Kliph Nesteroff Presents "a portal into a previously unseen world" - The Guardian
"Invaluable" - The Onion AV Club
"Important" - John Hodgman, The Daily Show
I remember how fresh Gallagher seemed when he first came out. Hard to put a finger on what exactly made hime stand out as a new comic. His sight gags werealready a staple with older comics like Rip Taylor. His self-deprecating humor was a staple way back when. I think he just fit the zeitgeist of the late 70's, like Steve Martin. In the self-indulgent, somewhat wacked-out times, someone absolutely ridiculous like Gallagher just fitin. You didn't have to think much while watching him, and his gags were short, fast, and furious.I saw him live a few years ago, and he didn't have that same manic energy, but who does when age kicks in. HBO finally put him on the map, and he ended up being one of the most well-remembered comics of his time.
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