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After controversial jokes, comedian Ralphie May reschedules Fargo show

FARGO -- Ralphie May has announced a new performance date in Fargo after his show was postponed last month because of a controversial clip of the comedian telling jokes about American Indians.

FARGO -- Ralphie May has announced a new performance date in Fargo  after his show was postponed last month because of a controversial clip of the comedian telling jokes about American Indians.

May will now perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Fargo Theatre as part of his “White Trash Christmas Tour,” promoter Jade Presents announced Tuesday, May 10. Tickets for this mature audiences show are on sale now for $35 at www.jadepresents.com , the Tickets300 box office or by calling (866) 300-8300.

Jade Presents said all previously purchased tickets for May’s originally scheduled Fargo show, which was postponed the day of the performance on April 12, will be valid for the new date. Ticketholders are asked to contact the box office with their questions

May, who broke out on the first season of “Last Comic Standing” in 2003, found himself in hot water this spring when a clip from 2005 surfaced online that featured May perpetuating stereotypes about American Indians. It led to an outcry and calls from some to cancel or boycott his upcoming performances.

May apologized, issuing a statement last month that said he was postponing shows in Fargo, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Burnsville, Minn., out of respect for the Native American community.

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“I have learned so much this week and I want to learn more,” he said in the statement. “My eyes are open and I hope to be a conduit for things that we are not taught.”

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