Melon Ball

There are a few things you need to have with you when you see Gallagher perform. First, plastic trash bags. (Unless you sit in the back, there’s the chance that you’ll be hit with flying food, smashed by his Sledge-O-Matic.) Second, a state of reverence. (Gallagher doesn’t particularly appreciate it when his fans talk during his routine.) And last, it’s best if you remember to take an open mind. At a performance last October at Stanford’s Comedy Club in Kansas City, Kansas, the controversial comic claimed that every day in America is Halloween: “It’s all a lie. You got boat shoes, but you ain’t got a boat!” Explore reversals and other questionable points of view at 8:30 p.m. at Knuckleheads Saloon (2715 Rochester, 816-483-1456) when Gallagher points out life’s subtle eccentricities. “I judge everything. It’s my job to point out stupidity,” he said at Stanford’s. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Tickets cost $20. Get them at

Fri., July 8, 8:30 p.m., 2011