Gallagher hates water:
You can actually take a drink now during your show! You know, George Burns performed smoking a cigar, and never needed a drink of water on a stool. But now this has become a tradition in America. They more or less have a stool ready for you and ask, “What water ya want?” To me, as a visual artist, everything that’s in the picture should have meaning—what does a stool and a bottle of water mean?... I can’t get through the show without hydrating? How is that funny?Gallagher hates insurance:
My insurance was actually canceled at one point because someone sued me saying that they had been hurt seriously by a candy bar in the balcony. Somehow a candy bar I hit with a tennis racket so the people on the balcony could have candy? Said that she was injured in her eye, and the insurance company decided not to fight her case and pay it off and canceled me! She was 130 feet away.Gallagher hates dogs? WTF?
Dogs are given to the pound, and the pound kills them. So if, I forget his name, if [Michael Vick] had worked for the pound, he wouldn’t have been put in jail.Read the whole unhinged rant here. Gallagher is coming to Oregon twice in the coming months (January 22 Grants Pass and March 12 at Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort Casino in Warm Springs). In the meantime, if this interview is too depressing for you, here is an actual funny comedian to make you feel better.
Eugene Mirman - "Vancouver, Detroit, and Bears!" (from God Is a Twelve-Year-Old Boy with Asperger's)
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