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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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Ralphie May -- Killer Typhoon a Threat to My Kids (VIDEO)

Ralphie May
Killer Typhoon a Threat to My Kids

Ralphie May's children are about to be right in the path of a massive typhoon that's already killed dozens -- or so he believes, which is why he rushed to court to block his estranged wife's vacay… READ MORE >

Ralphie May -- To The Rescue ... Saves Choking Baby (PHOTO)

Ralphie May
To The Rescue ... Saves Choking Baby

Comedian Ralphie May saved a choking toddler's life at the Spokane airport Thursday after stepping up and giving the kid the Heimlich. A witness tells us Ralphie was sitting inside the airport's… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Ralphie May -- Concert Canceled Due to 'F The Indians' Backlash (VIDEO)

Ralphie May
Concert Canceled Due to 'F the Indians' Backlash

Ralphie May just got smacked in the wallet -- his upcoming concert has been canceled after audio surfaced of an old routine he did ripping Native Americans for being drunks.  The Sanford… READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
Ralphie May -- Estranged Wife Broke Our Contract ... In Front of the Kids!

Ralphie May
Estranged Wife Broke Our Contract ... In Front of the Kids!

Ralphie May's estranged wife is poisoning their 2 children against him and refusing to let them see him ... according to new docs filed in his divorce -- which is getting VERY nasty. Ralphie is… READ MORE >

- 193 days ago
Ralphie May -- 10-Year Run Ends ... Wife Files For Divorce

Ralphie May
10-Year Run Ends ... Wife Files For Divorce

Ralphie May might be adding some new edgy relationship jokes to his routine -- his wife is pulling the plug on their marriage. Lahna Turner filed divorce docs in L.A., citing irreconcilable… READ MORE >

- 346 days ago
Ralphie May -- Screw Ludacris ... Paul Walker Joke at Bieber's Roast Was Funny (VIDEO)

Ralphie May
Screw Ludacris ... Paul Walker Joke at Bieber Roast was Funny

Ralphie May thinks non-comedians like Ludacris should leave comedy to the professionals, because Ralphie's indignant at Luda's indignation over that Paul Walker joke during the Justin Bieber… READ MORE >

- 548 days ago
Ralphie May -- Colorado Bud Got Me So High ... Wait! Are Those Cops? (TMZ TV)

Ralphie May
Colorado Bud Got Me So High ... Wait! Are Those Cops? (TMZ TV)

Those marijuana edibles can really sneak up on you ... something comedian Ralphie May learned the hard way in Colorado Thursday night. His show there ended high-lariously! That is, if you find… READ MORE >

- 618 days ago
Ralphie May -- I Was So High During Colorado Concert ... They Called the Cops!

Ralphie May
I Was So High During Colorado Concert They Called the Cops!

Ralphie May was a mile high during his concert in Colorado Thursday night ... so wasted the cops had to step in.The concert started out well ... the opening acts were great. But things went… READ MORE >

- 619 days ago
Comedian Ralphie May -- Weed Nearly Killed Me!

Comedian Ralphie May
Weed Nearly Killed Me!

"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 >

- 1712 days ago
Ralphie May Newsflash -- 'Don't Take Drugs to Guam!'

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

Ralphie May has issued an official warning to prospective Guamanian drug smugglers everywhere: don't bother -- according to the comedian, "taking weed to Guam is like taking a sack lunch to a… READ MORE >

- 2176 days ago

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