After the disaster that was his show in Detroit, Charlie Sheen considered scrapping his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat Is Not an Option" tour and heading home.
"There was a moment on the bus when it was like, we can just keep going, we can drive home," he said in an interview with E! News. Instead, he decided to revamp the show for Chicago.
"We talked about it on the bus coming back," he said. "Then when I got back to the hotel and I wrote, we started writing, just to get some thoughts out, some feelings out, just some stuff that would be interesting, just stories, you know, themes, whatever, just bullet points."
It worked -- kind of. A day after he was booed off stage, in Chicago, Sheen received a standing ovation. The most dramatic switch: going from a stand-up style to an interview format where an emcee -- Joey Scoleri, the tour's co-producer -- asked Sheen questions about his life and career. Sheen also axed the warm up comic and some of the video montages that Detroit show goers booed.
On stage Sunday at the 3,600 seat Chicago Theatre, he smoked cigarettes as he dished about his many marriages and his "goddesses."
"They have not disallowed me everything that makes me happy. Period. The end," Sheen said of girlfriends Bree Olsen and Natalie Kenly.
Sheen also talked about returning to his hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men," but not without first saying the "people who run it are blood suckers," according to TMZ.com.
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Sheen said he would do the show again if they hired him. He also called his former co-star Jon Cryer a "rock star." CBS and Warner Brothers fired Sheen from the show in March following a series of rants and interviews that slammed "Two and a Half Men's" creator, Chuck Lorre.
Sheen didn't confine his rants to his former show. He also called George Clooney a "sexy robot" who has "four moves" and criticized President Obama.
"This phone trying to call the president maybe not a bad prez but try to get him on the phone ... doesn't happen," he said. "Isn't he from here?"
At the end of the Chicago show, Sheen read a poem:
"I stand before you oh captain oh captain to most humbly praise you for this radical ripple this single cast stone in the stagnant puddle that is the known universe," Sheen said. "Your weapon of choice is word play via Dr. Seuss play."
After the performance, audience member Ellen Olson told the Associated Press that she enjoyed Sheen's show.
"I think he interacted with the audience a lot, which made it more funny," she said.
Despite the changes, some audience members were left unsatisfied.
"There were times where I thought it was a little slow and he wasn't making any real point," said one attendee.
While Sheen may be back on the "winning" side with his Chicago show, his debut performance on Saturday was less than stellar.
In Detroit, some audience members left before the show finished as multiple movie montages and a long-winded manifesto from Sheen left the crowd confused. Some fans demanded their money back.
Sheen is scheduled to head to Cleveland, Columbus and New York this week. His 20-city tour is scheduled to end on May 3 in Seattle, Wash.
Despite changes he debuted in Chicago, anticipation for the show in other cities seems to be waning. Today, Entertainment Weekly reported that the resale value of tickets on sites like StubHub.com is dropping fast. Last week, tickets for Sheen's first New York City show were going for as much as $150. Today, they can be had for closer to $50.
ABC News' Andrea Canning, Justin Weaver and the Associated Press contributed to this report.