Charlie Sheen's 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' tour blows through Atlanta
April 22nd, 2011
05:06 AM ET

Charlie Sheen's 'Violent Torpedo of Truth' tour blows through Atlanta

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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  1. bailoutsos

    Reading May 2011 Money magazine and on page 75 they have his photo under #85 "Best Ways To Undermine Your Career"

    April 26, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. KRose

    I'm so sick and tired of him whining about how he got booed in Detroit. The show stank, plain and simple. Sure seems as though he is in agreement with that because he changed up his show afterwards.

    April 25, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • grekrs

      A-freaking-men. There is no art to piling on Detroit. He needs to take his lumps and move on.

      April 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. david tracey

    you know the nice thing about about life is that if you want it you can have it. but is that such a good thing(?) living large can have its pitfalls. health should always be on the radar.

    April 25, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Glen Arden & Friends

    We want Charlie back on the show and with a raise.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. @N

    charlie put down the drugs & achool!!!

    April 24, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tamale

    I have nothing against Charlie...except he is a garden variety mental illness. Ho hum.

    April 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @N

    someone needs to put dis man in a rehab center!!!but people found a better solution to make $$ out of dis nutcase!!!but seriously they should get dis man in a rehab center he is worse than some of these other people who r now fixed up.

    April 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jazz

    There was no fight! All the haters posting weren't even there! Larry and SS Steve were terrible and Jeff Ross was genius! Once he came on, everyone cheered 'til it was over! If it was so bad, why didn't all you haters boo? Oh yeah, you weren't there! Shut up!

    April 23, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. RAL

    I don't know whether to feel sorry for Charlie or those who go to His so called show!!.
    Your $$$ is supporting a Train Wreck ... Charlie is a tragic drug boozing loser whose idea of a good (Winning) life is to be zonked out of his head and playing himself in 2 1/2 Men not too difficult a role ..
    His acting ability and the movies he made are now past history his Winning /losing ways are front & center FOR TOO LONG.. .
    He is delusional if he thinks he is getting his job back after trashing everyone producer writer director of the show and causing the entire cast to lose their jobs.
    He lacks respect for others responsibility for himsel and his family. He thinks trashing everyone who is sober is funny. Those of you who think drugs and booze are funny even when you see what it does to a talented person need to get a life.
    What happened to Charlie is what is happening to our kids and parents everyday it is a real problem and having Charlie go around with his Show making it okay is wrong grow up all of you.

    April 23, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. rowdygal


    April 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sunny

    he's not so yesterday if he's still on tour..........hahahaha, so we have to wait a week or so until the TOUR ends and then what will be your excuse? No job, no "tour", no kids, but lots of child support....Brooke, Denise are WINNING

    April 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. relax

    It was an entertaining show. I agree the Regular guys were the worst part (moby and billy ray cyrus). You guys have to understand this is mostly an act. Charlie is nuts but he is also very smart. I had a good time at the show and Jeff Ross made it hilarious. Museum of coke HA! I am also a college graduate with a full time cooperate job and a functional member of society.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      Just curious, what is a "cooperate job"? as stated in your post....and I believe you when you say Jeff Ross made it hilarious....not too many comments, if any saying charlie made anything hilarious....although he probably had that judge laughing in court yesterday....give custody to you???hahahahhaaaa,he is probably still laughing.

      April 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Audrey

    Charlie Sheen will always be WINNING.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @krissy

    He is so yesterday for most of us. Only the people willing to go see him & waste money on his show (and support his habits) think he's so NOT yesterday. Regardless of yesterday,today, or tomorrow, the guy is a loser!

    April 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Rake

    I loved the show except for wax and steve. I am college educated. Wear no beater shirts. A steady job for over a decade. #winning

    April 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sassie

    Charlie keeps talking about his old show's producers hiring him back. The typical mindset of an addict. Nothing good will happen in his life until he gets out of denial, faces reality and stops the blame game.

    April 22, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  17. twisted

    Hey Charlie drank everyday on set now that he's fired do people really think he'd stop doing his thing Charlie Sheen and Charlie Harper are the same person life imitates art

    April 22, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. Peace

    Wow, we're still hearing about Charlie Sheen? He's so "yesterday".

    April 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Krissy

      He's not so yesterday if he's on TOUR!

      April 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • SinBinPoker

      Peace you are so nothing.

      April 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      The show was a good time and was a cheap night out. I had a lot of fun, I have no odea what these reviewers are talking about. I think the media just wants Charlie to crash and burn, they like dirty laundry. Sheen rocks, millions of dollars, hot girls, touring across the country, ...seriously you people are just jealous. I'd like to live his life for a year, what a blast!

      April 25, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  19. One Toke Over The Line

    This plane crash hasnt hit the ground yet
    but its getting closer.

    April 22, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  20. Lawrence

    I was at the show...for any slugs who say it was bad, either they were not there or they r plants from Chuck Lorre' trying to make Charlie look bad.

    He was honest and awesome, Jeff Ross was incredible. We had motor boating, two chicks from the cheetah , a pregnant chick was said Charlie may be the dad. Winning!!

    April 22, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • MadCityBabe low brow.........I bet you drink Blaatz and sport a stained wife beater..........

      April 22, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Facts

      You are a disgrace to humanity. Who gives their money to a convicted women beater??? Loser.

      April 26, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Candice

    I feel sorry for him.

    April 22, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  22. Chant

    Every idiot who goes see his shoe is responsible for him to drink and buy more drugs.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • J.D.

      After reading your comment, I have to think that you and Charlie must be close friends...

      April 22, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury


      April 22, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  23. Raymond

    Hey chief, thanks for some constructive feedback. Bashing Sheen shows has become so much of a lazy habit, it's fundamentally boring by now. "One audience member was overheard" blah blah blah yawn. I prefer overhearing audience members like you.

    April 22, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Nancy

      Raymond? Go back to TMZ and get off CNN. Sheenies from 'Down Under' need to stay on the gossip sites where they belong!!

      April 22, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  24. Raymond

    Still better question: is my money really hard earned?

    April 22, 2011 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  25. chief

    the show good, it was better than expected.... the only time it reall sucked was when that moron larry waxman amd his idiot sidekick were booed off the stage, and basically they were escorted off....

    April 22, 2011 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  26. Gary

    The better question for the man who asked how he could become famous enough to sell tickets to nothing, is "why did I spend my hard earned money to go to a show about nothing and to support him?"

    April 22, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Turds of Truth

      Charlies Turds of Truth will fill all of your F-in mouths.

      April 22, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina Gobbler

      I would love to party with Charlie and be one of his goddess.

      April 25, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • EllDeau

      @Tina – wow that's really disturbing. Very few women would "love to party with" men who have been arrested, and pleaded guilty to beating/shooting/threatening the lives of their wives, girlfriends, fiancées, etc. You're pretty much a disgrace to women. Fine work.

      April 26, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |

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