Ralphie May talks growing up poor, Sam Kinison and respect on The Laughspin Podcast (Audio)

With seven stand-up comedy specials under his belt and the ability to sell out theaters across the country, Ralphie May is one of the most prolific comedians of our time. He’s only 43 and already has 25 years in the business. His latest special Unruly is now streaming on Netflix, so we thought it was the perfect time to catch up with Ralphie on The Laughspin Podcast. Below are just

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Comedian Ralphie May admits, ‘I’m really messed up’ and enters rehab

Comedian Ralphie May has made good on the promise he made Oct. 1 through Twitter to enter a rehab facility to get help with his weight and mind. And although his wife, musical comedian Lahna Turner says he’d rather be home than in the Malibu facility, “It seems to be helping, somewhat. He seems to be getting better. But he doesn’t want to be there. That’s the honest truth.” Turner

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Why Louis C.K. postponing season four of ‘Louie’ is a good idea

Ever since Louis C.K. struck a deal with FX three years ago to produce his own show, comedians across the country have been telling their agents and managers, “I want the Louis C.K. deal.” At the heart of the deal is total creative freedom and control of the business aspects of the show. It also means a production budget much leaner than you’d expect for a comedian of C.K.’s caliber;

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Ralphie May headed to ‘mental facility’ for weight and depression, postpones shows

One of the greatest things about stand-up comedy is that, moreso than their mainstream movie and television star counterparts, comedians are afforded the chance to be totally honest about their personal lives without suffering severe public backlash. This is due in large part to the inherent personal nature of most comedians’ stage acts, which many times reflect exactly who the artist is when they’re not in a room or theater

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Comedian Ralphie May was “close to death” after suffering blood clot

A great many of you have been e-mailing us asking about the health status of comedian Ralphie May ever since Team Ralphie, yesterday, tweeted about him contracting pneumonia. A rep for May tells us today: “He has developed pneumonia and is now in a hospital in Tampa. He’s had to cancel some dates, but he’s being cared for by a great team of doctors, so he should be back on

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Jay Mohr brings dude-centric debate show “Master Debaters” to Fuel TV

Hey, Dudes. Get on the couch, scratch your balls, eat something fried and get ready for your very own television debate show. Fuel TV announced today that comedian and actor Jay Mohr will host a new project called Master Debaters with Jay Mohr. Get it? It’s a debate show, and the name makes you think about jerking off! Because that’s what guys do– jerk off. All the time. Any chance

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Exclusive: Lewis Black, Nick Kroll talk about upcoming Bonnaroo performances

Just like the music stages at the 10th Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival offering a wildly diverse array of styles, this year’s Comedy Tent has also broadened its scope to include not only some of the best and edgiest stand-up around but spoken word, puppets and a couple of television casts. Expertly booked by Rocky Benloulou-Dubin, this year’s performers include Lewis Black, the 420 Comedy Blaze hosts by Cheech Marin

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Ralphie May tells about his drug bust in new Atom.com video

You may remember that in late September comedian Ralphie May was busted for possession of marijuana at Guam International Airport. No big deal, really. The Last Comic Standing alumn was fined less than $100 and was let go. And May was happy to talk about it to the press, explaining that he got nabbed because he wanted to pet the drug sniffing dogs. Oops. Anyway, now we get to hear

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Ralphie May looks to hit big screen, television

Ralphie May has enjoyed a lot of success since appearing on last comic standing in 2003. With three hour long specials already under his impossibly large belt, the comedian seems to be looking to get into television and movies at this point in his career. Watch as he sits down with Rob McCollum from Good Morning Texas to discuss his upcoming movie, Best and Brightest, in which he plays a

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Comedy Matters with Judah Friedlander, Ralphie May and more

Comic Strip Xmas Party The truth is I liked my last column so much it was hard for me to start to write this one. That’s a dangerous thing for a writer to fall in love with his own stuff! Anyway, thanks to all of you who sent your condolences on my Mom. For the second year in a row, The Comic Strip had an amazing, kick-ass holiday party, and

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