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Jonah Ray      

American Actor, Comedian and Writer

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Ray later moved to Los Angeles. He first pursued opportunities in punk rock, but later started to focus on writing and performing comedy.

Ray started his TV career as a writer's assistant for The Andy Milonakis Show, as well as working as a writer and performer on Showtime's sketch comedy pilot "The Offensive Show". He is also a frequent sketch and stand-up performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and has made appearances on programs such as Saul of the Molemen, Crossballs, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!

He also hosted "Joe Genius", an online program about humor and homegrown science, on Revision3.[2] Previously, he worked as a writer and occasional voice actor on Current TV's program SuperNews!. He previously wrote for Web Soup on the G4 network, and then The Soup on E!. As of October 2012, he has left The Soup. Ray hosts a weekly comedy show called The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani, produced by Nanjiani's wife, Emily Gordon, at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

Ray is one of Chris Hardwick's co-hosts of The Nerdist Podcast and television show. In February 2011, Ray revealed on an episode of the podcast that "Jonah's Arcade", a video gaming-comedy pilot he created and stars in, was not picked up by Comedy Central.The pilot was later released on YouTube, produced by the same producers of Web Soup.

Jonah recorded a seven inch record of his stand-up comedy for AST Records entitled "This is Crazy Mixed-up Plumbing", released in 2006. He followed this up with his second release entitled "Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello" on May 15, 2012, which received mixed reviews.

Jonah had several videos from South by Southwest on comedy website Super Deluxe as well as his own web-series called "The Freeloaders Guide To Easy Living with Jonah Ray".


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