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

January 8, 2024

What’s Poppin’ Congregation? This week, Scam Goddess is Live from the Den Theatre in Chicago.

December 14, 2023

This week on I Hate Christmas, Niles welcomes Ashley Ray to break down Christmas Movies. They discuss their shared love of ‘Jingle All the Way’, highlight the Xmas movie contributions of Angela Bassett and Whitney Houston, and more.

October 26, 2023

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? Ashley Ray joins the show to dissect how so called civil rights activist, writer, and company founder Jeffrey Shaun King is still out here scamming.

October 20, 2023

Happy Fraud Fridays! This week we revisit our episode with Ashley Ray-Harris talking about a true scamming King, Shaun King.

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’!