Arts & Humanities Society & Culture

‘Last Comic Standing’ comedian brings his act to UGA Oct. 17

Athens, Ga. – The University Union Student Programming Board at the University of Georgia will present comedian Ralphie May Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. on Legion Field. May is known for his blunt style and his jokes about race, politics, obesity and other sensitive topics.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., and raised in Clarksville, Ark., May won a contest at the University of Arkansas that allowed him to open for the late comedian Sam Kinison, who encouraged May to start his career in Houston. After a series of successful appearances in Texas, he relocated to Los Angeles and got his break on the reality television competition “Last Comic Standing.”

Despite a second-place finish in the competition, May successfully established a name for himself. He went on to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Wayne Brady Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Celebrity Fit Club” and “The Big Black Comedy Show.” He also appeared in three Comedy Central specials: “Prime Cut,” “Austin-Tatious” and “Girth of a Nation.”

Admission is free for students with valid UGACards and $10 in advance ($20 at the door) for non-students. Tickets are available at the Tate Student Center cashier window Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 706/542-6396 or see

The University Union Student Programming Board is a registered student organization within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs.