April 22nd, 2011
05:06 AM ET
Thursday night’s "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show in Atlanta could best be described as a cross between a Comedy Central roast and a trashy reality show.
Sheen took the stage at the Fox Theater wearing an Atlanta Falcons’ jersey, and immediately turned the t eleprompters around to face the audience. “Those are the devices of cheaters,” he proclaimed.
Off to a good start.
The applause continued when he expressed his disdain for Detroit, where he was booed during his first stop on the tour. (Ironically, also at the Fox Theater.)
But a lot of things have changed since his Detroit show. For starters, there probably weren’t two women making out in the front row.
A painful segment, where two local radio personalities asked Sheen questions using the talk-show format that worked so well in Chicago, was short lived when the men were booed off stage. Their questions about the actor’s favorite sexual position, and whether or not he’s in favor of children wearing helmets while bike riding – he is! – didn’t sit well with the audience.
The most entertaining part of the segment was when Sheen bummed a cigarette from a man in the front row. After lighting up, he said, “This isn’t laced is it? So much for my custody battle. Thanks, dude.”
(He’s currently battling estranged wife Brooke Mueller for custody of their twin boys.)
Luckily, Jeffrey Ross was there to save the day. The comedian, who has appeared on Comedy Central roasts, recently joined Sheen’s tour as a saving grace. His roast of the out-of-work actor was arguably the most entertaining part of the show. Ross called it a “comedy intervention.”
“Two and a half men is also the amount of people left in the audience when the show is over,” he joked.
Another gem: Ross joked that Charlie was disappointed when he realized Atlanta’s museum of Coke actually refers to the beverage.
Ross then invited 10 audience members to come on stage and ask Sheen a question. This included a pregnant woman who joked (we think!) that her baby was really Charlie's and another who requested that Charlie get up-close-and-personal with her chest (he did!). The audience may have been more entertaining than Sheen.
He closed the show with a Sheen-ified plea for his job back: “It’s up to them to maybe give the people what they want. It’s up to them to stop blaming me for being awesome.”
The show was officially over after rapper Dirt Nasty took the stage to sing about doing cocaine in the 1980s.
After the curtain dropped and people were exiting the theater onto Atlanta's Peachtree Street, one man from the audience was overheard asking an interesting question: “How do I become famous enough to sell tickets to nothing?”
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