Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—Known as the infamous “watermelon-smasher” who has performed more than 3,500 live shows worldwide over the past 45 years, maniacal standup comic Gallagher will bring his farewell tour to the Chandler Center for the Arts for one show only on Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. The zany Gallagher will be joined on “The Last Smash Tour” by longtime stage partner and fellow comic sensation, Artie Fletcher.
An international comedic superstar since the mid-1970s, Gallagher reigned as the top comedian in the world in both ticket sales and television ratings for nearly two decades. He is credited with literally inventing the full-length, televised standup comedy special and he’s a veteran of 14 Showtime cablecasts. He has also been celebrated for inspiring the startup of the now-wildly popular Comedy Central network.
Gallagher’s fan base is known as one of the most loyal and ecstatic in all of standup comedy. The comedian is extraordinarily devoted to his fans: as a special feature of this farewell tour, Gallagher will be greeting Chandler audience members for an hour prior to show time, signing autographs, posing for photos, and reminiscing about his extraordinary career.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and longtime Gallagher fans are encouraged to arrive early to meet the zany comedian, take photographs, and get an autograph. For tickets – including those in the legendary and specially reserved “Smash Zone” up front – and more information, call the Chandler Box Office at 802-728-6464, visit chandler-arts.org on the web, or stop by Chandler weekdays between 12-4 p.m.