14 March 2017

Remembering Gallagher

 
American readers of this blog who are of a certain age will very likely remember watching Gallagher on television in the 1980s.  He started his career as a conventional stand-up comedian, making use of his collegiate studies as an English major (!) to regale his audience with the oddities of the language...
"Con is the opposite of pro.  So Congress must be the opposite of progress."
And so on.  Then he found his shtick in physical comedy, and parlayed that into a series of television specials.

4 comments:

  1. I never could understand his appeal.

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  2. I loved him! I bet you don't like the Stooges either.
    Our local University built a new performing arts center and for some insane reason booked Gallagher as the very first act.
    He managed to splash something up above the proscenium - which was too high for any of the theaters equipment to reach. The stain stayed there for 15-20 years before they could justify repainting

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  3. I bet he could have his own YouTube channel if he was still around.

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    1. He *is* still around. He's become almost Ted Nugent-like in his conservatism, and it's creeped into his performances.

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