Sure, he’s the famous watermelon smasher. Yes, he literally INVENTED the television stand-up comedy special. Absolutely, 14 Showtime specials is a big deal. And certainly 3,500 live shows to capacity crowds is worth mentioning.
But how about that he is the reason they invented Comedy Central? Or, that before him no one ever had that level of interaction with a live audience? Or that he was the #1 comedian (in ticket sales and ratings) for almost 15 years?
Gallagher has led an extraordinary life, with an even more spectacular career. His fan base is one of the most loyal there is, and he rewards them every chance he gets. Now on the Jokes On You Tour!
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 . Artie performs internationally, performing for audiences in places as diverse as England, Canada, Hong Kong and Aruba. He 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!”