Ron Funches Bio, Age, Wife, Tour, Movies and TV Shows

Ron Funches Biography

Ron Funches is an American comedian, actor, and writer known for starring in the NBC series Undateable as Shelly. He has also appeared frequently on @midnight and was a cast member and writer on Kroll Show.

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Ron Funches Age

Funches was on March 12, 1983, Los Angeles County, California, United States. He is 35 years old as of 2018.

Ron Funches Family

Funches grew up in  Chicago, Illinois along with his sister and mother. Their identities are not yet disclosed.

Ron Funches Wife

Funches was married but his marriage didn’t last. Before separating with his then-wife, they had a son. The identity of his Ex-wife is under review. His son’s name is Malcolm Funches and has autism.

Ron Funches Career

Ron Funches attended Douglas McKay High School. He started pursuing comedy at the age of 23 in Portland, Oregon after working at a series of jobs that he felt he was not suited for. Funches had a role in the 2015 comedy film Get Hard and had a recurring role on Crash and Bernstein.

He has also worked on the shows Bob’s Burgers, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, New Girl, Enlisted, Drunk History, and Portlandia. In addition, he was a frequent round-table guest on Chelsea Lately.

Ron Funches Net Worth

Funches has an estimated net worth to around 500 U.S million dollars.

Ron Funches Movies

Year
Title
Credit
Role
2014
Night Night with Ron Funches
Writer
Himself
Night Night with Ron Funches Ep 2
Writer
Himself
2015
Movie Mind Machine
Ron
Get Hard
Jojo
2016
Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie
Member of The Fat Boys
Trolls
Cooper
2017
Once Upon a Time in Venice
Mocha
Killing Hasselhoff
Bill
2020
Underlings
Sal
TBA
Lexi

Ron Funches TV Shows

Year
Title
Credit
Role
2011
Portlandia
Baseball Player
2013
Crash & Bernstein
Roland
Dead Kevin
Homeless King
New Girl
Street Musician
2013–2017
@midnight
Guest
Himself
2014
Mulaney
Rodney aka Tall Tucan
The Eric Andre Show
Writer
Selfie
Wayne
The Half Hour
Writer
Himself
Bob’s Burgers
Horseplay
Enlisted
Private Huggins
2014–15
Kroll Show
Writer
Ron Funches
2014–16
Undateable
Shelly
Drunk History
Various
2015
Cougar Town
Marty
BoJack Horseman
Levi
The Adventures of Puss in Boots
Fartholomew Fishflinger
Adventure Time
The Fool
2016
Great Minds with Dan Harmon
Idi Amin
Another Period
Hamish’s Cellmate
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
Himself
The Lion Guard
Ajabu
Harmonquest
Captain Ribs Sanchez
Cupcake Wars
Himself
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
Sharzod
Take My Wife
Ron
Transparent
Fredrick
2017
Drive Share
Nicky Nitro
Black-ish
Ledarius
Powerless
Ron
We Bare Bears
Wyatt
Future Man
Ray
2018
Talk Show The Game Show
Guest
Himself
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes
Sparko
2018–present
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Cooper
2019
Harley Quinn
TBA

Ron Funches Tour

  • FEB 28
    Thu 8:00p
    Irvine, CA – Irvine Improv
    VENUE INFO
    Irvine Improv
    Irvine, CA
  • MAR 2
    Sat 8:00p
    Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Improv (The Main Room)
    At the Improv: Orny Adams, Ron Funches, and More Tba!
    VENUE INFO
    Hollywood Improv (The Main Room)
    Hollywood, CA
  • APR 16
    Tue 8:00p
    North Melbourne, Australia – The Comics Lounge
    VENUE INFO
    The Comics Lounge
    North Melbourne, VIC
  • APR 17
    Wed 8:00p
    North Melbourne, Australia – The Comics Lounge
    VENUE INFO
    The Comics Lounge
    North Melbourne, VIC
  • APR 18
    Thu 8:00p
    North Melbourne, Australia – The Comics Lounge
    VENUE INFO
    The Comics Lounge
    North Melbourne, VIC
  • APR 19
    Fri 8:00p
    North Melbourne, Australia – The Comics Lounge
    VENUE INFO
    The Comics Lounge
    North Melbourne, VIC
  • APR 20
    Sat 8:00p
    North Melbourne, Australia – The Comics Lounge

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Ron Funches Interview

What’s an adjective you’d use to describe the type of career Kenan Thompson has had as an underrated person in comedy?

