Mick Foley Says He's Hoping to Get Some Laughs at Jericho's Expense at Next Comedy Show
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.27.2014
It's in Winnipeg...
- Mick Foley recently spoke with the Winnipeg Sun about his upcoming comedy tour stop in the city next month. Check out the highlights:
On the show: "It's more of a one-man show with stories from my career, so it's not the giant preposterous leap that it might seem like. It's really a natural extension from me being a storyteller in the ring, to a storyteller on the written page, to being a storyteller on stage."
On his comedy show being different than stand-up: "People in Winnipeg can rest assured that I will not be in a bad bow-tie telling one-liners. Don't get me wrong, the stories are funny and other comics who watch my show say storytelling is a form of stand-up, but it's an image that I dread of the guy saying 'Hey, how about this weather?' That's not what I do."
On the upcoming Winnipeg show: "I'll be trying harder in Winnipeg because I want people to like me more than they like (hometown wrestling hero Chris) Jericho by the time the night is over. I can almost guarantee I'll surpass their expectations. I'll ask my friends in Winnipeg to kind of take it easy on the strong Canadian beer. My show is best enjoyed with one or two beverages, not a slew of them ... there are stories that require listening. They're not jokes. There is some depth to some of the stories."
On enjoying the less phyiscal work: "I'm moving a little slowly and that's why I found this way of connecting with fans and getting the same reactions I loved as a wrestler without getting hurt. A couple of nights ago, I got off the stage in Detroit and I felt like I used to feel emotionally after a really good pay-per-view show."
On wanting to get some laughs at Jericho's expense: "He and I have a very friendly rivalry. I never once defeated him during my career -- a fact he made obvious dozens of times during the course of his last book, so I have to win moral victories on stage over him."