There was nothing "winning" about Charlie Sheen's one-man show in New York Friday night.
The hard-partying actor took to the stage of Radio City Music Hall as part of his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour to deliver an hour-long profanity-laden ramble that was vaguely coherent at best and sordid and self-indulgent at worst.
Sheen, 45, sauntered onto the stage 35 minutes late to a standing ovation from a raucous and optimistic crowd that cheered and shouted, "I love you, Charlie."
Barely an hour later, the same audience filtered out of the famed Sixth Ave. venue baffled by the actor's performance and questioning why they had parted with their hard-earned cash.
Charlie Sheen left the stage 30 minutes early at his show in New York on Friday night after audience members heckled him throughout the performance.
The former Two and a Half Men star is currently travelling the U.S. with his My Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option tour.
The performances have received mixed reactions from audiences, and the crowd at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall was less than impressed with Sheen, according to TMZ.com.
During the show, Sheen received boos from the audience after declaring he had quit drugs. The actor went on to fuel his public war of words with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre by daring the TV boss to join him onstage at the venue on Sunday. He said, "(Let's) work this s**t out. Of course I want my job back man!"
The show wasn't amusing, not even for the drunk frat boy set, and for every cheer he received there were many more disgruntled fans boo-ing him. Eric Stangel of The Late Show with David Letterman was on hand, and recapped it pretty well by saying, "he had the crowd, he lost the crowd, he ripped off the crowd." The show was simply Sheen sitting there drinking red Gatorade (Tiger's Blood? Vodka Crans?), chain smoking, spewing his catch phrases, and trying to tell stories that might engage the audience