Mumbai. Death of comedian Gallagher: American comedian Gallagher has died at the age of 76. He is known for his watermelon comedy. In the 1980s, he gained great popularity with stand-up comedy. His manager Craig Marquardo said Gallagher died on Friday morning. He was 76 years old. He had been ill for a long time. He died in the presence of his family. Gallagher’s childhood name was Leo Gallagher.
He rose to popularity in the early 1980s with a comedy special called “An Uncensored Evening” and became a household name. Craig Marquardo said it was the first comedy to air on cable television. Gallagher’s most famous piece included a handmade sledgehammer he would call the “Sledge-O-Matic”. He used to spray it on the audience.
According to Craig Marquardo’s statement, Gallagher used to lure the audience in with a hammer. Gallagher was a resident of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. According to booking agency Selac Entertainment, he earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Florida before moving to Los Angeles. Gallagher mastered his comedy number at the Comedy Store, a landmark on the Sunset Strip.
Gallagher’s comedy began to garner attention in 1975 when he performed his own style of prop comedy on Johnny Carson’s famed “The Tonight Show.” He gained great popularity through television. In 1978 he performed on ‘The Mike Douglas Show’ and the following year appeared on ‘The Merv Griffin Show’.
He had a 1980s Showtime comedy special. He worked on more than a dozen TV shows in 27 years. He was also an early cast member for MTV and Comedy Central. Gallagher lived on the road for decades touring America while his companions worked on sitcoms, hosted talk shows and films.
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FIRST POST: November 13, 2022, 11:34 a.m. HST