Razor-sharp yet soft and cuddly like a baby’s blanket, Ron Funches is a hugely in demand US comedian who frequently headlines shows across the US, UK and Canada – and he is finally making his Australian debut!
LA-born, Chicago-raised Funches made his stand-up comedy debut after relocating to Salem, Oregon as a teen. Citing Steven Wright, Tig Notaro and Todd Barry amongst his influences, Ron’s loveable laidback stage persona is a perfect vessel for his incisive observations on everything from casual racism to raising a son with autism.
Described as “comedy’s relaxing equivalent of a glass of wine in a fragrant bubble bath” by UK comedy Bible Chortle, Ron’s easy-going, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Funches regularly performs stand-up on The Conan O’Brien Show and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and his first TV special, The Half Hour on Comedy Central, was ranked as the 11th-best of 2014 by Vulture. Now with his full hour, Giggle Fit, already shot and confirmed for release in early 2019, it seems the world can’t get enough of the “big cuddly teddy bear” with the soft voice and biting wit.
From performing in roles alongside John Travolta in Get Hard and Chris D’Elia in Undateable to writing for The Eric Andre Show and appearing on Drunk History, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, Portlandia, Bojack Horseman, and Another Period, to frequently joining the round-table on Chelsea Lately, Ron’s credits read like a ‘best of’ the most popular comedy TV & movies of the decade.
With a genuinely unique style of performance, Ron’s low-key delivery, incisive punchlines and shrewd set-ups led the New York Times to declare that he "Purrs like a kitty cat, stings like a bee."
As a lovely as a big teddy bear with a unique delivery and lovable demeanour, don’t miss Ron Funches as he spreads the joy on his Australian debut in 2019!
"Funches takes to the stage like a boxer... telling tales that are charmingly frivolous. A delight" Chortle (UK)
"A subtle, savvy performer" New York Times (US)
"Purrs like a kitty cat, stings like a bee" New York Times (US)
★★★★1/2 "Funches is one of the most original voices in the stand-up comedy world right now, and his hysterical material is crafted with incredible finesse" Exclaim.ca (US)
"Funches’s wry worldview and fun-loving spirit are infectious, and there are intriguing flashes of steel beneath the surface jollity" The Guardian (UK)
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