“Comedy is one of mankind’s greatest achievements; the ability to laugh at ourselves is a unique part of our humanity. Comedy causes us to pause and reflect on our lives: it helps us to identify our beliefs, comfort our fears and forget our troubles. Comedy is a vehicle for conveying a plethora of human communications and is an engine for social change.” -Comedy Hall Of Fame

ALL JOKES ASIDE Vol.2, is a start up mission driven B-Corporation established to drive positive social change through the power of stand up comedy; Affect Social Change One Joke At A Time. Founded by Raymond Lambert, a founder of the original All Jokes Aside Comedy Clubs, the new vision is inspired by organizations like Global Citizen, BET’s Black Girls Rock, Chime For Change, and Red Nose Day; to leverage our relationships in the comedy community to engage like minded individuals and organizations to use our collective talents to address disparities that disproportionately affect underserved and disadvantaged communities throughout America. We have a particular interest in initiatives that expose, educate, and empower boys and young men of color.


Raymond is a social entrepreneur, filmmaker, and published author. He earned writing and producing credit for the documentary Phunny Business: A Black Comedy; an Executive Producer credit on “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” and is currently serving as a Producer on “We Want Harold”, the new Harold Washington documentary. Agate Publishing recently released his first book, All Jokes Aside: Stand Up Comedy Is A Phunny Business. Before launching his entrepreneurial ventures, Raymond served as a senior level executive in sales, marketing, and business development at Starz Entertainment Group, Gardner Rich & Company, Continental Bank, Shearson Lehman Hutton, and the Coca Cola Company. An Adjunct Professor at Columbia College, Raymond earned a B.A from Morehouse College, and a MBA from The University of Virginia Darden.