• Roseanne Barr, Stephen Colbert, and 9 other comedians who ran for office

    A comedian might become the next president of Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy is one of the 39 candidates to throw their name into a crowded presidential race, which will most likely culminate in a runoff election on April 21. Zelenskiy is in the lead with an estimated 30.6 percent of the vote according to exit polls in contrast to the incumbent’s Petro Poroshenko estimated 17.8 percent. Zelenskiy is well known in

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    Comedian Gallagher launches farewell comedy tour (Exclusive)

    Though he’s been plagued by health issues the last few years and has since announced his retirement from the road, love-him-or-hate-him comedian Gallagher is feeling so strong these days that he’s about to embark on his final stand-up comedy tour. Dubbed Gallagher’s Last Smash, the 66-year-old will perform two dozen live shows through August and will start this Saturday, Dec. 15 at the 2,300-seat Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, Fl. We’re

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    Comedian Gallagher stars in new Geico commercial (Video)

    During a recent appearance on a local Ohio radio show, comedian Gallagher briefly mentioned that he was about to appear in a national television campaign for Geico. The point may have gotten lost, since most of the interview was dedicated to what seemed like the comedian’s fall from grace, after suffering a series of heart attacks and mostly retiring from the road. As it turns out, it looks like the

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    Comedian Gallagher reveals sad truths about his life: ‘I have no place to live’ (Video)

    We mentioned last week that Gallagher would appear as the co-host on a local radio show in Ohio for a week. The week has passed and his duties are over. And, judging from this video from one of the broadcasts, a lot of things are over for the comedian, who has recently gone through a string of health problems and financial woes. In what may be one the most honest

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    Gallagher announces new radio gig: ‘We’re gonna smash America’ (Video)

    In a shabbily-recorded video uploaded minutes ago, legendary watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher announced that folks should tune in Monday morning to Over Breakfast with Scott Spears & Company, a radio show broadcast from Marion, OH, located about 50 miles north of Columbus. The reason you should listen is that Gallagher will be co-hosting the show from 6 to 9 am ET all week starting Monday. “I want you to pay attention

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    After announcing his retirement, comedian Gallagher has another heart attack

    Veteran prop comic Gallagher cannot catch a break. After suffering a heart attack nearly two weeks ago, he’s suffered yet another– his third in two years. “It was fairly mild,” Gallagher’s rep Christine Scherrer told the Hollywood Reporter. She said it was likely related to the attach he had on March 14. The comedian is with his family resting at a hospital in Sedona, AZ. The 65-year-old suffered a heart

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    After second heart attack in two years, comedian Gallagher announces his retirement

    After suffering his second heart attack in as many years, longtime prop comic Gallagher says he’s retiring after 32 years onstage. The 65-year-old suffered a heart attack March 14 as he was prepping backstage for a show at Coach Joe’s Hat Tricks in Lewisville, TX. Moments before taking the stage he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined he had a heart attack. He was eventually placed

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    Comedian Gallagher suffers second heart attack in two years

    UPDATE: Gallagher is in a medically induced coma, according to Huffington Post. After recovering from a dramatic heart attack onstage last year, comedian Gallagher has suffered another. The 65-year-old is resting and under sedation and with his family at a Texas hospital, according to a representative. He was set to perform a shot at Coach Joe’s Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas last night when he collapsed backstage and was rushed

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    Gallagher collapses onstage, will cancel two weeks of shows (Updated)

    Veteran comedian Gallagher will cancel all his shows this week and next week after collapsing onstage last night in Minnesota. Gallagher’s manager, Craig Marquardo tells Punchline Magazine, “We’ll wait to see how he is before deciding about the rest.” During the smashing portion of his show at Whiskey Bone’s Roadhouse, in fact, right after Gallagher exclaimed, “…And the rockets red glare!” and crushed a food product with a giant sledge

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    Do you want to hear Marc Maron say, "Aww…C'mon, Gallagher" over and over?

    It’s not my intention to beat a dead horse, but I just can’t stop re-listening to the Marc Maron – Gallagher interview. Yes, the one wherein the latter comedian storms out of Maron’s Portland hotel room where the interview was being recorded. Now, as I’ve written before, in the name of remaining completely transparent, Punchline is a sponsor of Maron’s podcast; and I’m personally a longtime fan of his work.

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    Marc Maron reacts to Gallagher's WTF storm-off, Gallagher's rep responds

    You’re probably aware that Marc Maron had famed comedian Gallagher as a guest on his podcast WTF recently; the episode just went live today. You may also know how that interview ended– that is, with the watermelon-smashing jokeslinger storming out of the interview. Maron had brought up a few politically incorrect jokes from Gallagher’s routine. The comics then had what I believe to be a healthy, spirited and entertaining back

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