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Charlie Sheen's stage show fares much better in Chicago

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Charlie Sheen is travelling on Monday, but word is his Chicago show Sunday was way better than his Detroit show on Saturday. It's not like it could get much worse than being booed off the stage by people demanding refunds, but a standing ovation is nice.

After reports said irate fans practically rioted during his inaugural stop on his Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour in Detroit, Windy City fans seemed much more forgiving. Maybe it was because he changed the format from ill-conceived ranting to a Q&A with an unknown assistant -- even though he didn't answer some of the guy's questions, the Hollywood Reporter notes.

He did rag on Chuck Lorre, exchange shirts with a fat audience member and take credit for discovering the Internet and crack on the same night, then giving Al Gore credit for both. Perhaps the funniest line of the night, however, came from Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Richard Roeper's radio cohort, Roe Conn, who described the crowd at the 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre as "a cross between a Sigma Chi Spring Formal at 2am and the 'C' boarding section at Southwest Airlines."

Now that's funny. Can't wait to see what Chuckwagon comes up with for his St. Pete Times Forum show on April 22, but he has to get through Cleveland Tuesday night, though we all know Clevelanders will probably love that one guy who was "Wild Thing" in Major League.

[Photo: Chuck in Detroit, before it really went south. AP]

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[Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2011 3:21pm]

    

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