Glazer: Last Call For Ralphie May on Small Stage Monday, Tuesday at Stanford’s

Ralphi May is easily the most famous funny guy from NBC’s Last Comic Standing...

Oddly enough Ralphie, weighing in at 700 pounds at the time, didn’t win. He came in third. But after the run with Last Comic Standing, Ralphie was everywhere, The Tonight Show, several TV specials, including three on Comedy Central and on and on.

By 2009 Ralphie was the top act in clubs, selling out everywhere.

He was scheduled at Stanfords that next March, but as it always seems to happen, the big offer finally came his way. A national tour at theatres. Yep. That means 2,000 to 5,000 people a night at places like the Midland in KC. No more morning radio, no more flying in early for media and best of all much bigger paydays. Theatre acts usually command $20,000 a night and up. Some like Lewis Black make $60,000 to $80,000 a night.

Not a bad gig.

Comedy clubs usually only seat 200-350 so paying anything over $20,000 a weekend is tough. There just are not enough seats. Yes, we have paid more, like Lewis Black and Larry the Cable Guy. We paid Damon Wayans $30,000 for four shows in 2000 at Westport. It’s scary for a club to promise that when weather can kill your sales in the fall/winter and even Spring.

So Ralphie will team up with Saturday Night Live star Jim Bruewer to cross the country in theatres this spring/summer/fall. 

And he’s had to cancel his club shows. HOWEVER, Ralphie being a good guy said, "Craig I know your show is just a couple weeks out, I don’t want to screw you guys over, so I can come in Monday/Tuesday and do a few shows to make up for it. Is that cool?" 

Man, that was so nice of him.

Even though we have contracts with our bigger name stars, they mean nothing when someone wants to move a date or cancel.

I can tell you this rarely happens. They usually just bolt. So Ralphie proved that in this greedy, often hateful world, there are still some decent people and he is one of them.

He will be at Stanfords, likely for the last time, Monday at 8 PM and Tuesday at 7:30 and 9 PM.  Nice.

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11 Responses to Glazer: Last Call For Ralphie May on Small Stage Monday, Tuesday at Stanford’s

  1. HARLEY says:

    A PIG IS A PIG….YOU CAN’T DRESS HIM UP…
    saw this fucking pig on tv….he wasn’t even funny. He’s whats wrong with this nation.
    Too many fat fucking overweight pukes costing the healthy ones like me and glazer
    money because they can’t stop eating and in the end he’ll have heart/cholseterol/
    breathing problems and cost the systme millions of dollars cause he can’t control
    his own unhealthy lifestyle.
    I hope standfords has extra support on the stage for this lard ass because he
    is one fat mother fucker. and worst of all he’s a disgrace to the rest of the fat
    fuckers in america…….tell this pig to try liposuction.
    Glazer…does the guy have a rider in his contract that requires you feed him?
    Because if you do…this pig fat ass no talent creep will bankrupt you.

  2. joel wienberg says:

    Harley You Must Hate Yourself Sooooooo Much
    Harley I saw and worked with Ralphie when he was in Westport at Stanfords in the late 90’s, he couldn’t be nicer. The man has a medical issue, not an eating disorder. My God what is wrong with you. Ralphie is very funny thats why he sells out. Maybe at 70 you are too old to get his jokes. Give it a rest Harley, you make a fool or yourself.

  3. downtown davey says:

    Joel Is Right
    Yeah, I have seen him twice, funny young man. He pokes fun of his weight, but most of his act is on life itself. He is a smart guy. Harley that was kinda out of line.

  4. Maureen says:

    Harley People Who Live in Glass Houses…
    Harley maybe this man has tried to lose the wieght. Who are you to say such awful things about a person you have never met? I don’t know his humor, I am not into comedy that much, but jesus you are so full of hate. Did mommy and daddy leave you somewhere on a doorstep. All you offer is bitter and mean. I feel sorry for you Harley, you must be miserable.

  5. Merle Tagladucci says:

    If this dude weighed 200 lbs he wouldn’t even be able to find work.

  6. smartman says:

    2 each his own
    Ralphie’s schtick is based on hime being fat. Harley’s schtick is based on him being an ignorant, pompous, uninformed moron. It works for both of them but Ralphie has figured out a way to monetize his affliction. Game, set, match to Ralphie.

  7. craig glazer says:

    Ralphie is down below 400 now
    The man had his stomach stapled, has two young children now. He has a great wife, she works the club is funny on her own,Launa, and a good mom. She brings the kids with her, they have a nanny. Ralphie has tried everything to get the wieght off. He does diet. Its a med problem. He may not live to see 50 if he can’t get lighter, he is well aware of this and wants to live for his family. He is a sweet person in a buisness that has few like him in kindness. I love the guy. Plus he has great hash, hah.

  8. Radio Man says:

    Heard Ralphie On Dare Today Killer
    Man he cracked my ass up this morning on 98.9. The bust in Guam, drug dogs, hystarical. I even bought two tickets for Tue night since tonights show was sold out. This boy is funny. Is he gonna be back on radio tomorrow?

  9. Coo Koo says:

    Saw Him Last Year, Great
    Saw Ralphie last year, he did an hour on bj’s, crazy stuff. Enjoyed him very much. Can’t go this year, broke, but I will go see him and Jim Brewer at the Midland this fall, will be fat by that time.

  10. Hearne says:

    Craig’s got a whopper to unleash today
    Unless he chickens out. Something about a Ralphie / Craig meltdown and the big guy storming out of KC to the airport sans doing Tuesday’s shows.

    Don’t miss this one!

  11. Hearne says:

    Craig’s got a whopper to unleash today
    Unless he chickens out. Something about a Ralphie / Craig meltdown and the big guy storming out of KC to the airport sans doing Tuesday’s shows.

    Don’t miss this one!

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