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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday To-Do: Ralphie May

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Ralphie May performs at Robinson Center Music Hall Friday.
  • Ralphie May performs at Robinson Center Music Hall Friday.

RALPHIE MAY
8:30 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $40-$55.

This is the week for Arkansas boys made good coming back home. The day after legendary musician and Delight native Glen Campbell plays Robinson, Clarksville native and standup comic Ralphie May will take to that same storied stage.

May recently chatted with Times contributor Philip M. Provost.

Here's May discussing how he got started in comedy: "I got to enter a contest to open for Sam Kinison when I was 17. This was 1989, and he was the pinnacle of standup at the time. He pulled a prank on me: He told me to say the wrong thing, to scream and yell at the audience, to tell them they're all stupid. It got me booed, and then he came on stage and said, 'Can you believe that kid, talking to people like that? He'll be crying backstage, thinking his comedy career is over, he'll never be in comedy again.' But Sam loved me, he said it went perfectly."

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