Charlie Sheen tells Chicago crowd he'd like to return to work on 'Two and a Half Men'
If, and only if, his former bosses ask nicely.
The fired sitcom star performed the second stop in his live tour in Chicago on Sunday night, where he found a better reception than the disastrous premiere in Detroit the previous night.
"If they say, 'Here's your job back, I'll go back to work,' " Sheen told his Chicago fans from the stage.
"I think it's a great ... show," he added. But "they didn't give a ... that I was hammered for eight years: money, ratings, money, ratings."
Given Sheen's well-publicized problems with hard partying, it might not have been a good idea to speak of being hammered for eight years. And his aside ignored the fact that he'd spent the last few weeks ridiculing both the show and his bosses. Sheen has about as much chance of being rehired, nicely or not, as his former costar Jon Cryer does of winning the Mr. Universe bodybuilding championship.
But at least Sheen has figured out a way to stop the booing.
Show Trackers, what do you think of Sheen's latest turn as a live performer?
-- Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)
Photo: Charlie Sheen arrives at a Chicago nightclub on Sunday. Credit: Scott Strazzante / MCT