Charlie Sheen Discusses Custody Battle at Washington, D.C. Show

9:04 PM PST 04/19/2011 by THR staff
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He also jokes about running for president, saying it's "something I'd have to consider because I don't know how a custody fight would work with half a f--king first family."

Charlie Sheen had a rough day Tuesday.

First, a judge in Los Angeles denied his request for full custody of his 2-year-old twin sons, Bob and Max, with Brooke Mueller.

Then the crowd at the Washington, D.C., stop on his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour delivered catcalls during the show, according to The Washington Post's Dan Zak, who live-tweeted the performance.

And many others went so far as to walk out of the show, TMZ reported.

As with his show in Mashantucket, Conn., on Sunday night, the highest praise seemed to be for roast master Jeffrey Ross, who joined the tour over the weekend.

"Crowd reaction to Sheen veered wildly -- but mostly catcalls, impatient screaming," Zak tweeted. "Biggest laughs for roaster Jeff Ross."

Early on, Sheen addressed the day's events.

"Hope you had a better f---ing day than I did," he said, according to Zak. "That's all right. My day became perfect thanks to you people."

But it didn't stay that way for long.

At the start of the show, Zak noted that the audience was "drunkish, sparse." As the Jaws theme played, "catcalls abound," and Sheen took the stage in a Washington Nationals jersey.

At one point, Sheen was recounting his first meeting with Marlon Brando, and one ticketholder interrupted to implore, "Say something weird!"

The crowd also didn't seem to like Sheen's interviewer, local radio host Tommy Griffiths, who also was the target of catcalls.

"'Geez, everybody hates everything,' Sheen says as restive crowd catcalls nearly every line of his or his radio host interviewer," Zak wrote.

Griffiths ultimately left the stage amid "thunderous boos."

Politico also reported that Sheen joked about running for president. "For starters, I was f—king born here, how about that? And I got proof! Nothing photoshopped about my birth certificate."

But a run is "something I'd have to consider because I don't know how a custody fight would work with half a f--king first family."

Zak noted that the venue reached its highest capacity at about 75-80 percent full.

Among those spotted in the audience were Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who became famous after they were accused of crashing a White House party in 2009. They then went on to co-star in Bravo's now-canceled The Real Housewives of D.C.

Earlier Tuesday, it was announced that the show would start an hour later than originally scheduled -- at 9 p.m. -- due to Sheen's appearance in court that day.

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