Air Date: Sunday, March 04, 2012
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on COMEDY
Episode Title: "Ralphie May: Too Big To Ignore"
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NEW YORK, February 21, 2012 - The colossally clever COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up special with the World Premiere of "Ralphie May: Too Big To Ignore" on Sunday, March 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Filmed at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, the larger-than-life comedian dives in and reveals the hilarious quirks that infiltrate politics, race and even his family. May explains why going to Los Angeles is just as good as going to Mexico, why one should never leave their house without their wallet in Arizona, and how there is one boogie man the world no longer has to worry about (Osama bin Laden). From being compared to Chaz Bono to explaining why a gay man is the greatest wing man a straight man could have, May proves he is lovable enough to get away with anything and just too big to ignore!

Since his debut on season one of "Last Comic Standing," audiences can�t get enough of May. Voted one of Variety�s 10 Comics to Watch, May has starred in three other COMEDY CENTRAL specials: "Ralphie May: Girth of a Nation" (2006), "Ralphie May: Prime Cut" (2007) and "Ralphie May: Austin-tatious" (2008). Selling out theaters and colleges everywhere, May proves that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. He has served as a host of COMEDY CENTRAL�s "Live at Gotham," and has appeared at the South Beach Comedy Festival and the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He has also appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," "The Man Show," MTV�s "Bash," NBC�s "Whoopie," and as a writer and producer on ESPN�s "Mohr Sports." When he�s not on the road, May contributes much of his time and energy to helping others. Since establishing a residence in Nashville, he has been actively involved with the 100 Club of Nashville, various youth organizations and the Humane Society. May is currently capturing the hearts of thousands on the "Too Big To Ignore" national tour. For additional information and ticket sales visit www.ralphiemay.com.

Credits for "Ralphie May: Too Big To Ignore" include May and Ben Feigin as Executive Producers, Michael Drumm as Director and Supervising Producer. The special was produced by Deez Nuts Entertainment and Ben Feigin..

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