Comedian Gallagher Retiring


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Prop-comedy legend Gallagher says he's finished performing live onstage, and is retiring after 32 years.

The California-based comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, told Marion, Ohio radio station WDCM on Thursday that his retirement plans include blogging for fans and possible appearances at private parties.

This news comes after the comedian suffered his second heart attack while performing near Dallas a little over a week ago, which left the entertainer in a coma. Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons, was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Gallagher commented that it sometimes didn't matter how clever his jokes were, if the audience couldn't hold their liquor - adding that his job as a comedian was akin to "baby-sitting people who can't handle alcohol."