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Ralphie May

Ralphie O. May (born February 17, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian. May was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but raised in Clarksville, Arkansas. When he was seventeen years old, he won a contest to open for comedian Sam Kinison, whom he considered his idol. Kinison suggested he move to Houston, Texas to further develop his comedy routine. May then studied at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and graduated. He then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. In 2003, May was chosen to participate in the first season of Last Comic Standing. He finished in second place in the competition, with Dat Phan winning first place. After that, he started appearing in numerous comedy shows like The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005, he was the only white comedian to perform on The Big Black Comedy Show, which also featured Mo'Nique, Rodman, and Vince Morris. In 2005, May released his comedy album, Just Correct. Since then, he has recorded four Comedy Central specials: Girth of a Nation (2006), Prime Cut (2007), Austin-tatious (2008), and Too Big To Ignore (2012). He has also appeared on films like For Da Love of Money.

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Comedian Ralphie May -- Weed Nearly Killed Me!

Comedian Ralphie May
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"Last Comic Standing" finalist and outspoken weed advocate Ralphie May is finally calling it quits on the sticky icky -- telling TMZ, smoking marijuana nearly killed him last year ... so he's… READ MORE >

Ralphie May Newsflash -- 'Don't Take Drugs to Guam!'

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Ralphie May -- 'Stupid' to Pet Drug-Sniffing Dogs

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Ralphie May is an "idiot" -- his word, not ours -- because he got caught carrying pot through customs in Guam ... after he approached a drug-sniffing dog because he thought it was cute. May… READ MORE >

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Comedian Ralphie May Detained in Guam for Pot

Comedian Ralphie May Detained in Guam for Pot

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