Ray Ellin

Born to host

Known for his ability to ad-lib and improvise with any crowd, Ray Ellin has become one of the most sought-after hosts for corporate and special events. Gifted at energizing audiences, Ray has become widely known for his ability to connect and interact with audiences of any age and background. Along the way, he's helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes.

Ray Ellin was honored as one of New York’s “Best Emerging Artists” and “Ten Standout Stand-Ups Worth Watching” by Back Stage magazine, and even received a proclamation from the city of New York for his contributions to comedy. He is a comedian, television host, actor, writer, and filmmaker.

Ray's the popular host of LateNet with Ray Ellin, the first comedy/variety show to simultaneously combine both in-studio and interactive online audiences. The show features A-List celebrities, top comedians, and musical guests including Chevy Chase, Hank Azaria, Leonard Nimoy, Paul Shaffer, Susie Essman, Fran Drescher, and more.

"Hands down, the best comedy host ever! Ray closed our annual conference on the highest note possible, leaving attendees wanting more — and eager to come back the next year."

— Telos Corporation

In addition to LateNet with Ray Ellin, Ray has also been the host and writer of the syndicated television shows The Movie Loft, New York Now, PremiumTV, and BrainFuel TV.

Ray is currently hosting the all-new Gong Show Live, a resurrection of the legendary ‘70s talent competition. He will also be the host of the upcoming game show Worth The Wait.

Ray is a featured performer in NYC’s hottest comedy clubs and a regular weekend emcee at the world famous Comic Strip Live. He served as TBS’ emcee at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and has performed at hundreds of colleges and comedy clubs around the country. Ray's racked up an impressive list of television credits including appearances on HBO, FOX, VH1, DISCOVERY, ABC, NBC, and England’s Mancs vs. Yanks. Ray was also profiled on Dateline NBC, in which it was discovered that his blood pressure actually drops right before he goes on stage!

Profiling the top three Latin comics in the country, Ray executive produced and directed the film The Latin Legends of Comedy, which was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox.

Ray also managed to find time to co-create and produce the animated series La Familia, featuring John Leguizamo, and the Jack Daniel's Latino Comedy Series, a 13-week comedy event in New York City. The enormously successful program was tapped by other major U.S. cities including Chicago and Miami.

As an actor, Ray has taken on a variety of theater roles. He co-starred in the romantic comedy Killing Cinderella, and produced and co-starred in the short films Yellow, The Try-Out, The Face, and Felix the Painter. He has appeared in several television commercials including spots for Volkswagen, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and a multi-part campaign for the Sci-Fi Channel.

Book Ray Ellin today to MC your next corporate or special event — making it funny, memorable, and an all-around success!

Ray's Appeared On: LateNet with Ray Ellin, Gong Show Live (MC of the new live stage producion), Fox Television, VH1’s Best of…, Discovery Channel, Dateline NBC, Primetime Live on ABC, Chris Rock Show on HBO, La Familia With John Leguizamo on Telemundo, Latin Legends of Comedy (Twentieth Century-Fox), The Onion, The Movie Loft, New York Now, Premium TV, BrainFuel TV, Worth The Wait, Hidden Beauty

Ray's Performed For: Las Vegas Comedy Festival on TBS (MC), Kaltura, Inc., Maidenform, Inc., National Basketball Association, Paltalk, Microsoft, Tom Tom, Telos Corporation, Community Mainstreaming Associates (CMA), Theatermania, National Entertainment Fund for the Cultural Arts, Juvenile Diabetes, Dress For Success, American Red Cross, Foa and Son, OCE Systems, Tikva Orphanage, Comp4Kids, STTR Animal Rescue, Autism For Kids, Taglit Birthright, America's Funniest Compliance Professional, New York's Funniest Reporter