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Apr042011

Charlie Sheen Turns Jeers to Cheers at Chicago Show

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(CHICAGO) -- A day after he was booed off stage, actor Charlie Sheen received a standing ovation after making dramatic changes to the Chicago performance of his live My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option show Sunday.

The switch to an interview-style format where an emcee asked Sheen questions about his life and career received a better reception among audience members -- a sharp contrast to the Detroit show the night before.  This time, Sheen focused on telling stories and eliminated the opening act that featured a comedian when he took the stage at the 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre.

Before the show, Sheen tweeted, "hello windy city..!!! Thank you for the HERO's welcome!! I'll bring it... c."

On stage, he smoked cigarettes as he talked about his many marriages and his "goddesses."

"They have not disallowed me everything that makes me happy.  Period.  The end," Sheen said of his goddesses.

Sheen also talked about returning to his hit CBS show Two and a Half Men but not without first saying the "people who run it are blood suckers," according to the website TMZ.  But Sheen said he would do the show again if they hired him, and he also called his former co-star Jon Cryer a "rock star."

Warner Bros. fired Sheen from the show in March following a series of rants and interviews that slammed series creator Chuck Lorre.

Besides his rants about his former sitcom, no one was off limits in the two-hour show including President Obama.

"This phone trying to call the president maybe not a bad prez but try to get him on the phone...doesn't happen," he said.  "Isn't he from here?"

Sheen even talked about actor George Clooney being a "sexy robot" who has "four moves."

At the end of the Chicago show, Sheen read a poem:

"I stand before you oh captain oh captain to most humbly praise you for this radical ripple this single cast stone in the stagnant puddle that is the known universe," Sheen said.  "Your weapon of choice is word play via Dr. Seuss play."

While it looks like Sheen may be back on the "winning" side with his Chicago show, his debut show performance on Saturday was less than stellar.  In Detroit, some audience members left before the show finished as parts of the show left watchers confused and fans demanded their money back.

But unlike his Detroit show, the Chicago crowd stayed until the end.

Sheen is scheduled to head to Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio and New York this week.  His 20-city tour ends on May 3 in Seattle, Washington according to his website.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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