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Ralphie May, Last Comic Standing’s first runner-up, has died

Ralphie May, one of the breakout stars from the NBC series Last Comic Standing, died today at age 45 of cardiac arrest. His publicist released a statement that was also posted to his Twitter account: “We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May. Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled a …

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viewers pick Last Comic Standing tonight; NBC limiting number of calls.

viewers pick Last Comic Standing tonight; NBC limiting number of calls. After tonight’s episode, viewers will vote to select the person who will truly be the Last Comic Standing. Five finalists remain: Dat, Cory, Rich, Ralphie, and Tess. (Gannett profiles the final five in greater detail.) Each will perform for five minutes from Paris in …

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comic says banter between another comic and Joe Rogan was scripted.

comic says banter between another comic and Joe Rogan was scripted. Last Comic Standing contestant Jen Kirwin hosted a premiere party last Tuesday, and told guests that Ralphie May’s “banter post-performance with Joe Rogan was … scripted in advance.” A group of 10 female comics, including contestant Carmen Lynch, who made the final group of …

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Last Comic Standing helps NBC win Tues.; American Juniors wins its hour.

Last Comic Standing helps NBC win Tues.; American Juniors wins its hour. NBC’s Last Comic Standing “dominated from 9-11 p.m.” with an average of 9.7 million viewers, and ending its second hour with 10.1 million viewers. Although FOX won the first hour of the evening with American Juniors‘ 8.7 million viewers, NBC won the night. …

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Last Comic Standing house had “claws out” drama, “blood on the floor.”

Last Comic Standing house had “claws out” drama, “blood on the floor.” NBC’s Last Comic Standing, which debuts Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, follows 10 comics living in a house and competing for a Comedy Central special and a contract with NBC. Judges for the show include Phyllis Diller, Buddy Hackett and Joe Rogan. Host …

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