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Charlie Sheen once again rebounded from criticism Saturday night, scoring audience support during the sixth stop of his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option Tour at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut.
During the hour-long affair, he riled the audience up with talk about UCONN’s recent NCAA tournament title, encouraged fans to smoke pot, took off his shirt and called his disastrous Friday show in New York City an “embarrassment.”
He briefly discussed Two and a Half Men during his Q&A session, claiming Warner Bros. fired him for “having too much fun.”
The crowd was largely receptive, though Sheen hit a few speed bumps early on in the show, when fans unimpressed by Sheen’s answers began walking out.
Hartford Courant critic Roger Catlin noted on Twitter, “Thirty minutes on, with it obvious he has no material, the exodus begins from the balcony. #Losing”
However, thanks to Sheen’s persistence, the tide eventually turned in his favor. Instead of getting defensive, he went along with the unusual questions the crowd asked — which included questions about bacon and masturbation — and mentioned to the moderator that this was their best show yet.
“Let’s bring these people to Radio Shitty Music Hall tomorrow night and have a f**king party,” Sheen declared.
The show’s most memorable moment happened when Sheen retrieved an audience member who had been kicked out by security and brought him on stage to play the “Charlie Sheen blues” with his harmonica.
Catlin tweeted after the fact, “Random dude invited on stage to play harmonica. It’s the only flash of talent on stage all night. #Sheen”
At the end of the night, Sheen received another standing ovation with cries for an encore and chants of “F**K NYC” from the crowd.
Sheen is set to return to the Radio City Music Hall Sunday for his second New York City show.
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