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MJB
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Nov 7th, 2017 06:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yep. I got to see his show live once. I was far enough back that I didn't need to wear a rain poncho.

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Nov 7th, 2017 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Saw him live at the old Holiday Star Theater in Merrilville, IN back in the day. He was best known for the watermelons, but his act was much broader than that. Funny guy.

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Nov 7th, 2017 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Really bizarre dude...used to enjoy his shows quite a lot.

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"Clapton is Good"
Nov 7th, 2017 07:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Slightly different schtick, but we also have Carrot Top, and does anyone remember......

......The Banana Man?

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Nov 7th, 2017 08:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw a Gallagher show in the late 80s. He had the huge couch and he painted a giant US map in a very messy way. He was a nutty guy and very intelligent.

When he started with the 'save the environment using a pedal-powered helium balloon bicycle' shtick, that was the beginning of the end for him.

He should've stuck with the Sledge-o-Matic.

He's still gigging...but like Carlin (PBUH) did, he's become a bitter, grumpy kinda guy. He's also had some major health issues over the past several years.

Here's an interview from 2013

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Nov 7th, 2017 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did you see Gallagher or his brother who went by the name Gallagher II. Leo was the real Gallagher and his brother Ron cashed in on Leo’s fame.

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Nov 7th, 2017 11:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Prop comic.

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Nov 7th, 2017 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I remember watching him as a kid and wondering why people thought he was funny.

Smashing fruit with a hammer, however, is entertainment regardless.

We used to play a fruit-smashing game in my yard, the pears that fell from the pear tree would be pitched in baseball style, you had to hit them with a bat and attempt to get *most* of the pear over the back fence. Depending on how rotten they were, it wasn't always easy. Pitcher wore a poncho (or raincoat) and scuba goggles. Hitting the fence was a double, clearing the fence was a homer, everything else was an out.

Game ended whenever my parents realized we were making a mess out of the yard and ourselves.

Had we done this on stage, perhaps we'd be millionaires.

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Nov 7th, 2017 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It was Leo...a few years before his brother took his act on the road.

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Nov 7th, 2017 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LOL at mfitz804. He obviously had a fun childhood.

Or adolescence. He didn't say how old he was. But it sounded like a lot of fun.

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Nov 7th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I met him through mutual friends and we all had a nice dinner. He was very nice and we had a fine time.

I got a couple drinks under my belt and started rambling. I noticed that part of his craft is the ability to listen and observe and figure out what he can use.

I mentioned that I only do business with people I can sue. He laughed and asked if he could write it down and use it. I was pleased to consent.

If you heard that joke you know where it came from.

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Nov 7th, 2017 05:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Props?

None required--if you're Art Metrano

digiboy

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Nov 7th, 2017 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The other one I remember from that time who used props was Gary Mule Deer.

Joel Hodgson also did some hilarious prop comedy standup before he created Mystery Science Theater.

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Nov 7th, 2017 05:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another from that era that was whacky by always made me laugh was Bruce Baum, the babyman

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Nov 7th, 2017 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“LOL at mfitz804. He obviously had a fun childhood.

Or adolescence. He didn't say how old he was. But it sounded like a lot of fun. ”

That was junior high, age 11-13ish. Try having your parents catch you in the yard, in beautiful weather, wearing a raincoat and goggles, and try to argue that you “weren’t doing anything”!

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Nov 8th, 2017 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I ran into him briefly in a bar in Louisville back in the 80s. He dropped by the bar because the woman that promoted his show in town that night was married to one of the guys playing in the band at the bar.
He seemed like a pleasant, unpretentious guy.
I never cared much for his comedy though.

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Glad that's over
Nov 8th, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Speaking of exploding watermelons, this would be interesting to try.

YTC

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Nov 8th, 2017 09:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I hated his comedy.

mfitz804
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Nov 8th, 2017 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I hated his comedy."

I remember as a kid being forced to watch him as my sister enjoyed it and we had one TV. I remember thinking the whole time, when does the fruit smashing start?

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Nov 9th, 2017 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did like his bit about 'this is what having a baby is like' and brought out a boat anchor sporting a diaper.

"Hey, can you guys come to a party Friday night?"

Gallagher: "No, we can't, we've got (throws the anchor) a BABY!"

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