Charlie Sheen's Houston Show: 'Filthy, Dirty and Hilarious'
Charlie Sheen regained his mojo in Houston on Tuesday night.
The actor resumed his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour in the Lone Star State, where he was a hit with the audience, according to the Houston Chronicle.
"He was self-effacing, outrageous, filthy dirty and hilarious," the paper's Ken Hoffman wrote. "I know, I know; the whole thing was surprising. Whatever you've heard about half-filled audiences walking out on Sheen in other cities, it didn't happen in Houston. He had the wild crowd in his palms -- they loved him."
Sheen took the stage at Houston's Verizon Wireless Theater in a Houston Astros jersey, which he gave away to a female ticketholder celebrating her birthday. Underneath that, he wore a University of Houston jersey, which also gave to someone in the audience. (He was wearing a T-shirt that said "Duh! Winning" underneath that; attendees could purchase the shirt in the lobby for $30.)
According to the Chronicle, Sheen spent 45 minutes talking about his ex-wives, his former job on Two and a Half Men and his former drug habits.
"It was like paying $100 to watch an AA meeting -- only funny," Hoffman wrote.
He also talked about running for president, saying some polls put him ahead of Sarah Palin and President Obama. "Hey, at least I was born here," said Sheen, who recently revealed himself to be a "birther."
Roastmaster Jeffrey Ross -- who has been praised as the only good thing about some of Sheen's previous shows -- again was present on this stop of the tour. Among his quips:
"If this is winning, this must not be a custody hearing."
"Charlie was disappointed when he got to Texas. He thought it was the Porn Star State."
"This is pretty tricky. How do you roast a meltdown?"