A veteran of the first season of Last Comic Standing, comedian and Houston native Ralphie May started his comedy career as a teen when he entered a standup competition and won the chance to open for Sam Kinison. Like fellow rotund rollers Gabriel Iglesias and Bruce Bruce, May makes jokes about weight and ethnicity - though not always his own. "I don't understand the whole thing about calling black [people] African-Americans," he says on his most recent DVD, Austin-Tacious. "Why don't they name black folks after someplace they've been, like Compton-Americans or Detroit-Americans or Barbecue-Stand-on-the-Side-of-the-Road-Americans?" This, of course, from a guy who doesn't look like he's turned down much barbecue, no matter where it came from. 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit www.improv.com. $25.
March 18-20, 2010
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