According to Digital Spy, the actor, who announced on Friday that he would be hitting the road for a theatre tour entitled Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth, has posted on his website that that $1 from each ticket sale would go to the Red Cross Japanese earthquake relief fund.
He tweeted: ‘Curveball; Warlock edict; pain & devastation in Japan demands us all to dig deep & LOVE THEM VIOLENTLY Dogspeed my cadres of the Far East! (sic).’
Despite only two dates being announced so far, both shows sold out in a record-breaking 18 minutes on Ticketmaster.
Meanwhile, another comedian offering his support is Jimmy Kimmel. The talk show host, who was in Bora Bora with his girlfriend when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, was forced to evacuate to higher ground when an impending storm threatened to flood the island, according to popeater.com.
Now, the late-night host is sharing his evacuation story in piece for The Huffington Post titled 'A Dramatic Story, at the End of Which Nothing Happens,' and urging his fans to donate to the American Red Cross.
“We were and are very lucky, almost shamefully so,” Jimmy says.
“The minor scare I experienced gave me a glimpse of the intense horror Japan is still experiencing. Help them if you can. Give to the American Red Cross here and send your good wishes and prayers Japan’s way.
"Sincerest thanks those who sent their wishes and prayers my way and to my daughter Katie, who gave news of our safe return a ‘like’ on Facebook.”
Meanwhile, one comedian who is drawing attention to the plight in Japan for all the wrong reasons is Gilbert Gottfried, who recently came under fire for grossly insensitive tweets lampooning Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims, as reported by cnbc.com.
Gottfried tweeted a dozen jokes over the weekend all making light of the natural disaster that officials believe has killed thousands. He has since been fired by Aflac, for whom he provided the voice for the insurance company’s famous duck mascot.
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