As Mick Foley will tell you, being a professional wrestler and a stand-up comic are a hell of a lot more similar than you might think.
Traveling from show to show, putting together a performance anywhere from five minutes to an hour, working rooms filled with a few dozen people in towns barely marked on a map for little or no pay while half of your audience tells you they could do what you do, only better. Neither life is very rosy until you hit the big time.
Foley, however, has become the first to successfully make the transition from one to another. He has been drawing quite a crowd across the United States and is about to embark on his first tour of Scotland, with shows taking place Aug. 8 through the 11th at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh before coming back for a post-Summerslam show at the Hollywood Improv on August 19.
While comedy is a subjective art form, there is no denying the ability work a crowd with one's mannerisms, writing and delivery. I believe the current WWE wrestlers on this list could make great names for themselves in the world of stand-up, should they decide to pursue it after their wrestling endeavors are finished.
Let's have some fun, shall we?