me. I am not sure exactly how long it will take me to get it written-out, but I guarantee that it will be posted today.
Watch for it.