During the rise of cable in the early 1980s, Showtime occasionally featured performances by Gallagher. As I recall, Gallgher’s routine pointed out the ironies of cutural conventions and frustrations of contemporary life, steadily increasing in exasperation and irritation until it reached the climax of the Sledge-O-Matic.
These days Gallgher is bitter and he hates Detroit.
Detroit is drunken idiots. It was no surprise to me. I performed with Kenny Rogers for one year as his opening act, and I got to visit every major American city and notice the audience, and Detroit was one of the worst.