Ashley Ray

Ashley Ray

Ashley Ray is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, and pop culture critic by way of Chicago. Her work explores the intersection between culture and the intimacies of race, gender, queerness, and, sexuality. Ray’s tweets, podcast interviews and unique brand of off-puttingly black comedy have been covered in The Chicago Tribune, Vulture and Paste. Her pop culture opinions and reviews have been published on The A.V. Club, Vulture, Vice, and The Guardian.


TV, I Say w/ Ashley Ray is a podcast dedicated to all things TV, hosted by Ashley Ray, the internet’s leading TV pop culture expert! A writer for Vulture, Variety and Emmy Magazine, each week Ashley keeps listeners up to date on the shows everyone is talking about, digs deep into classic tropes, and breaks down the best moments in television with some of your favorite comedians, actors, TV writers and more! TV, I Say with Ashley Ray is the hangout sitcom of a podcast you’ve been waiting for.

Guest Appearances

September 8, 2022

London! It’s almost time for your Live Midnight Snack with Michelle Collins and … Michelle Collins (and Dan Acton)! Get your tickets now for the opening weekend of the London Podcast Festival.

This episode Mich and Dan dish up the right amount of restaurant pet peeves – including questionable drizzles and chicken of the sea callbacks. It’s an episode recorded AT midnight which can only mean one thing… Michelle loses her absolute sh*t. Then we welcome comedian, writer and podcaster Ashley Ray to finally call those SMITH GIRLS out once and for all. (More like SNITCH college..) We also delve into Spitgate (please don’t be sick of it yet), East German Queer Cinema (who knew!) and a lot of our favorite TV. Stop what you’re doing and listen to TV, I Say with Ashley Ray right now!

September 5, 2022

What’s poppin’, con-gregation? It’s the re-release you all have been asking for, the Shaun King episode part one with Ashley Ray. You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because we’re talk about a true scamming King. We recently reunited for a part two cause, he’s still at it. Check it out. Stay schemin’! 

September 1, 2022

Comedian and podcaster Ashley Ray joins Jameela to discuss the different ways therapy has helped her, how being weighed in front of her class in sixth grade kickstarted her eating disorder, how her mother’s long distance relationship helped Ashley discover her own desire for polyamory, the responsibilities and romance of a polyamorous relationship, what people get wrong about polyamory, and more.

Check out Ashley Ray’s new podcast – TV, I Say with Ashley Ray – wherever you listen!

Follow Ashley on Instagram and Twitter @theashleyray

You can find transcripts for this episode here:

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Jameela is on Instagram and Twitter @JameelaJamil

And make sure to check out I Weigh’s Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube for more!

November 9, 2021

Ashley Ray tells the story of a TV show that changed her mom’s life. Featuring Ashley’s mom, Sharon, and Academy-Award-winning filmmaker, Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, Queen Sugar).

Check out Ashley’s Podcast “TV I Say” on her website here:

And make sure to follow @theeashleyray on Twitter and @theashleyray on Instagram.

August 24, 2020

What’s poppin, con-gregation? You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because Ashley Ray is on the pod to talk about a true scamming King. Stay schemin! 


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