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Comedian Gallagher says hammers got him ousted from Idaho Statehouse

Gallagher said he is in Boise to scout film locations.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2006 file photo, comedian Gallagher smashes strawberry syrup and flour at the end of his performance at the Five Flags Theater in Dubuque, Iowa. The comedian known for smashing fruit and vegetables with giant wooden hammers says he was escorted out of Idaho's Statehouse in Boise by security when he entered the building carrying two of the hammers. Gallagher, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr., told the Idaho Statesman in a story on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 that he was looking for the state's film office on Monday for a possible project. The state doesn't have a film office. (Jeremy Portje/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)

BOISE, Idaho — A comedian known for smashing fruit and vegetables with giant wooden hammers says he was escorted out of Idaho's Statehouse when he entered the building carrying two of the hammers.

Gallagher told the Idaho Statesman in a story Wednesday that he was looking for the state's film office on Monday for a possible project. The state doesn't have a film office.

A person who answered the phone at the state agency that provides security said Wednesday that no one was available to comment.

The 73-year-old comedian who rose to fame in the 1980s says he's in Boise to scout locations for a film about an ancient poet.

He also says he'd like to build a retirement project in the area where old celebrities could live among regular folks.