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RIP Gallagher

"a man hitting a pot with a hammer"

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pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 11, 2022 09:24PM

Wikipedia: Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr. (July 24, 1946 – November 11, 2022), known mononymously as Gallagher, was an American comedian who became one of the most recognizable comedic performers of the 1980s for his prop and observational routine that included the signature act of smashing a watermelon on stage with a sledgehammer.[1] For more than 30 years, he played between 100-200 shows a year, destroying tens of thousands of melons with the sledgehammer he called the "Sledge-O-Matic".[1][2] Gallagher's 13 TV comedy specials is second most all-time, behind only George Carlin.
LouisCKuncancelled Report This Comment
Date: November 12, 2022 05:04AM

Heard the name, don’t recognize the head, never heard of someone smashing melons as an act and cannot see how that could EVER be funny.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 12, 2022 05:32PM

He was essentially a prop comic and the Sledge-O-Matic bit was basically mocking television infomercials..
of course there was much more to his act then smashing stuff with a giant homemade sledge hammer.
He was pretty funny but then again the 80's were a simpler time and we were more easily amused then imho.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: November 14, 2022 03:32AM

Yeah OK, that I get. Parody is good for the soul.
Quasi's penis Report This Comment
Date: November 15, 2022 02:39PM

There was a lot of frustration back in the day too, and this was a harmless way of venting. He was the Charles Bronson of food assassinations' and it felt good to watch. If kids imitated him, the mess would be socially acceptable.... wish there were more people like Leo Gallagher. Thank you for the memories friend. He will be missed.