As a teen, [Scott "Carrot Top"] Thompson would hang out backstage with Gallagher, and one of Thompson’s proudest moments was when Gallagher asked him to hear a joke.
“Here’s the one I told [Gallagher]: ‘In California, it’s legal to start a fire in the woods, but not on the beach. But on the beach, you’re 10 feet away from sand and water—that’s the shit that puts it out!’ Gallagher asked me if he could use that joke, and I was like, of course you can use it; you’re Gallagher!”
Gallagher’s relationship with Thompson turned sour in the early ’90s.
Luckily, after separately interviewing Top and Gallagher, the reporter reunited the two of them, and it sounds like they may have invented a tool that is a shovel on one and and a hatchet on the other, so you can dig a hole with it and then bury the hatchet.
Can we get a Carrot Top and Gallagher reality show now, please? And can they solve crimes together?