Former WWE wrestler Mick Foley, known as Mankind, will perform his stand-up comedy act at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 10-11 at Jackie Knight’s Comedy Club at Gypsy Cab’s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine.
Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 904-461-8843. See more about the comedy club online atÂ thegypsycomedyclub.com.
He will be selling his merchandise after the show, and will sign autographs.
“This is a wrestling fans dream! He’s a living legend, and he was on Wife Swap, ” said Jackie Knight. “It’s a very nice, clean show.”
His bio from www.realmickfoley.com:
Mick Foley is a legendary professional wrestler, turned multi-time best-selling author , turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer.
One of the cornerstones of WWEâ€™s meteoric rise in the late 90â€™s, Mick Foley earned the nickname â€˜The Hardcore Legendâ€™ for his ability to absorb seemingly inhuman punishment in some of the most dramatic matches in sports-entertainment history. Already a respected veteran for his 11 physically punishing years wrestling under the name Cactus Jack, Foleyâ€™s career soared to new heights in WWE as â€˜Mankindâ€™, a character Foley claimed was inspired by a combination of reading â€˜Mary Shellyâ€™s Frankensteinâ€™ and listening tothe music of Tori Amos.
As Cactus Jack, Foley won the 1995 â€˜King of the Deathmatchâ€™ tournament in Yokohama, Japan, and continued wrestling, despite the amputation of his right ear, in a match against Vader in Munich, Germany in 1994. As Mankind, Foley was a 3-time WWE Champion, but is best known for his epic and brutal battle with The Undertaker in 1998â€™s â€˜Hell in a Cellâ€™ match, during which he was knocked unconscious after falls both off of and through the 16 foot Cell structure. Despite the injury, Foley finished the match â€“ with one of his front teeth lodged in his nose.
With retirement looming as a result of that physically demanding style, Foley penned his own memoir, â€˜Have a Nice Dayâ€™ without the aid of a ghost-writer â€“ writing 200,000 words in longhand in 50 days. The book showcased Foleyâ€™s paradoxical blend of wit and wisdom, wildness and warmth, and shocked the literary world by hitting number one on The New York Times best-seller list in October, 1999. The book remained on the Times list for twenty six weeks. A follow-up, 2001â€™s â€˜Foley is Goodâ€™ hit number one on The New York Times list as well. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four childrenâ€™s books and two novels.
After speaking at some of the United Stated most respected colleges and universities â€“ including MIT, Syracuse University, Notre Dame and The University of Miami, Foley decided to take his verbal skills to the stand-up comedy stage in 2009. 2012 saw Foley earn rave reviews for his comedy sets at â€˜Just for Laughsâ€™ in Montreal, and the â€˜Edinburgh (UK) Fringe Festâ€™ â€“ the two largest comedy festivals in the world. He is currently represented by Innovative Artists.
Foleyâ€™s acting credentials include â€™30 Rockâ€™, â€˜Warren the Apeâ€™, Now and Againâ€™, â€˜G vs Eâ€™ and â€˜Boy Meets Worldâ€™ and he was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary â€˜Beyond the Matâ€™ He has done voice work on â€˜Squidbilliesâ€™ â€˜Celebrity Death Matchâ€™ and â€˜Avatar: the Last Airbenderâ€™ and was featured in a 2012 episode of â€˜Celebrity Wife Swapâ€™. His list of guest appearances include â€˜The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, â€˜The Late Show with Jay Lenoâ€™, â€˜Late Night with Conan Oâ€™Brienâ€™, â€˜Who Wants to be a Millionaireâ€™, â€˜Good Morning Americaâ€™, â€˜Family Feudâ€™ â€˜Redeyeâ€™, â€˜Larry King Liveâ€™ and several appearances on â€˜Todayâ€™. He was featured in a 2010 story on â€˜ABCâ€™s World News Tonightâ€™ for his work as an online volunteer with RAINN, the nationâ€™s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Foley was also recognized for his work with RAINN at 2010â€™s â€˜Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fearâ€™ â€“ where he was awarded a Medal of Reasonablenessâ€™ from Jon Stewart.
Foley lives with his wife and four children on Long Island. His latest book, â€˜A Most Mizerable Christmasâ€™ will be published in October, 2012 by DK Books. The Foleyâ€™s have sponsored children with Child-Fund International for twenty years.