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Voted one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Ralphie May has released, a record-setting, four one- hour comedy specials and will be releasing two more this year, proving that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. In addition, he recently released a vintage comedy album recorded in Houston in 1998 and his new line of barbecue sauce called “Fat Baby Jesus.” Lovable enough to get away with anything, Ralphie continues to capture the hearts of thousands on his sold out tours and promises to make you gleefully uncomfortable.
Since his debut on season one of “Last Comic Standing,” audiences can’t get enough of the larger than life comedian. Ralphie has a proven track record of selling out multiple shows in 1,500 to 3,000 seat venues. He has a no nonsense point of view and the ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society’s hypocrisies. Ralphie doesn’t shy away from touchy topics or ethnic jokes, nor does he bite his tongue when society suggests, because he sincerely believes that as long as what he’s saying is true, people need to hear it.
Born on February 17, 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in Clarksville, Arkansas, Ralphie was one of four kids raised by his single mom. At the age of seventeen he won a contest to open for his idol, Sam Kinison. He later moved to Houston to develop his comedy routine, at Kinison’s suggestion. “All the comics I’ve ever admired, whether it be Kinison, Lenny Bruce, Buddy Hackett or Richard Pryor, all share a commonality,” says May. “They’re a tour de force. When they speak, there’s no room for rebuttal. They’ve thought it all out. Even the pros and cons of their argument, they raise openly and debate in the midst of their conversation and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.”
On the small screen, Ralphie has worked as a writer and producer on ESPN's “Mohr Sports” starring Jay Mohr and performed stand-up on numerous late night talk shows including four appearances on CBS's “The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn” as well as eleven appearances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He has appeared on “The Man Show” and MTV’s “Bash” as well as guest- starred on NBC’s “Whoopie.” As if that’s not enough, he’s also one of a handful of comedians to have received a standing ovation on “The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno.”
When he’s not on the road, Ralphie divides his time between Nashville and Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Lahna, their wonderful dog Hoochie Mama, and their two children, April June May and August James May. He 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.
For additional information, please visit http://www.ralphiemay.com or his online press kit at:
“Hot chicks are always appreciated in society, but meet one like Lahna Turner who can make you pee your pants with laughter and you've got yourself a rare find. Juggling a successful comedy career, a husband (fellow comedian Ralphie May), two kids and upcoming role in the movie "Teacher of the Year," and a freakin' podcast, we wonder if there's anything this superwoman can't do.” - Ali Lerman, OCWeekly.com
“No small laughs… Some of the best musical comedy I’ve ever heard.” - ComedyCritic.com
“Lahna Turner is a crass comedian in a deceptively sweet package!” - CafeMom Studios
“Lahna is truly hilarious.”- All Access Magazine
Lahna Turner is quickly becoming one of the hottest females on the comedy circuit. With her sharp wit and hilarious songs, Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as a wife, mother, and the uncensored inner voice of millions of women. In August, she will release her first one-hour special, filmed live in Las Vegas, titled “So… I Wrote A Song About It.”
Able to relate to people like few entertainers can, Lahna is absolutely unafraid to say things that might at first seem “uncomfortable,” but inevitably have the audiences relating and rolling with laughter. She has a unique point of view as a comedian. She’s a mother of two children, a wife, and a writer. She balances her career and home life brilliantly, with a seemingly endless amount of energy. She is then able to take her life experiences and her comedic wit, and relate to people about the things we all go through on a daily basis.
Lahna has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet and VH1. She has also been featured as a commentator on CMT Insider and most recently on TruTV’s “How to be a Grownup.” She regularly plays the top comedy clubs and theaters around the country and has also done several tours for the USO. Recently, she made her big screen debut in the indie film “Teacher of The Year,” which is currently touring the festival circuit. Her two comedy albums, “If These Lips Could Talk” and “D!@k Jokes and Other Assorted Love Songs,” have received airplay at top radio stations across the country as well as National Lampoon’s Top 40 comedy countdown, and are currently in rotation on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
When she’s not on the road, Lahna divides her time between Nashville and Los Angeles with her husband Ralphie May, their two wonderful children, April June May and August James May, and their dog Hoochie Mama. For more information, please visit LahnaTurner.com, Facebook.com/LahnaTurner.com and YouTube.com/LahnaTurnerVideos.