WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was recently interviewed by Democrat & Chronicle about his ongoing comedy tour and the substance of the shows ahead of an upcoming performance.
In the piece, Foley talks about how most of the public speaking ventures began in the late ’90s following the publication of his memoirs. Foley said:
“I found I really enjoyed gravitating to the humorous stories while still trying to have some kind of a substance to the overall message, because I was in collegiate setting.”
He also mentioned how it is not standard standup comedy that he is performing, but more so storytelling.
“It’s not a vast departure from telling funny stories on a page,” Foley adds. “The same skills that went into making the pages come alive are the same that make the show onstage come alive.”
Foley also discussed how performing out on stage has helped him move on in life past the squared circle.
“I don’t really miss it because I have these shows that fill that void … and I can kind of come back any time I want to. I was just on the stage in front of 15,000 people a couple weeks ago. And honestly, it was no more gratifying than being on the stage in front of a couple hundred people in a club,” he says.
The entire interview can be found here.
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