It all started for Ralphie May when he won a contest to open for his idol, comedian Sam Kinison, at age 17. Things snowballed from there, leading up to a second-place win on the first season of Last Comic Standing in 2003. That led to appearances on The Wayne Brady Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live and more, not to mention platinum-selling DVDs and podcasts. Audiences love his no-nonsense point of view and his ability to connect with a diverse audience by pointing out society's hypocrisies. He's big, he's bold, and coming to Santa Cruz!