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RIP Gallagher
« on: November 11, 2022, 12:23:19 PM »

Comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher, or just "Gallagher" to most, passed away. He has a history of heart attacks so I'm guessing cardiac complications.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/legendary-comedian-gallagher-dead-76-years-old

He had lefty ideas about a lot of things, but was undeniably funny in an entertainingly cerebral way.

RIP.

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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2022, 12:41:32 PM »

Wow, this makes me feel really old. I remember watching him on the old comedy central as one of the "young" comedians.

He made me laugh. RIP.
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2022, 02:29:40 PM »

I saw him live on stage around 1985. He smashed all kinds of messy things watermelons etc with his giant mallet. He was funny as hell.
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2022, 02:35:57 PM »

He's most remembered for the Sledge-o-matic (it slices it dices) which he used to end his shows, but had some funny, legit, solid bits. RIP
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2022, 03:23:11 PM »

WATERMELON! (entire front row yanks up a long run of clear Visqueen)
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2022, 06:58:22 PM »

I thought the smashing watermelons was Weird Al?  I have never watched either of them so I don't know.

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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2022, 09:52:49 PM »

And you know you're on the internet too much when you find out about stuff like this via Mad Mike's drink recipes...
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2022, 11:01:42 PM »

I thought the smashing watermelons was Weird Al?  I have never watched either of them so I don't know.

Weird Al does song parodies (though he also did a couple of movies and a TV show).

Gallagher was a prop comic.
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2022, 12:15:19 PM »

We went to a Gallagher show here in town many moon come choctaw ago.  He was hilarious and the first 3 rows were given plastic ponchos.  I didn't realize he was so old....I have a hard time realizing I'm so old.
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Re: RIP Gallagher
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2022, 03:43:39 PM »

Which Gallager?  Wasn't there a brother that was stealing the other brother's act?
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