Ralphie says that he gets his inspiration from other great comedians, such as Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Doug Stanhope.
Ralphie knew he wanted to do standup comedy at the age of nine. He began doing so at the age of 13. At the age of 17, he began doing standup professionally.
Ralphie appeared on Celebrity Fit Club and lost 27 pounds.
After graduating high school, Ralphie moved to Houston, Texas to begin his comedy career. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked as an actor, writer, and producer.
Ralphie and his wife have one daughter, April June May. She was born on September 5, 2007.
At one point in his life, Ralphie weighed in at 800 pounds, and underwent gastric bypass surgery.
Ralphie was a part of a huge car accident when he was 16. As a result, he broke 42 bones and that was the point he began to gain a lot of weight.
Ralphie graduated from Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Arkansas.
At the age of seventeen, Ralphie entered a talent show and won. As the winner, he got to open for Sam Kinison, which was his dream come true.
Released on February 10, 2004, Ralphie's first DVD, Just Correct, went platinum.
Ralphie's trademark is his weight. He weighs in at about 400 pounds.
Ralphie is married to Lahna Turner.
Ralphie is 5'9".
Ralphie May: I have a lot of pride in the fact that I don't do a lot of fat material. I give people who are overweight a positive role model that their whole life doesn't have to be fixated on that.
Ralphie May: I hate comics that try to change the world. That's not my job. That's for the king. I'm the jester. I'm there to make you laugh.
Ralphie May: My wife is also a standup comic, so it's something for me that's awesome. She's a beautiful girl. I really married above my level. She was with me when I was a lot heavier and a lot broker and when you have that type of thing in your life you can do anything you're given.
Ralphie May: I loved Celebrity Fit Club. Celebrity Fit Club had a lot of heart especially if people go into it with a positive attitude like I did, like this is going to be a positive experience. I made a lot of head way in my life and for that I got a lot of people who respect me for what I did on that show.
Ralphie May: Last Comic Standing was a great opportunity and it was a great learning experience. Even though I didn't win, I've had more success than the actual winner.