Chicago Sun Times - Tyson has never fought professionally in Chicago, but the former multiple-time world champion will finally be performing here. “Iron” Mike is taking his one-man stage show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for three shows Feb. 15-17. The three performances run during a 10-week national tour, which starts Feb. 12 in Indianapolis. The show, which originally debuted in Las Vegas and had a run on Broadway, is directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife, Kiki.
“In the beginning, she painted me too soft,” Tyson said. “I told her ‘this is not me. This is not the man you fell in love with. Just like we have to be honest with one another to make a great relationship, we have to be honest with the audience to make a great story. They already know the story. You can’t fool them’.” Kiki said she originally omitted some of the older, more painful material, but her husband talked her into keeping it all. “Originally I didn’t put the Robin [Givens] story in,” Kiki said. “My natural inclination was to protect him. But he said that if this is truly going to be ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,’ we have to talk about Robin. He was right.”
Thrilled about this. Absolutely thrilled. Tyson’s one of those dudes who could be telling you his recipe for banana bread or about that time he tried to put his dick in the jet stream at the town swimming pool and it’d still be worth $50 because all the blithering non-sense he spews out of his mouth is just that entertaining. Dude is absolutely hilarious.
I just wonder if he’s gonna mix it up between the one-man narrative stuff and some of the classics ya know? Some of the greatest hits of his career. Like do a serious talk about the Robin Givens episode and then when the crowd is a little restless just launch into an epic “I’ll fuck you till you love me faggot” space jam or a quick “Can I at least get a blow job?” solo. It’s like how the Stones still tour with their new songs but they also kick it with some “Satisfaction” and “Gimmie Shelter” so everyone goes home happy. Same thing here. I’m just hoping Mike knows his bread and butter when he’s up there.