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Watermelon-smashing comedian coming to town

Our Town Correspondent

Gallagher’s “Joke’s on You Comedy Tour” is coming to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena on Nov. 19.

The show, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. that evening, stars Gallagher, Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson.

“Gallagher is best known for his smashing of watermelon in front of his audiences,” said Karen Gregorchik, Cambria County War Memorial assistant general manager. “All three together will make for a grand night of comic relief.”

Gregorchik said that she and her staff decided to bring this show to Johnstown in order to cater to people who enjoy live comedy shows.

“We have not had a comedian here for a while, and we do what we can to bring our audiences various forms of entertainment — everything from concerts to ice shows to sports,” Gregorchik said. “Plus, this is the time of the year before the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and it’s a great time to take time out and enjoy a few good laughs.”

Gregorchik added that she has high expectations for Gallagher, Fletcher and Nelson.

“There will be interaction between the comic act and the audience, which is especially fun to see and experience,” she said. “This is a one-of-a-kind comedy tour that all will enjoy. It will make for a great Saturday night out.”

Tickets for “Joke’s on You Comedy Tour” are on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena during regular business hours, which are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The box office is also open on Saturdays during event days from noon until show time.

Cambria County Way Memorial Arena is located at 326 Napoleon St. in Johnstown. 

For more information about Gallagher and the tour, visit www.gallaghersmash.com.

Gallagher coming to the War Memorial


Tickets are on sale for Gallagher’s “Joke’s On You Comedy Tour,” starring the watermelon-smashing Gallagher along with comedic colleagues Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson.

The interactive comedy show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown.

For almost 15 years, Gallagher was the No. 1 comedian in ticket sales and ratings, according to the tour’s official website. He has also performed at 3,500 live shows, and starred in 14 standup comedy specials on Showtime.

Fletcher is considered one of the entertainment industry’s most talked-about “must-see” performers. He has performed in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Radio City Music Hall and other comedy hotspots, and has opened for entertainers such as Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Howie Mandell and Tony Bennett. 

A contemporary of Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno, Nelson has performed live at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges and other live venues, including Las Vegas, Radio City Music Hall and on Broadway. He was the opening act for eight of the most popular years of Rodney Dangerfield’s career, and was also prominently featured in two of Dangerfield’s popular HBO standup comedy showcases. That work led to headlining two of his own HBO specials, including the classic “Nelson Schmelson.”

For more information on the “Joke’s On You Comedy Tour,” visit www.joycomedytour.com.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and the War Memorial box office, and can also be obtained by calling 1-800-745-3000.