Mick Foley: Stand Up UK Comedy Tour 2011
Iconic professional wrestler and New York Times best-selling author in his UK stand-up comedy debut.
Sunday 6th November – Highlight Comedy Club, Glasgow
Wednesday 9th November – The Dancehouse, Manchester
Thursday 10th November – The Glee Club?, Nottingham
Friday 11th November – The Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Saturday 12th November – The Leicester Square Theatre, London
Tour Website: WWW.MickFoleyStandUp.Co.UK
Tour Twitter Feed: @FoleyStandUpUK
Tour Facebook Page: WWW.Facebook.com/FoleyStandUpUK
He's a former WWE champion, a hardcore legend and a New York Times best-selling author. He's a globetrotting athlete and entertainer that has bled and sweated for hundreds of thousands of fans all across the world. Now Mick Foley has exchanged the world of headlocks, steel chairs and punches for the world of stories, banter and punch-lines. Universally acclaimed as one of the most entertaining talkers in professional wrestling, Mick has decided to unleash his verbal talents on the world of stand-up comedy. With his unique combination of wit and easy-going, understated charm he's sure to enthrall fans old and new from behind the microphone.
Mick made his debut as a stand-up comic in 2009 at the world famous Improv in Los Angeles, California. Since then he's shared his anecdotes and observations with audiences across the length and breadth of America. In November of this year Mick will make his eagerly anticipated UK stand-up comedy debut, something that his British fans have been clamouring for the last two years. The four-date tour will stop off in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle Upon Tyne and London, four cities that Mick knows very well from his years of touring with WWE, WCW and TNA. Always an immensely popular performer during European tours, he's sure to be welcomed with open arms.
As a professional wrestler, Mick Foley has a resume that is almost unparalleled in the industry. Since his debut in 1985 Mick has worked alongside and opposite a veritable who's who of the wrestling business; Hulk Hogan?, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are among his contemporaries. Mick's comedic talents were famously showcased during a TV segment with "The Rock" on WWE's Monday Night Raw? programme in 1999 that attracted an audience record that stands to this day. The former King Of The Death Match is also revered for his dramatic, shocking and physically gruelling matches. His infamous 1998 Hell In A Cell bout with WWE icon The Undertaker is one of the most watched and discussed contests of all time. His ability to shift between light-hearted hilarity and ice-cold intensity has made Mick one of the most fascinating characters in wrestling. This can be seen in Barry Blaustein's feature documentary, "Beyond The Mat" which features Mick heavily.
Mick's track record outside the ring is impressive enough in its own right. His autobiography, "Have A Nice Day: A Tale Of Blood & Sweatsocks", shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list upon its release in 1999. Hugely successful and critically acclaimed, it appealed to wrestling-fans and non wrestling-fans alike. His TV credits include shows as diverse as Robot Wars, Boy Meets World and Jon Stewart?'s Daily Show?. Away from the spotlight Mick is an advocate and volunteer for RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, devotes time to numerous charitable causes yet still finds time to indulge his passion for theme parks, Halloween and Tori Amos?.
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