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    Ralph Duren May [1] (February 17, 1972 – October 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian and actor, known for his extensive touring and comedy specials on multiple media platforms. Early life. May was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, [2] and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas. [3] . He was the youngest of four children. [citation needed]

  3. Jun 16, 2023 · Ralphie May was born on February 1, 1972, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was raised in Clarksville (Johnson County). He grew up listening to veteran comedians Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Sam Kinison.

  4. BIO. Born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, Ralph Duren May was one of four kids raised by his single mother. At the age of seventeen he won a contest to open for his idol, Sam Kinison.

  5. Oct 6, 2017 · May was born in Tennessee, but raised in Arkansas. He got his start in comedy in the clubs of Houston. He had been recently named the Casino Comedian of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo.

    • February 17, 1972
    • October 6, 2017
  6. Oct 6, 2017 · Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee ― but raised in Arkansas ― May’s first break came at age 17, when he won a contest to open for comedian Sam Kinison, his idol. Kinison encouraged May to move to Houston and work on his comedy there. May took the suggestion, eventually graduating from a performing arts high school in the area.

  7. Ralphie May was Ralph Duren May born 17 Feb 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to parents Charles Winston and Sue Ann (nee Sykes) May, the youngest of 4 children. Raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, Ralphie May struggled with obesity throughout his life, but refused to let his weight define him, describing himself as "not a fat comedian but a comedian ...

  8. Oct 6, 2017 · His career took off after that, as May, who was born in Tennessee and raised in Arkansas, parlayed his Southern charm into stand-up dates across the country, as well as appearances on “The...