Ray is an Arab-American journalist also known for his stand-up comedy. He writes a syndicated column with a particular focus on the Middle East. Ray launched a standup comedy career to advance his agenda of promoting peace through moderation. He co-founded The Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour with Israeli comedians Charley Warady and Yisrael Campbell and African American Comedian/Journalist Aaron Freeman. The first tour was launched in January 2007 and broke the Arab Comedian taboo of refusing to appear with Israelis.