Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Jonah Ray moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to play and tour in indie rock bands, 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, before being fired then immediately being re-hired as a full-time writer. Since then Jonah has written and performed on shows such as Human Giant, Supernews, Web Soup, The Soup, and has appeared as a stand up on Conan, Live at Gotham, and Comedy Central’s Mash Up.
Ray hosts a weekly comedy show called The Meltdown with Kumail Nanjiani, which has been called the best comedy show in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly and has been featured on Last Call With Carson Daly. The success of the show prompted Comedy Central to create The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, just picked up for its second season, where Jonah is both an Executive Producer and on-camera host. He is also one of Chris Hardwick's co-hosts of The Nerdist Podcast which is also a show on BBC America.
In addition to all this, Jonah Ray can be seen touring the country as a solo stand-up supporting his latest comedy record from AST Records: Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello. which debuted at number one on the iTunes Comedy Charts. His half-hour special for Comedy Central’s The Half Hour series was filmed in Boston and aired in 2013.