“I’m my own cousin, ” comedian May says as he describes his own Southern background, bouncing from state to state and eventually landing in Texas. He’s Southern through-and-through. He also, as he states, “has some black in him.” May, who easily weighs in at over 300 pounds, brings a special brand of comedy—hip-hop from a fat white dude who lives in the hood of Los Angeles. What’s better is that no one is spared. He’s sick of a P.C. world afraid of un-P.C. comedy, and he’s ready to dig into African Americans, Hispanics, homosexuals, white people and everyone else under the beating sun. “Just be correct” he preaches in his recent stand-up DVD, filmed just after he returned from Iraq in a stint entertaining the troops. He got his break opening for Sam Kinison after winning a talent show, and there’s a lot of Kinison in his work—less manic, of course, but just as striking. But, he’s right, everyone needs to relax—he’s only kidding, they are only jokes. (Tom Lynch)
Zanies, Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, St. Charles, (630)513-1761, 7:30pm. Also, Feb 25, 8 & 9:45pm, Feb 26, 7 & 9:45pm, Zanies Vernon Hills, 230 Hawthorn Village Commons, Vernon Hills, (847)549-6030. $20 + food/beverage minimum.