Ray is a Brooklyn-bred, Puerto Rican lad with a pinch of Irish look (we know, it's confusing). From the streets of Staten Island, young Ray stepped into the working world at just 9 with a shoeshine box and a charm that melted hearts. That was until puberty dropped in, added a few pounds, and forced Ray to switch from "aww" to "haha."
Earning a dropout badge at 14, Ray skipped school for life's big classroom. Using his chit-chat skills, he jumped between gigs: robot manufacturing, corporate sales, nightclub managing, acting, film-making... you name it! Amidst all that, comedy stages started echoing with Ray's candid tales.
With an actor’s flair, Ray doesn't just crack jokes – he takes you on a vivid flashback tour. Picture this: proposing on April Fools (bold move, Ray) or cruising with his wild Puerto Rican dad, who thought car brakes were perfect tools for childhood concussions.
Ray's dedication? He once bashed his head with a mic, bled on stage, and STILL slayed with ten more minutes of comedy. Commitment level 100!Other apt descriptors for Ray Vazquez include: fiery, determined, straight-shooter, goofy, grumpy, and always peckish.
In 2016, Ray battled on Amazon Prime's "Comics Watching Comics" and faced defeat. But like a phoenix, he took criticism, revamped his act, and treated comedy stages like his own Rocky montage.Come November 2017, the spotlight was on Ray at the illustrious Gotham Comedy Club. This time, "Comics Watching Comics" witnessed a fierce comeback, crowning Ray as the first-ever redemption champ!
If Ray's journey was a shoe, it'd shine brighter than a Broadway marquee, thanks to his impeccable shoeshining roots.