Mike Tyson’s metamorphosis from Boxing bad boy to humorous entertainer continues. Spike Lee has agreed to direct Mike Tyson’s one man show on Broadway. That’s right, Mike Tyson will have a Broadway Show.He will mock himself and tell his life story to people.
Mike Tyson is heading to Broadway. The former Heavyweight champ and controversial personality is doing a limited engagement one-man show about his life, called “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth.”
At a press conference Monday announcing the show, Tyson described “The Undisputed Truth” as the raw tale of his life.
“It’s about me being on stage and being pretty raw. Not necessarily raw in a vulgar sense … I’m just naked and vulnerable, and I’m just telling you who I am and where I’m from and how this happened and how I lose all this damn money and how I had all these children and how I go to prison and, you know, you know what happened guys, right?” he said.
Spike Lee makes his Broadway directorial debut with “The Undisputed Truth.” At Monday’s press conference, Lee discussed how brave he thinks Tyson is for doing the show.
So what will audiences learn when they see the show?
“They’ll find out that my mother is a prostitute, my father’s a pimp and I come from a real, um, this — I don’t know what — the sex worker world and stuff, you know. That’s why I look at the world from a different perspective than most people when I was a young kid,” Tyson said.
The former boxer said the show is part of his effort to move his life in a positive direction.
This is good therapy for Mike Tyson. Comedy is the best way to let your feelings out. I am not a hater and congratulate Tyson in his increasing role as a comedian. Hopefully he stays on this positive path.