The comedian who invented the “sledge-o-matic. A sledge hammer that he used in his shows to bust fruit usually a watermelon. The North Carolina native of immigrant parents grew up in Ohio. He attended the University of South Flordia after his family moved to Flordia & has a degree in chemical engineering. After school he got hooked up with country music/comedy entertainer Jim Stafford as his road manager. The two ended up in California where Gallagher decided to part ways with Stafford & go it alone. Gallagher (Leo Anthony Gallagher jr) now 73 is still performing his act & traveling the country.