Although Ralphie May has starred in commercials, television shows and even the movies, it wasn't until he participated in the reality television show Last Comic Standing that America took notice. May's career began at age 17 when he entered a comedy contest whose grand prize was the opportunity to open for Sam Kinison. The teenager aced the competition, and after he opened the show, Kinison encouraged him to stay with comedy. And stay he did, appearing on such television shows as The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show With Craig Kilborn. After winning Last Comic Standing, May took his act on the road and released the CD Just Correct in 2004.