Comedian Ralphie May to return to Grand Junction
A performance by comedian Ralphie May at Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre on Jan. 15 left many attendees scratching their heads, or worse — disgruntled by what they deemed an unsatisfactory show.
“Comedian Ralphie May loves his fans,” a press release said. “Last week, several audience members left his show in Grand Junction, Colo., unhappy and that was unacceptable to him. To make it up to them, May will return soon to perform a second show. This date will be announced soon, but May wanted his fans to know he’s coming back. The ticketing company for his original show will grant all ticket holders from the January 15, 2015 performance the ability to reprint the tickets so they can attend the upcoming concert free of charge.”
Buzz on TMZ insinuated that May was high on edible marijuana during his Grand Junction show; others in the audience complained about sound, and what appeared to be an inebriated May leaning on stools on stage. Reports online show May allegedly being escorted from Avalon Theatre by police for his own safety.
“I’ve received hundreds of emails from people in Grand Junction and I want to come back and do another show for them,” said May in a press release. “I have pleased crowds for 25 years and I want to make this right. I’d also like to invite the police officers, who were professional gentlemen, on-stage to show my gratitude for their assistance the last time I was in town. I want everyone to feel like they got their money’s worth, which is why I always give my audience more than what they pay for. Grand Junction, I’m not going to cheat you in any way. You have a great town made up of wonderful people. I am racially insensitive and politically incorrect, but I’ll make you laugh till your sides hurt for two hours.”
May is currently traveling the country, dishing out humor in “The Filthy Animal Tour.” Other Colorado stops included Boulder, Colorado Springs and Beaver Creek. He debuted on season one of “Last Comic Standing,” and has since released five comedy specials over the last decade (many of them available on Netflix).
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