Renowned stand-up comedian Ted Holum, originally from Chicago, and Rich Clesen of Celebrity Cruises visited Comedy Illusionist Murray SawChuck backstage along with prop comic and watermelon-smasher Gallagher backstage at The Tropicana where they are both performing.
"Watermelon Smashing".... Leo Gallagher was one of the most popular and recognizable American comedians during the 1980s. He performed 14 comedy specials for Showtime that have been re-broadcast numerous times. His first special was directed by Mike Nesmith, formerly of The Monkees. He was famous for using props in his act, including the "Sledge-O-Matic" to smash watermelons. He starred in several television comedy specials and was one of that decade's best known comedians.