Ashley Ray is the most famous bisexual solo polyamorous Black queer comedian, actor, and writer currently based in Los Angeles. Ashley was a punch-up writer on the upcoming Amazon animated series, SAUSAGE PARTY. Ashley wrote on the animated Adult Swim series, ALABAMA JACKSON created by Donald Faison.
Ashley is the host of Earwolf’s TV I Say with Ashley Ray which has been featured in the New York Times “Podcasts to Look Out For” and Vulture. She’s appeared on many popular podcasts including Scam Goddess with Laci Mosley and Storytime with Seth Rogen. She’s also a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Crooked Media’s Lovett or Leave It. She co-edited Maria Bamford’s audiobook, “You Are (A Comedy) Special” for Audible.
Ashley was selected as one of HBO Max’s Queer Comics to Watch for 2021 and filmed a digital special for the platform. BET named her as one of 5 Black Women Comics Who Should Be On Your Radar for 2023. She’s been profiled by Northern Public Radio, Bust Magazine and the Observer.
As a freelance writer, Ashley has been published in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, The Cut and The Guardian. Her newsletter about TV, pop culture and life as a solo poly bisexual dream babe was named “One of the Best 2020 Newsletters to Subscribe to That Will Keep You Informed and Entertained” by Marie Claire.
I recently fell in love with this podcast and listened to 3 episodes in a day! I absolutely love hearing funny people talk about their most irrational fears with someone who is focused on just how real that unreal fear might be.
Every episode is a reason why I would date Nicole Byer, but hearing relationship mishaps makes us all feel less alone.
They’re my best friends even though I can’t talk back to them, but this is the closest I’ve come to feeling like my own personal conversations are being recreated among celebrities and I get to listen in.
If Las Culturistas are my celebrity friends, Vibe Check is my FAMILY. It’s like my gay cousins got a podcast and let the world listen in on how smart and funny they are.
Never Seen It is a podcast where comedians write versions of movies they’ve never seen. Yes, it is amazing. I’m personally a big fan of my version of Taxi Driver.
This podcast has found new twists on trivia games for so long now, it’s almost incredible that they find new ways to stump their guests. I have fun even when I lose!
This podcast started as a Sopranos recap show, but when they finished that it became a recap show for The Wire (no name change needed). The show is great at breaking down these dense, serious shows with levity.
Two of my favorite comedians joined together to create a podcast so different and wild, it’s really unlike anything I’ve heard before. Nothing describes it except, well, it’s the two of them doing their thing.
Everyone listens to Keep It! I don’t have to tell you to listen to Keep It! Wanna know what Angela Bassett is loving about life? Listen to Keep It! Wanna have your hot take validated? Keep It! has got you covered!