Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore
Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore
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Ralphie May proves he's TOO BIG TO IGNORE in his record breaking 4th Comedy Central Special. Voted one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch, Ralphie May spreads his comedic wealth further than ever by tackling topics that will make you think and occasionally squirm. With no subject off limits, Ralphie dives in and reveals the hilarious quirks that infiltrate politics, race and even his family. 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.
|Format:||Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Run Time:||108 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||May 01, 2012|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 22 reviews|
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2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
The Return Of Ralphie May: Big Laughs From A Big Guy Mar 30, 2012
By K. Harris
It seems hard to believe it has been almost ten years since Ralphie May appeared on the first season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." While I wasn't always certain that I liked him (he and the other cool kid comedians ganged up on the show's eventual winner), I must say that I always found him quite funny and distinctive. After successful shows in 2006, 2007, and 2008 (Girth of a Nation, Bangin' With Ralphie May, and Austin-Tatious are all on DVD as well as an earlier performance in 2004's Just Correct), he hasn't made a Comedy Central special since. Well, I'm glad to see him back with "Too Big to Ignore", a lively set filmed before an enthusiastic crowd in Milwaukee's Pabst Theater. May, now older and more subdued, is still content to play the mischievous imp. He is the master at taking mundane situations and somehow rendering them uncomfortably filthy. One of this set's highlights has May and his young child riding a mall elevator and this conventional set-up leads to several squirm inducing moments.
For fans of May, this is certainly a welcome return. Setting the perfect tone, May skewers such unlikely targets as Chaz Bono (inspired) and even innocent little Dora the Explorer (the argument has surprising merit). The jokes are rapid fire and build in intensity. It's an incredibly solid set. Material-wise, it may be one of his strongest concerts, but I did like his new perspective as a husband and a father. As much as I enjoyed the actual comedy, however, May seemed a little more disconnected than usual. Instead of grooving with the audience, he would recite his jokes somewhere into space. Sometimes he cracked himself up, but the show really seemed to lack any tangible audience interaction. Still, a funny concert performer by a talented comedian. If you're a fan, there are worse things than having Ralphie May back after a four year hiatus! KGHarris, 3/12.
4 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Ralphy Is a King of Comedy Apr 27, 2012
By Catriona Watson
His degree of pathos, humor and bathos is hard to understand. First the guy is a genius, but he's a man of the people, he's dirty and works "blue" but he is never hurtful to minorities or women.
May has a lot of fast trigger stuff, and he is very very "Hip" and I mean hat in the old school senses of the word, but what got me the most was when he almost had a nervous breakdown when his dad died. I knew about him long before Last Comic Standing. There are a lot of Fat comics out there but if you will notice May plays down the fat stuff and goes for the real social insights. Hope his health is OK.
Racist, Offensive, Unfunny...Ralphie sucks May 06, 2013
Does Ralphie record his comedy shows at Alabama Ku Klux Klan meetings? Because honestly, only uneducated racist bigots with 2 1/2 teeth should find Ralphie funny. He says he's against racism and claims that we are too sensitive to the word Nigger because we don't use it or hear it enough, and that we can take away it's power to offend people by using it as often as possible. He then attempts to prove it for the next 2 hours by spewing one of the ugliest and most hateful words in the English language out of his disgusting fat mouth about every 13 seconds or so. Why don't you have some respect for people? You should be ashamed of yourself. Your so-called 'comedy' is so one-dimensional and flat I could knock it over like a cardboard movie display. It's just disrespectful and offensive and not funny in the least.
Now let me clarify...I see a LOT of comedy shows and I am not some uptight, easily offended pussy. But when someone says his whole show is about anti-racism and then goes on to spout two hours worth of horribly inappropriate Beaner, Chink and N***er jokes, that's not a comedy show, that's more like Tenth-Graders making fun of the foreign kid. Anti-racist, my ass.
Awesome Apr 26, 2013
I loved this special by Ralphie. I personally think it's one of his best as he went beyond just comedy to connect with fans and try to make things right in this world. We need more of that. Good on ya Ralphie =)
Just OK Apr 14, 2013
By Linda W
I usually find Mr. May exceptionally entertaining, he doesn't worry about being "politically correct" and I love that! (Even when he says something inappropriate about women, I can't be mad at him.) This is not his best work, in my opinion. He seems to be taking himself far too seriously, which makes him cross the line from simply politically incorrect (funny) to raving angry person (and Lewis Black does that bit much better!) It's OK, not great.
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