2018 Funny Bones Comedian: Jack Gallagher
For most of his life, Jack Gallagher has been entertaining. First as a kid for his family and then for his friends and teachers at school.Jack started his professional comedy career in Boston during the early 80’s. As part of that explosive comedy scene, Jack helped establish such clubs as The Comedy Connection, Stitches and the legendary Ding-Ho Comedy.
After moving to Los Angeles, Jack became a regular at The Improv and added big screen credits to his resume by landing a major role in the feature film Shakes the Clown with Bob “Bobcat” Goldthwait. He has also appeared in Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood and was featured in the made for television movie Incident at Ruby Ridge. Jack can currently be seen as the co-host of the popular nationally syndicated public television show MoneyTrack.
Gallagher’s work on network television includes his own ABC sitcom Bringing Up Jack as well as a recurring role on the HBO Original Series Curb Your Enthusiasm. A favorite of talk/variety show hosts and audiences, Jack made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno as well as NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien. In addition to headlining virtually every major comedy club in the country, Gallagher has appeared in concert with Dolly Parton, The Four Tops and Tony Bennett to name a few.
Jack has written and continues to perform his four critically acclaimed one-man shows “Letters to Declan,” “Just the Guy,” “What He Left,” and “A Different Kind of Cool” in theaters and at corporate events across the country. Jack is a three time Emmy award winner for his work as host of the PBS shows MoneyMoves, Off-Limits, and Kids, Cash, and Common Sense. He was also honored with the NATPE IRIS award in the category “On-Camera Talent.” When he’s not working, Jack can be found at home with his wife Jean and his sons Declan and Liam, try to figure out ways to stay off the road.