Ray Williams – 28 – Recreational Writer, Amateur Comedian, Combat Sports Fan, and All-Around Weird Guy – Washington, DC


I'm just a guy trying to find my way in this crazy world, and I'm glad I found a cool community I can identify with.

Favorites (hover / click to see name)

  • music

    • Pearl Jam
    • Aloe Blacc
    • Ben Folds
    • Joshua Radin
    • The Swell Season
  • movies

    • Kill Bill Vol. 1
    • Kill Bill Vol. 2
    • Friday Night Lights
    • Black Dynamite
    • Just Friends
  • I am BlerdNation because...

    I've been against the grain for as long as I could remember. I don't fit the mold of a stereotypical "black guy" and that's okay. We as blerds can't be stuffed into a neat little box. We as a people are very diverse, and this site clearly showcases that.

  • Who is your blerd role model? Why?

    Keegan-Michael Key, Dr. Cornell West and Andre Meadows. Key loves what he does and isnt afraid to show the passion for it in his projects. He's also proud of who he is. Dr. West showed me that you can still have conviction for what you believe in while still showing class and dignity. Meadows is a little-known YouTuber who goes buy his handle, Black Nerd Comedy. He impressed me with his humor and his willingness to freely share what's on his mind. He's another example of a non-stereotypical "black guy" who shows a lot of dimensions to himself.

  • How do you stay connected to other blerds?

    You can hit me up on Twitter and Facebook. You can also check out a few of my videos on YouTube. I would give you my number, but let's take things slow and see what happens first.

  • What’s your most awkward blerd moment?

    Singing along with a teenage stranger to a professional wrestler's theme song during a WWE live event.

  • What’s your favorite word/phrase?

    "OH, SNAP!!!", or "Uh, no!" (response commonly given by fictional patriarch Michael Kyle, on the show My Wife and Kids)

  • What are your goals/passions?

    Goals: become a special education teacher, get married, have children, make friends Passions: my faith, pro wrestling, music, movies

  • What are you listening to, watching, or reading that impacts you or that is giving you a different perspective?

    Recently, I saw Bo Burnham's new special, "what." He's reinventing how comedy can be done, and he's only 22. Also, "Key & Peele" have given me a new outlook on sketch comedy. They genuinely look like they're having the time of their lives doing the show.

  • Are there any famous, or not-so-famous, people that you think would be a great addition to BlerdNation?

    Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Dr. Cornell West, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Michael Eric Dyson, sports journalists Michael A. Smith and Jemele Hill, TV personalities Tanisha Long and Jordan Carlos (both from MTV's Girl Code); professional wrestlers Big E Langston, Xavier Woods, and Kofi Kingston; NFL player Richard Sherman, YouTubers Andre Meadows and LaMarr Wilson, Maya Rudolph, and Sasheer Zamata

  • What advice would you give to other blerds?

    It's cliche, but be comfortable in who you are. People of the same mind will gravitate towards you.

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