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Encyclopedia > Ralphie May

Ralphie May, (born 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American stand-up comedian who usually performs in Los Angeles, California. May entered the public eye when he appeared in the first season of the reality television series, Last Comic Standing, in which stand-up comedians compete for a television contract. May finished as first runner-up. His career has taken off since then, and he performs at some of the most well-known comedy clubs across the country. May's first CD and DVD, titled Just Correct, was released on February 10, 2004 and has since gone platinum. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: Scenic City (official), Chatt-Town, River City, Chatty, Chattavegas, The Noog Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Area    - City 370. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Last Comic Standing is a reality television talent show that premiered in 2003. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


May first got into comedy after he entered and won a talent show while still in high school. The prize of the talent show was the right to open for Sam Kinison. After graduating from Clarksville High school in Clarksville Arkansas, he then moved to Houston, Texas to perfect his comedy, and then to Los Angeles, where he has worked as an actor, writer, and producer. A caricature of Sam Kinison exhibiting the aggression and anger of his stand-up comedy acts. ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ...


May is a morbidly obese comedian, at one point weighing over 800 pounds. He began gaining weight following a car accident at 16, in which he broke 42 bones. After gastric bypass surgery, he has lost a great deal of weight in recent years. In 2005, he appeared on the television show Celebrity Fit Club, where he lost 27 pounds. Even though May only lost 5.6% of his body weight (one of the lowest in the history of the show) he has managed to lose almost another 100 pounds since the show. May currently weighs about 365 lbs. Obesity is an excess storage of fat and can affect any mammal, such as the mouse on the left. ... Gastric Bypass (GBP) refers to a group of similar operative procedures used to treat morbid obesity, a condition which arises from severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue, and the resultant health problems (co-morbidities) which occur. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight for charity. ...


He also did a special on Comedy Central called "Ralphie May: Girth of a Nation".


Trivia

  • He was once not cast because he was too fat to play a "fat guy".
  • His album, Just Correct has gone platinum.
  • He once weighed in at over 800 pounds.

External links

  • Official site
  • IMDB entry
  • MySpace

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RALPHIE MAY (360 words)
Despite the show's outcome, Ralphie's special brand of comedy combines the familiar elements of hip-hop and topical comedy with a dash of southern down-home flavor and quick wit making Ralphie May one of the most popular comedians in the country.
The New York Times raves, "Ralphie is phenomenal..."The Washington Post describes his comedy style as a "Tour de Force." At the age of seventeen, Ralphie entered a talent show, to which the winner would get to open for Sam Kinison.
Ralphie won the contest and after the show, Sam turned to Ralphie and said, "That was the funniest thing I've ever seen in my life."A long way from that first night opening for Sam Kinison, Ralphie's 2nd DVD/CD just recorded in Knoxville, Tennessee April 2006.
Comedy Central: Comedians: Ralphie May (384 words)
Ralphie has worked as an actor, writer and producer on ESPN's Mohr Sports starring Jay Mohr and had four appearances on CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" as well as eleven appearances on "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
The New York Times raves, "Ralphie is phenomenal..." The Washington Post describes his comedy style as a "Tour de Force." At the age of seventeen, Ralphie entered a talent show, to which the winner would get to open for Sam Kinison.
Ralphie won the contest and after the show, Sam turned to Ralphie and said, "That was the funniest thing I've ever seen in my life."
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