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This Might Get a Little Heavy

A Memoir

by Ralphie May Author · Nils Parker Author

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There was a time when Ralphie May was one of the biggest standup comedians in the country, both by ticket sales and by tonnage. While some things changed—Ralphie losthalf his body weight—others did not: he will be remembered as one of the most successful comics of his time. Completed just months before his untimely passing, in This Might Get a Little Heavy, Ralphie takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of his life and career, one that winds across the country, over obstacles, beyond heartbreak, and through the golden age of stand-up.

Raisedin poor, rural, Arkansas by a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, Ralphie's early years were the perfect breeding ground for the kind of pain and stress and adversity that only comedy can cure. Bitten by the comedy bug at a Methodist sleep-away camp when he was 12 years old, Ralphie seized a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity six years later at an open-mic in a pizza parlor. Mentored and inspired by legendary comedian Sam Kinison to move to Houston, where he got his start, Ralphie packed his bags and never looked back. A major headliner for over twenty-five years, in This Might Get A Little Heavy, Ralphie finally tells the world how a chubby poor kid from Clarksville went from Arkansas to Houston to Hollywood and beyond. Full of never before told stories from Ralphie's life, This Might Get A Little Heavy will bust your gut, pull at your heart strings, and touch your soul.

Publication Details

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Imprint:
St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date:
2017

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Ralphie May (Author)

RALPHIE MAY was a stand-up comedian who burst into America's living rooms when he finished runner-up in the first season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Since then, he had five specials on Comedy Central and two with Netflix. He toured extensively, ...

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