Green Bay Distillery Presents: Gallagher & Artie Fletcher
February 2: doors open at 7:00 pm
21 + Show. No refunds, no exchange
General Admission Advance Tickets: $30 (plus tax)
Splash Zone Tickets (includes ticket in first 5 rows + a poncho): $40 (plus tax)
Leo Anthony Gallagher was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He grew up in South Tampa, Florida, where he attended H.B. Plant High School. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1970.
After college, Gallagher began working as comic/musician Jim Stafford's road manager. Stafford and Gallagher went out to California in 1969 and Gallagher decided to take the stage himself. He began honing his own comedy act while hanging out at both The Comedy Store and the Ice House.
Gallagher was one of the most popular and recognizable American comedians during the 1980s. He performed 14 comedy specials for Showtime. These shows have been re-broadcast numerous times, notably on Comedy Central. His first special was directed by Mike Nesmith, formerly of The Monkees.
His signature sketch was the "Sledge-O-Matic", a large wooden mallet that Gallagher uses to smash a variety of objects, most famously, watermelons. Gallagher was featured in a GEICO commercial where he goes wild at a farmers market with his signature Sledge-O-Matic.
In 2004, Comedy Central rated Gallagher the 100th best stand-up comedian of all time. Gallagher was displeased with being ranked so low, and he told The Oregonian, "I looked at the other people and I was trying to find anyone I ever heard of. How could I be behind people I never heard of? ... I made 14 one-hour shows for Showtime, which are
An Uncensored Evening (1980)
Mad as Hell/Two Real (1981)
Totally New (1982)
Stuck in the Sixties (1983)
The Maddest (1983)
Melon Crazy (1984)
Over Your Head (1984)
The Bookkeeper (1985)
The Messiest (1986) — contains clips from previous specials
We Need a Hero (1992)
Smashing Cheeseheads (1997)
Messin' Up Texas (1998)
Tropic of Gallagher (2007)
Artie is one of the Entertainment Industry’s most talked-about “must-see” performers. No stranger to Film and Television, Commercials, Voice-overs, Print and Live Stand-up Comedy, Artie is taking the entertainment industry by storm. Artie has been seen on Law and Order, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and The Tonight Show just to name a few! He has performed his dynamic act in such places as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, The Toyota Comedy Festival, The Chicago Comedy Festival, Universal Orlando and more! Artie is currently on tour with Gallagher’s Jokes On You Comedy Tour with Bob Nelson and Gallagher. Artie performs internationally, performing for audiences in places as diverse as England, Canada, Hong Kong and ArubaHe has righteously been spotlighted in Las Vegas, Radio City Music Hall, Atlantic City and opened for the likes of Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett. Regis Philbin described Artie’s ability to entertain and adjust his act to any situation as “Just unbelievable!” Joan Rivers affirmed, “The most interesting thing about Artie is that I’ve never seen so much energy from any person on and off stage.” Through the years Artie has met many people in the business all who have said, “Black or White, it doesn’t really matter, Artie is one of the hottest entertainers to watch!”