In Connecticut, Sheen Back to 'Winning'

He scores a standing ovation as crowd chants, 'F*** NYC!'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2011 9:44 AM CDT
Charlie Sheen appears onstage at his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” show, but not the one in Connecticut.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

(Newser) – A pattern is emerging on Charlie Sheen’s My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option tour: Crash and burn at one show only to “win” at the next. He did it once again this weekend, scoring a standing ovation at Connecticut’s Oakdale Theatre last night after a disastrous show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall Friday. Some highlights from the Hollywood Reporter: Sheen encouraged the audience to smoke marijuana, answered questions from the crowd about bacon and masturbation, removed his shirt, and at one point retrieved a man security had kicked out … and had him play a harmonica on stage.

Hartford Courant critic Roger Catlin, however, was not impressed. Sheen and his interviewer “had nothing prepared and nothing really to offer but catchphrases that had already sounded a bit dated (and ‘Winning!’ started to sound an awful lot like its opposite),” he writes, contending that the show was just as bad as if not worse than Radio City’s: “The difference is that the Connecticut crowd cheered his every boorish declaration instead of booing it.” Sheen is back at Radio City Music Hall tonight—or, as he referred to it during his Connecticut show, “Radio Sh**ty Music Hall.” Click to catch up on his tour stops so far.

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