The main word I would say is consistency. I feel like Kenan is my generation’s Regis Philbin. He has been on television as long as I’ve been aware of television. By the time I was old enough to watch stuff, as I grew up watching Nickelodeon and All That, he’s just been on TV. He’s never been off TV. Now that I am in the business of entertainment, to know just how fucking difficult that must have been — as a black chubby nerd just surviving at making it year after year on television, to get up and do the occasional movie, survive being Fat Albert, and then go on and still be the best sketch member on Saturday Night Live, currently for sure, and he’s in the top ten, maybe top five all-time — is just an amazing feat. It’s a level of accomplishment that I don’t think I hear anyone talking about enough. He just now got a pilot on NBC. Just now!

It took 13 seasons for Kenan to get an Emmy nomination for his work on SNL, and he finally won his first one last year, which is crazy to think about. What would you say his best asset is as a comedic performer?

He is the best at faces. And people who work at Saturday Night Live have backed this up for me! I did an interview with Bobby Moynihan, and he says that they have numbers for Kenan’s faces. They’ll say, like, “We need a 36,” and then a 36 in a “Californians” sketch is different from him doing the 36 as Whoopi Goldberg. And he’s just been at it for so long, he can just dial them up. He can make a sketch that I don’t care about at all likable enough for me to get through. Then he’s been involved in these other sketches that mean a lot to me, especially as a black performer.

Is there a sketch that features Kenan you’d say was particularly foundational to your sensibilities?

The recurring sketch of “What’s Up With That?” It was just a perfect send-up of old BET shows and where some black entertainment was at that time, which was defined by being all catchphrases and being silly and stupid and there being no content. It ended up being a dumb running sketch that had a very smart message. Kenan played the host, who’d always find a way to burst into song and cut off his guests. At the time, I was not enjoying what I was watching on other shows from those types of networks. So to see someone poke fun at that with such an inspired performance made me realize there are other people like me who think that it’s stupid. That really helped me when I was younger.

Kenan really is the ultimate utility player in the tradition of Phil Hartman — the Everyman who is always committed to the character and in service of the ensemble. Do you think because of this he often gets overlooked when people discuss the all-time SNL greats?

Yeah, I think that’s exactly what does get him overlooked. It’s that thing where you’re so good at everything that people can take it for granted. There are certain performers, like Jimmy Fallon … let’s just be honest about Jimmy Fallon. For the most part, in sketches, he was not good. He was just kind of there. Then occasionally he would bat it out of the park, or he would look at the camera and break, and it was memorable. That’s why people will say Jimmy Fallon was wonderful on Saturday Night Live. But when you back it up with the stats, he doesn’t have that body of work. His run on the “Weekend Update” desk was not the one that people remember the most. It’s just that when he swung hard, he hit home runs. With Kenan, he’s the guy who constantly gives you doubles and triples.

Kenan first made his mark as a young performer on All That back in 1994 where, coincidentally enough, a full-circle prophecy began as he got to share a sketch with Chris Farley, who was then at the height of his SNL popularity. What did that show mean to you growing up?

I love All That. People would make fun of me because Kenan and I were very close in age and we look very similar — husky black gentlemen with a similar natural haircut. A lot of times I would get made fun of at school. People would call me Kenan all the time and it would bother me. It would bother me because he looks so much funnier than me. I was like, “I can’t be this guy. He’s so hilarious.” I loved him as Pierre Escargot with just him in a raincoat in the bath speaking French. So much of that show was silly and surreal and had no point to it, especially since those were sketches with just him carrying it. It was him and his imagination. You could just tell by those Pierre sketches that this guy was gonna be good. I think that’s another thing we take for granted — that he was a child actor, a child star, and for most people, that doesn’t lead to getting better when you’re older or the respect when you’re older. Usually, people flame out, and the fact that he hasn’t is amazing. We look at Kel Mitchell and we’re like, “He doesn’t have that great a career,” when in fact, Kel had a great career, too. Kel was in Clifford the Big Red Dog! We don’t even talk about that because Kenan is still around. And then you have Good Burger. C’mon. That’s the Wayne’s World for black people.