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October 30, 1982 - Image 6

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Page 6-Saturday, October 30, 1982-The Michigan Daily

Gallagher
off-center
comedy

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ALLAGHER'S opening act spilled about twenty
balloons off the stage at Hill Auditorium into and
off of dozens of eager hands. For a quarter of an hour,
the audience played pass-up-the-balloons, seemingly
unaware that the star of the evening was late.
But when he did arrive-on roller skates-Gallagher
stole the show with his different comedic perspectives
on the way the world works.
Insisting that his show was a dialogue as opposed to a
;monologue, Gallagher invited the audience to shout out
;anything that they had on their mind. Of course, war-
,ned the slightly balding comic, if what you had to say
wasn't funny, you'd be ejected from your seat.
As he rolled around the stage, hekept asking, "Am I
the only one thinking this way?" You've got to use your
'mind creatively, he said: "If your knees bent the other
?way, what would a chair look like? ... What makes the
iteflon stick to the pan?"
Unlike other comedians, Gallagher's show had a
theme. "American ingenuity, invention. How come
we're losing to the Japs." Pretty intellectual stuff. But
most of his humor was just off-center comedy gags
with no appreciable structure or rhythm. "When I was
in school I used to wear my socks over my shoes so
when my laces came untied I wouldn't trip over them."
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Appearing at Hill Auditorium on October 22, Gallagher's unique perspective on life kept the audience in stitches.

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"Cut your watermelon with a knife? No need.. .

... use the amazing tool which is not a slicer, it is not a dicer, what is it? It's SLEDGE-O-MATIC!"

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Photos by

Jon

Snow

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