The following press release has been issued:
Eros Comedy presents
Friday 24th February/Saturday 25th February – The Leicester Square Theatre, London
Tour Website: WWW.MickFoleyStandUp.Co.UK
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 past year Mick made his eagerly anticipated UK stand-up comedy debut with his Nights In Red Flannel 2011 tour, selling our theatres and comedy clubs across England and Scotland. Nearly three thousand fans saw Mick perform and took advantage of the chance to meet one of their heroesin person. Such was the success of the 2011 tour that fans were clamouring for his return immediately.
Due to Mick's recent return to WWE, the worldwide leader in sports entertainment, he will be unable to dedicate the time he would like to comedy in the coming years. Because of this the 2012 Nights In Red Flannel return tour will be his last international comedy tour for the foreseeable future. This may indeed be his fans' last chance to see him in such cosy, intimate venues before the vast arenas of WWE spirit him away. When audiences left his recent shows they were absolutely buzzing, excited to have been part of such a funny and memorable show.
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 which 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.
Mick Foley's Website: http://mickfoley.typepad.com/
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