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Watermelon-Smashing Comedian Gallagher Has Apparently Gone Crazy

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Have you guys read this review of a recent Gallagher show by The Stranger‘s reliably awesome Lindy West? Like her, I also assumed that Gallagher — whom I never found very funny as a child, probably because I was fussy and didn’t like the idea of a comedy act necessitating splatter guards — had just sort of grown old and maybe a little sad, keeping his hammer shtick up years after it was relevant. We were both…not wrong, exactly, but there was so much more waiting for West at the show. Some select quotes from the man himself:

– "You have your hat backward. Are you a homosexual? Because it seems you have a problem figuring out the front from the back." [What? – Ed.]

– "Without God, we are nothing but dust. What is butt dust? Is that what you get if your homosexual isn’t properly lubricated?" […What? – Ed.]

– "There’s only one kind of homosexual guy, and that’s the pretty ones — why do homosexual men have to be so good-looking?" [Ohhhh. I think I see what’s going on here. – Ed.]

You guys, what happened to Gallagher? Was he always this wacko? I mean, there’s being conservative, and then there is being crazy and conservative! Which seems to be the breed of animal we are looking at here. There are so many more amazing and awful and kind of sad quotations from the man in the full piece. Luckily, none of them continue to reference or debate "butt dust."

Oh, and in case you were curious: yes, he still smashes shit on stage. Only now, he screams out "This is the China people and queers!!!" when he does it. COMEDY.

Via The Stranger.