Event on 2017-06-03 19:00:00
with Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson
After graduating from the University of South Florida with a chemical engineering degree, Gallagher gothis first taste of life on tour in 1976 as Jim Stafford's road manager. Stafford and Gallagher went out toCalifornia in 1979 and Gallagher decided to take the stage himself. He began honing his own comedyact while hanging out at both the Comedy Store and the Ice House. As his audience grew, Gallagherbecame most noted for wielding his trademark Sledge-O-Matic. He showered his audience with thepulverized remains of apples, oranges, lettuce, cottage cheese, and pound cakes. Show goers turn upalready "Gallagherized:" wearing plastic raincoats, goggles, sunglasses, and refer to the front of the theatreas "Death Row."Gallagher has the distinction of being the first real star to come out of cable television. To date he has donesixteen specials: Uncensored Evening, Mad as Hell, Too Real, Totally New, That's Stupid, Stuck in the60's, The Maddest, Melon Crazy, The Bookkeeper, Over Your Head, The Messiest of Overboard, The LeapYear Marathon, We Need a Hero, Smashing Cheeseheads, and the most recent Sledge-O-Matic.com. TheSledge-O-Matic DVD collection is available on EBay and Amazon.com, and you can purchase VHS tapes,2-Bak caps, ponchos, and additional fan gear on Gallagher's website at www.gallaghersmash.com.Being one of the most thoroughly calculating performers in the world of entertainment, he writes all of hisown material, runs his own operation, and does over 100 concerts a year, selling out the majority of them.All of Gallagher's affairs are handled exclusively by his company Sold Out Shows. Gallagher is a self-contained touring business with an agent, promoter and road manager all in-house. For the last twenty fiveyears, Ruth Ann Propper has booked and promoted all of Gallagher's dates across the country. Gallaghercalls Propper his "Personal Promoter," which he says every performer needs. Due to the fact that Gallagherwanted to be in control of his own business, he took off one hat as a comedian and put on another as apromoter and internet specialist.One of the reasons Gallagher has always been a successful touring attraction is that his ticket prices arevery advantageous to the market. He has always been several dollars under everyone else. Gallagher's notgreedy; he doesn't ask a huge ticket price. His fans always get more than their money's worth when theysee a Gallagher show, with 110% from Gallagher. Before every show, he has an autograph signing party inthe theatre, where fans can get his autograph and a picture with him. Flash photography is allowed at everyGallagher event.A Gallagher concert is an unforgettable experience. He is a keen and original observer of human natureand the American scene. "My humor makes people think," Gallagher says. "I want people to look moreclosely at this country and their lives to see the humor and absurdity in it all I don't have to make it up, thetruth is funny enough."Additional Facts:In 2000, Gallagher was honored by the University of South Florida as one of the most famous alumni and byFlorida Living Magazine as one of the top "100 Legends" of Florida.In 2007 Gallagher appeared on Curtain Call with David Spatz. (A series done on classic comedy styles)In 2007 Gallagher gave an interview on XM Radio for the show called "Unmasked," XM Radio's new boldcomedy series.Gallagher was featured on the Raw Dawg Comedy Station on Sirius Satellite Radio. The interview tookplace in the "Fish Bowl Studio" in New York where fans were able to see the live interview and view theSledge-O-Matic in a new way.Gallagher recently was featured on The History Channel's biography called "The History of Joke Telling,"which aired in February 2008.In March 2008 Gallagher appeared on the Howard Stern Show. The interview lasted at least 1 hour and thecall backs were amazing. It was a chance for everyone to see and hear Gallagher in a new light.
at Town Ballroom
681 Main Street 14203
Buffalo, United States