Gallagher’s Farewell Show Will Be A Smash
Plymouth, NH. At 7:30 on Saturday, August 9th, The Flying Monkey will host comedian Gallagher for the last time. Rolling stone calls the famous watermelon smasher “One of the greatest comics of all time.” He will be hanging up his “sledge-o-matic” after this farewell tour, which marks the end of a nearly 40 year career. Tickets for this performance start at $29.
Sure, he’s the famous watermelon smasher. He’s been pulverizing all manner of produce on stage with a sledgehammer, which he calls his "Sledge-O-Matic," for more than 30 years. But his true genius lies in his stand up. Before all the recent hubbub, millions of comedy fans were in love with his razor sharp observations, hilarious dead-on insights, and incredibly creative wordplay.
He pioneered the television stand-up comedy special, racking up 14 Showtime specials during the height of his career in the 80s. Kind of a big deal. Gallagher also captured headlines as a candidate for governor in the freewheeling 2003 California recall election. In one of his campaign appearances, he lamented the state of the nation's collective IQ. "Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence?" he asked. "There's one marked 'brightness,' but it doesn't work."
Gallagher's stage show has evolved over the years, and he now interacts more with his audiences. People from the crowd are often invited up on stage to share in the fun. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is Gallagher's reputation as an audience-friendly performer who genuinely enjoys his gigs. He always takes extra time to sign autographs and pose for pictures with every fan in theater lobbies before and after performing.
So, to the delight of audiences across America, he will make us fall out of our seats with laughter one last time. No fruit smashing this time...no raincoats necessary. Just an evening with one of the all-time greats.
Tickets for the Gallagher’s show are $29, and $35 for premium seats. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.