03:16 am - Messy but fun.
Saw Gallagher tonight.
Comedy was a little uneven, with a thread of bitterness over his divorces.
He has slowed down since his frantic days, but to compensate, he's doing audience interaction. He had mostly good audience members, though the first one did seem not to get what was going on.
Of course the night ends with Smash-o-Matic, and he now brings kids up to "help", which means they do most of the smashing. Lucky kids!
He signed autographs for an hour before the show 7-8pm, then the show ran from 8pm to 11pm (yes 3 hours) then he signed more autographs, for another 30 minutes.
I spoke briefly with during the after show autographs and mentioned the first time I ever saw him on Detroit local TV and how the Anchors were in shock when he finished. He remembered the gig, that it was an afternoon "variety" show that was strange even by the standard of 70's local TV.