The performances will conclude with a question-and-answer session, and while Foley's hard-core wrestling fan base constitutes a large chunk of his audience, he hopes to win over newbies for whom the word "mankind" has nothing to do with mental-ward masks and mandible-claw finishing moves.

"Usually it's a spouse or significant other tagging along in a great display of love or dedication, and they will almost always go out of their way to tell me how much they enjoyed it and how they didn't know what to expect," Foley says. "One of the most important things for me is to create a nonthreatening atmosphere for a nonfan. I'm not saying they'll enjoy the evening as much as their own personal top-flight comic, but they will have much more fun than they anticipated."

Foley, AKA Mankind: "A long shelf life."
John Giamundo
Foley, AKA Mankind: "A long shelf life."

Location Info


Fort Lauderdale Improv

5700 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Davie/West Hollywood

Miami Improv

3390 Mary St., 182
Miami, FL 33133

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: South Dade


Mick Foley: Tales From Wrestling Past, 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 Seminole Way, Hollywood, and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Miami Improv, 3390 Mary St., Miami; $25; or

And the best part for Foley about his new gig? No teeth have gone missing, at least not yet.

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