The following is an excerpt of a live report from Rob Van Dam’s stand-up comedy act from Universal City, California earlier this week:
Rob hit the stage at 12:20 to close out the show wearing a shirt that said "I am more famous than you are." The crowd gave him a big response and he kicked things off with the Rob Van Dam laid back sort of delivery you would expect from this marijuana enthusiast. He obviously has the charisma and star power that many are lacking and he commanded the stage in his own unique way.
Van Dam compared himself to a Duck Billed Platypus, totally unique, but comfortable in his own skin. Over the course of his 15 minute set, he talked about his famous marijuana arrest that cost him the WWE and ECW heavyweight championships, as well as several other run ins with the law that weren’t as well known. He didn’t talk about wrestling outside of that, there was no mention of TNA.
Rob did a series of jokes about being honest to your kids, Santa Claus, marijuana, cigarettes, Michael Phelps, Geraldo and even kidded about how pissed off all the comedians were that "some wrestler" was headlining the show and joked that if he had more time he would have beaten them all down before heading to the stage. His beautiful wife Sonya was in attendance filming the show and joked that it was being filmed for…..youtube, if people around here get that channel.
Check out the complete recap at ProWrestling.net.
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