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Comedian Gallagher coming to Grandma's Sports Garden

Before anyone every heard of Smashing Pumpkins, the wild-haired comedian Gallagher was smashing watermelons. The prop comic is famous for his using a "Sledge-O-Matic" to crush things like Big Macs and Watermelons is performing at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Grandma's Sports Garden, 425 S. Lake Ave.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and go on sale Monday at Electric Fetus and Grandma's Sports Garden.

Gallagher came into comedy in the early 1980s and was popular for his messy shows. Historically, audience who plan to sit close bring umbrellas or wear raincoats to his performances.