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Big G
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Since: 21.8.03
From: the people who brought you Steel Magnolias....

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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
So, through the week this came across my desk: http://www.livenation.com.au/​​artist/​​mick-​​foley-​​and-​​brendon-​​burns-​​tickets?​​c=mickfoley_​​141012

    Originally posted by press release blurb

    Mick Foley, the hardcore legend, three time WWE heavyweight champion and multiple New York Times bestseller has finally taken to the stand-up stage. Alongside him, Edinburgh-award-winning comic, Brendon Burns, hardcore legend of the international comedy scene, is finally coming out as a lifelong wrestling obsessive.

    Live Nation proudly announces the mash-up to end all mash-ups as these two preposterous, outrageous sub-cultures collide in a heady mix of sweat socks, cheap pops and nostalgia, from the only men in the World that could kill for an hour and a half with stories about wrestling.



Mick Foley has a stand up show where he and a comedian share wrestling anecdotes for an hour and a half in front of a live audience?

Given that I live in the technological and entertainment third world, has anybody here come across it before?

You know, 10 years ago I probably would have fallen over myself to go to this. These days I'll probably give it a miss.

Do people have any opinions on it?

(edited by Big G on 14.10.12 0136)
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.37
    Originally posted by Big G
    So, through the week this came across my desk: http://www.livenation.com.au/​​​artist/​​​mick-​​​foley-​​​and-​​​brendon-​​​burns-​​​tickets?​​​c=mickfoley_​​​141012

      Originally posted by press release blurb

      Mick Foley, the hardcore legend, three time WWE heavyweight champion and multiple New York Times bestseller has finally taken to the stand-up stage. Alongside him, Edinburgh-award-winning comic, Brendon Burns, hardcore legend of the international comedy scene, is finally coming out as a lifelong wrestling obsessive.

      Live Nation proudly announces the mash-up to end all mash-ups as these two preposterous, outrageous sub-cultures collide in a heady mix of sweat socks, cheap pops and nostalgia, from the only men in the World that could kill for an hour and a half with stories about wrestling.



    Mick Foley has a stand up show where he and a comedian share wrestling anecdotes for an hour and a half in front of a live audience?

    Given that I live in the technological and entertainment third world, has anybody here come across it before?

    You know, 10 years ago I probably would have fallen over myself to go to this. These days I'll probably give it a miss.

    Do people have any opinions on it?

    (edited by Big G on 14.10.12 0136)

I saw a version of this at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (massive annual comedy festival in Scotland) back in August. Burns was the opening act for Foley then rather than it being a joint show though. I'd say it's a smart move on Foley's part bringing Burns into the main show because his set was by far the funniest part of the night, whereas Foley's show was more Mick telling wrestling anecdotes than the comedy show it was billed as. Burns is a huge fan of wrestling and Foley fan so at the very least if you are (or were, as seems to be the case more and more thesedays) a fan of Foley it's probably worth checking out. Definitely not a must-see based on what I saw though.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
Mick has been doing this for a while. My friends & I saw him in a small bar in PA earlier this year. He was co-headlining with Rev. Bob Levy of Howard Stern "fame" and the tickets weren't expensive, plus you could go to a meet+greet beforehand. As Mick has said in a few interviews, he's seen fans who would rather pay $40 and stand in line for 2 hours to get his autograph, but not pay $20 to go to his comedy show and probably get more time with him at that. It was a fun time, Mick doesn't tell Jokes per se as much as humorous stories from his career/life.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67
I saw this at Just For Laughs in Montreal. (Got a free ticket from the organizers for doing some work for them getting the word out to wrestling fans.)

Brandon Burns was very funny. His set was also written to include a lot of wrestling references including a very funny story about how he heckled The Great Khali at a London show until Khali lost it and broke character.

After his set, he stuck around to anti-heckle any Foley hecklers from the bar which was also very funny in a "Don't make me come back there" way.

Mick was good. From what I have heard from wrestlers who had seen his stuff (Steen, Generico, Colt Cabana, others) when they were wrestling in the same city he was doing stand-up in, Mick was good at telling stories, less good at putting that together into a coherent set.

I don't know if he had a really good night or if he is improving, but his set was really, really good. He is much better at telling long, funny stories than he is telling jokes, but he did peper in some smaller jokes and he was able to do call backs to funny lines that were natural and built humour and create a connection between the stories.

Most of the stories I remembered from his writing. He told the Al Snow dick suplex story (which happened in Montreal), the Hell in the Cell story, the TNA motor-boating story, the Edge hardcore match/Tori Amos story (amongst others but that is what I remember.)

I would say if you have a chance to see the show go check it out. At the very least Burns is very funny and this is the only show where you are likely to see him tell wrestling jokes.



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Since: 21.8.03
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
Thanks for the info guys, appreciate it! If this were a Stack Exchange site, I'd upvote all your answers!

The ticket pricing was released today, and it's $80AUD including a meet and greet or $60AUD for a regular ticket. So I dunno, it's kinda tripping my economic value center. I reckon that's a bit strong. It's at the Athenaeum which I guess is expensive to house a show. It's a 1000 seat theatre so it won't exactly be 'intimate'.

I might hold out and see if any cheap seats pop up just prior to the show.

Cheers for the help!
dwaters
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.19
A Mick Foley / Roddy Piper comedy show has been announced for Schaumburg, IL. That could be entertaining.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
    Originally posted by dwaters
    A Mick Foley / Roddy Piper comedy show has been announced for Schaumburg, IL. That could be entertaining.




...or a train wreck.

But it will still be entertaining.





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