About

Humorist/Educator

Alan Ray, humorist and educator, entertains and inspires audiences with his unique outlook on work, play, family, and community. His “edu-tainment” principles motivate groups to care about how they communicate with others, to put a little fun into their daily lives, and to value and share learning. Throughout the presentation, his sense of humor is infectious, and he has audiences smiling, laughing, and feeling better about themselves.

Alan Ray is the author and originator of the world’s first daily comedy fax/e-mail service TeleJoke. He began this enterprise for radio station air personalities in July of 1988 and since that time has written over 65,000 topical one liners for hundreds of disk jockeys as well as headliner comedians such as Jay Leno, Dick Cavett, George Wallace (the comic), Will Durst, and the Capitol Steps comedy troupe.

Alan Ray is an occasional guest on various morning radio programs, including KABC-AM/Los Angeles, WCBS-FM/New York, KQRS/Minneapolis, and WRQR/Washington, DC. In print, Alan’s jokes have been syndicated by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.

Alan Ray is a professor of broadcasting communication at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He received his Ph.D. in communication from the University of Missouri in 1986. As an academic scholar, Alan Ray has written and delivered numerous presentations on the function of popular American humor in society and the role of entertainment in education. Alan Ray is a member of the National Speakers Association and a board member of the Sacramento chapter of the National Speakers Association.