The Tony Awards were held last night which honored the best of the best when it came to stage plays in 2013. And when you think about stage plays, the first thing that comes to mind is boxer and tattoo icon Mike Tyson — or at least that’s what happened last night when Tyson showed up in the middle of one of host Neil Patrick Harris’ dance routines.
While some would have used Tyson has a gag in the routine, Neil Patrick Harris and the folks producing the Tony Awards made him the centerpiece of parts of the routine and the result was absolute gold.
Thanks to the Daily Mirror for posting the video and giving us all a great laugh this morning.
Tyson wasn’t just showing up to be a part of the fun for no reason, as he’s quickly becoming a bigger and bigger entertainment star as the days pass. Long gone are his days doing cameos in films like The Hangover — which arguably revived his image with the younger population of today. Tyson is hot off a one-man Broadway show based on his life and the documentary chronicling his highs and lows in his career and the play opened to acclaim, a play that is now on tour this year.
But Tyson seems to be past the days of ruining his life with aggression and bad decisions and has matured into a guy who is actually tender, gentle and hilarious in almost everything he does.
Tyson has now gone from being the punchline to delivering it himself, which is all the more hilarious.