Episode #9: Ron Funches

Ron Funches knows he’s a giggly teddy bear, but how much do you know about Ron Funches?

Since moving from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles, Funches has found success as a writer, actor and stand-up comedian, with roles on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show, IFC’s Portlandia, and now as Shelly — one of the seemingly undateable regulars on the sitcom Undateable, which starts its third season in the fall of 2015 with a full slate of live primetime episodes on NBC. Funches recently shaved his beard to play a prostitute in a scene for Bruce Willis’s upcoming movie, Going Under. He tells me all about that, and more, in his journey toward Hollywood success and staying happy with where he’s at as a single father trying to make it in show business.

Lots of great advice and life lessons! So let’s get to it!

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Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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