Steve became a writer-performer on the
Smothers Brothers Show and Gary
spent the next few years with Epic Records. In 1976 Gary went out on his own as Gary
Mule Deer. He began appearing on numerous "Tonight Shows," did regular
stints on CBS's "Dinah Shore Show" and was the co-host and off-camera announcer
on Don Kirschner's "Rock Concert."
He was now working as a regular at both The Comedy Store and The Improv,
and was one of six comedians to appear on the very first HBO comedy special, "Freddie
Prinze and Friends."
He appeared in the movies "Annie Hall" and Cheech and Chong's
"Up in Smoke" and on more than 100 television shows, including "Hollywood
Squares," the pilot episode of "Norm Crosby's Comedy Shop" and Steve
Martin's specials, "Comedy Is Not Free" and "The Winds of Whoopee."
During this time he had a musical comedy act that consisted of more than
300 pounds of props, 15 audio tapes, and both acoustic and electric guitars. This
combined with his deadpan delivery of offbeat satirical humor and the ability to create
absurd situations sets Gary apart as one of a kind.
Gary became a frequent judge on "The Gong Show" and a regular
performer on "Make Me Laugh." He began making many appearances on both "The
Tonight Show" and "Late Night with
Gary began entertaining at the major casinos in Las Vegas,
Reno, Tahoe and Atlantic City with top country and pop performers, including
Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra,
Ray Charles, The Judds,
Brooks & Dunn and
He has become a regular performer on the Nashville Network, with more
than 100 appearances in the past twelve years, including "Nashville Now,"
Statler Brothers Show," "Church Street Station," "Country
Kitchen" and "Prime Time Country." He had a regular spot on "Hee
Haw" in 1991, where he introduced two new characters, the Right Reverend G.C.
Mule Deer and Cactus Jack, Bad Cowboy Poet.
Gary was a headliner in major comedy clubs across the U.S. for more than
25 years and has been a frequent visitor to A&E's "Evening at the Improv."
In 1987, he was featured on ABC's "20/20" and in December 1993 on the CBS
special "Great Television Moments...What We Watched."
For more than four years Gary Mule Deer toured with
Johnny Mathis in concert in major theatres across the country, regularly at Caesar's
Palace in Las Vegas, the Tropicana in Atlantic City and at the Royal Albert Hall in
London. He also is a favorite at corporate events around the country and is a frequent
headliner on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Although noted for his comedy, Gary gets equally enthusiastic response
from audiences as a singer of country music. In addition to his comedic appearance on The
Nashville Network, he has appeared on many celebrity outdoor TV fishing shows. He
is an avid fly fisherman and golfer, and participates in approximately eight to ten major
pro-am and celebrity golf tournaments every year as well as playing and
entertaining at several LPGA and PGA events.