UARK Bowl is starting their 2013 winter comedy season strong by showcasing well-known, brutally honest, Arkansas native Ralphie May. May will perform to a sold-out audience on Jan. 17 starting at 8 p.m. with what he said is all new material that can’t be seen on his fourth and latest one-hour special “Too Big To Ignore.”
“People are nervous my show will be the same as my specials. I stop doing all the material as soon as the album is released,” Ralphie May told The Free Weekly. “People in NWA, we don’t make a lot of money. If they spent their money to see me I want to make sure they had a good time.”
Growing up in Clarksville, May is no stranger to Northwest Arkansas, although he said he feels like it after being gone for over six years. He hasn’t been wasting his time though. May has acquired a huge fan base and much recognition from the comedy world after his appearance and second-place win on Last Comic Standing, a platinum CD “Just Correct,” and guest spots on ESPN, Jimmy Kimmel Live and others.
May’s show may be sold out, but other comedians coming to town this season will offer similar comedic experiences with their own personal flare.
Mo Alexander, Jan. 25 — Intelligence, debauchery and all-around entertainment, Alexander is the product of Memphis, Tenn. Whether it was growing up in Memphis, being raised by his grandmother, or his Catholic high school upbringing, Mo’s outlook on life is helping him to make the world laugh.
Roy Haber, Feb. 1 — Whether it’s making fun of his height (5’2”), tackling personal issues, slamming an analytical magnifying glass on world events and society in general, or sharing a story from his travels — Roy Haber’s comedy is live, direct and brutally honest. Fans rave of his wit and edge, as well as the relevance of his humor in today’s “Patriot Act” society.
David Nickerson, Feb. 8 — A 10-year comedy veteran, David Nickerson has toured with “Howard Stern’s Killers of Comedy,” “Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour,” “The Raunch Tour,” and he has headlined clubs all over the world, including three tours overseas. Nickerson is opinionated, brutally honest and uninhibited, as he has the ability to dazzle the audiences with a storytelling presentation that has him recognized throughout the comedy scene.
Mike Brown, Feb. 15 — Mike Brown’s experience as a talk radio co-host/producer, stage actor, voice-over artist, event host, recovering musician and comic book writer/artist have contributed to his nearly two decades of making people laugh. His war stories from the dating world mixed with pop-culture and social observations and amazing impressions have made him one of the brightest rising stars in comedy.
Stewart Huff, Feb. 22 — Stewart Huff has been performing comedy for more than 15 years. Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine — and genuinely unexpected — comedy. His knack for embracing the foibles of humanity and his refreshing originality make him as likeable as he is hilarious.
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