Last Comic Standing's Ralphie May at the Ontario Improv
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The last date listed for Comedian Ralphie May was Sunday January 29, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008, Ralphie May has filmed a record-setting three separate 1-hour Comedy Central Specials in the past three consecutive years, all of which were among the networks most highly-rated. He’ll be filming a new special on October 1st at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, proving that Ralphie’s relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever.
Since his debut on season one of Last Comic Standing, audiences can’t get enough of the larger than life comedian. Ralphie has a proven track record of selling out multiple shows in 1,500 to 3,000 seat venues. He has a no nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society’s hypocrisies. Ralphie doesn’t shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue when society suggests, because he sincerely believes that as long as what he’s saying is true, people need to hear it.
Born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, Ralphie was one of four kids raised by his single mom. At the age of seventeen he won a contest to open for his idol, Sam Kinison. He later moved to Houston to develop his comedy routine, at
Kinison’s suggestion. “All the comics I’ve ever admired, whether it be Kinison, Lenny Bruce, Buddy Hackett or Richard Pryor, all share a commonality,” says May. “They’re a tour de force. When they speak, there’s no room for rebuttal. They’ve thought it all out. Even the pros and cons of their argument, they raise openly and debate in the midst of their conversation and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.”
On the small screen, Ralphie has worked as a writer and producer on ESPN’s “Mohr Sports” starring Jay Mohr and performed stand-up on numerous late night talk shows including four appearances on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn as well as eleven appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. As if that’s not enough, he’s also one of a handful of comedians to have received a standing ovation on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.