Make us your home page
Instagram

WWE star Mick Foley's new career: standup comedy

Wrestler Mick Foley attends the “Fool’s Day” Shorts Program during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Getty Images

Wrestler Mick Foley attends the “Fool’s Day” Shorts Program during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

WWE superstar Mick Foley's new career in standup comedy is off to a rousing start: His one-night-only show at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa tonight is sold out. Apparently, getting into the WWE Hall of Fame is funnier than we thought. Foley has a strikingly diverse resume that includes stints as a children's author, voice actor, radio host and he's even making an appearance today at the Santa Claus convention that's in town. But clearly his WWE fame means this rookie comedian has a built-in following.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

WWE star Mick Foley's new career: standup comedy 05/13/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:20pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Cridlin: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington had a wail that stood apart

    Music & Concerts

    For all the old-timers' talk about how they don't make singers like they used to, about how rock vocalists of the 21st century can't hold a candle to the frontmen of yesteryear, here's a fact no hater could deny:

    Chester Bennington could flat-out wail.

    Chester Bennington of Linkin Park  performs at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa for the 2014 Carnivores Tour. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Ready to go it alone? Tips for easing into solo travel

    Travel

    Since 2012, Kristin Addis has been traveling the world. More often than not, she's solo.

    Travel author Kristin Addis takes soloness to another level at Dead Horse State Park in Utah. Before you book an international trip, try starting small to test the waters.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 21

    Events

    Taking Back Sunday: The emo heroes will be joined by Every Time I Die and Modern Chemistry. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $26.50. (727) 565-0550. Afterward, guitarist and co-lead vocalist John Nolan performs a DJ set at 10 p.m., The Bends, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free.

    Taking Back Sunday, performing in St. Petersburg this weekend. Credit: Reybee, Inc.
  4. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 16: An evening of wine and song transcends all language barriers for these travelers

    Travel

    Day 16: Castrojeriz to Villarmentero de Campos: 35 km, 10.5 hours. Total for Days 1-16 = 360 km (224 miles)

  5. Artist exchange creates Tampa-Havana friendships

    Visual Arts

    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — Bad weather rocked the Southwest Airlines flight from Havana to Tampa.

    Marian Valdes of Havana, Cuba, who is a resident artist through the Tempus Projects artist exchange program, stands for a portrait at the non-profit art space in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, July 17, 2017. Valdes has an upcoming exhibit titled “Addicted Involution.”