Prepare your mind tools, all you people who bought out his shows in under 10 minutes. We've got some intel on what will actually be happening during the My Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour, hosted by none other than Charlie Sheen.
You're already got your tickets to the show, one of the people you really need to thank for your upcoming journey into the mind of Sheen is Live Nation executive and tour coproducer Joey Scoleri. Joey's working diligently to get this show off the ground next month and he's sharing with the world exactly what they can expect from the Vatican rock-star assassin during his shows. Joey explains:
"Charlie has definite ideas on what the show is going to be and it comes down to the fact that he is an entertainer, so it will be entertaining… First and foremost he's an actor and a performer and the funniest guy in America right now, so the show he is working on right now will be largely spoken word, but having heard some of the monologues he is working on right now, it goes from hysterically funny to dark to very thought provoking. He is a truth seeker, that's his thing Right now he wants people to hear the truth and see the truth and I think that's why he has been as open as he has been about his life. He's not a liar, I actually consider him the most honest man in America. Now, you may not agree with what you see, but he is being honest."
Yes, honesty is good…and honestly, we think he is NUTS! But hey, you all seem to love him, so we won't argue. What we will do is give you some more info on how this tour will play out. First, no two shows will be alike. As Charlie isn't having any writers working on this show, what each city will see is a fresh batch of Charlie on whatever whim he happens to be on.
With so much improvising, "audience participation" will be utilized and welcomed in the show, to some capacity. The show is expected to run no shorter than an hour and ten minutes, but whether it goes longer is entirely up to Charlie. As for what the format will be, Joey explains:
"There will be some multimedia, but largely just him and a microphone and he's going to talk, and having heard some of the stuff he is going to say, people are going to be pleasantly surprised. There will be some things that are shocking and provoking, but you're going to laugh…There will be some video presentation. There is so much content out there about Charlie Sheen that has been user-generated, fan-generated, media-generated. There is a ton of stuff that will help provide context for the show. We don't know exactly what it is yet, we're still working on it."
Let's hope this turns out to be worth it for those people who shelled out all the money for it. We have faith that Charlie will bring his, um, unique sensibility for sure…we're not so sure he'll show up to begin with!
Just saying! One night, he's too tired or he gets over it and its all over! Just saying!