I am comedian Ron Funches. I play Shelly on NBC's Undateable. Ask me anything, I'm very cuddly.
Okay. First of all, shout out to Suki, happy birthday, I hope you have many multiple nine lives. My favorite things to put on a hot dog are chili and mustard because that's what Sonic the Hedgehog would do.
In the privacy of my own home with any consensual ladies that I enjoy. Or just if I'm dancing alone.
First of all, I know who this is. And no, sorry, I'll start it soon.
I LOVE it. LOVE. For sure. He actually doesn't hate it that much, he's annoyed and pretends to be annoyed, but I think he likes the attention.
Super Blue Dream.
Oh, thank YOU. And I love being on @midnight because it's super fun and they shoot it on the I Love Lucy stage, and I love Lucy. And Chris Hardwick is surprisingly, annoyingly nice.
I'm not. But thank you. And I got into comedy because I just did not have any other skills that I felt like developing. And I didn't want to have to take a drug test for work.
Probably not. But I reserve the right to change my mind if you're super cool and come to all of my shows.
My favorite comedians right now are Tig Notaro, Todd Barry, Moshe Kasher, and Rick Glassman.
Yes, he's cooler, actually. He's been very helpful to helping people know who I am as a comedian without him getting any sort of financial reward for it.
I don't know. I don't think I am? I think I'm pretty good, I just try to have fun and be super-nice to people and not try to hurt people I guess, that's it?
Just that! I'm a lady! How should I approach you!
You should just say hi to me. If you're interested in me, just come up to me, and say "Hi, I like you, I think you're handsome and would like to hang out sometime." I will probably say yes because no one has asked me out like that before.
I dunno. I'm working on my hour always. I have a half-hour that you can livestream on Comedy Central on June 20! Next Friday! I guess I should be telling people that. Watch my half-hour comedy special on Comedy Central next Friday June 20.
You have work to do tonight.
Yes, and he is VERY hilarious, which is really annoying when it's mixed with the fact that he's handsome and charming, so ladies love him. Have you seen his eyes? They're so blue. They're like, watery ocean blue. It's annoying that he's so talented. But I love him.
Super-normal! I auditioned, my manager got the audition in. I auditioned several times in front of a lot of different people, and then eventually they said "you're going to get this job." I wish it was a better story, but it's super normal.
Yes! That show would most likely be called "Night Night with Ron Funches." And it will be on Funny or Die soon. So look out for it.
It's going really well, seeing that I live with my buddy Ian Carmell who is working on Chelsea Lately, and so he is doing well, and I'm also doing a short film with my buddy Matt Braunger.
Ooh, thank you, that's fun! My favorite books are... hmmm... favorite favorite. I would say the most recent favorites are Illusion by Richard Bach, I'm a big fan of All Quiet on the Western Front, and As I Lay Dying.
YEAH, for sure! Mostly I'm excited about - what's the name of that game? Super Smash Brothers! And then also the new Zelda.
It would be Midnight Marauder by A Tribe Called Quest.
Because they don't do standup, and if you don't do standup you don't want to go from city to city hanging out in clubs while other people do standup.
Awww YEAH I 100% remember you! You're super fun! I think about you sometimes and hope you're doing well. No, I don't want that pipe back. You hold onto it, and hopefully I will run into you and see you.
Favorite Tribe Called Quest album is Midnight Marauder, my favorite De La Soul is Three Feet High and Rising. And Midnight Marauder is my favorite album of all time.
First of all, thank you very much, I really appreciate that.
It was just a big part of my life, and I like to write about my life and what I go through, so it was something I knew I could not ignore or avoid. Yeah, there were periods when people made me feel weird about it or they would say things to me afterwards, but I talked to some people who had kids who had Autism or were on the spectrum and they let me know how much it helped them or made them feel better. And then I knew I was doing the right thing.
My favorite comedian is Tig Notaro! And I don't know how I got to be adorable, maybe it was because I was raised by ladies or I'm just naturally lazy and chilled out. I'm not aggressive and so I think that makes adorable. I also have a great giggle. ^tee^hee
I think Skeeter developed some sort of a drug problem, because she's always hanging in the lab with Beaker, and I think she would love Undateable because she's a big fan of just, madcap romps.
My favorite member of The Shield is Dean Ambrose.
I don't know what that means? I think that sometimes people think I'm putting on an accent, but I never thought that people thought i was faking. It's just me. And I think he does, yeah, he didn't like the joke where i called him an asshole, but other than that he likes it, i have enough money to buy him whatever video game he wants.
The only one that bothers me is the Lions stuff, because I'm a Chicago Bears fan. But I feel respect to the greatness of Barry Sanders, so it doesn't bother me that bad.
I would cast me as me.
And then I would replace everybody else with WWE people like AJ Lee, for sure, and then also who else, AJ could play Chris D'Elia. Paige can play Rick's character. And Lana could be Brent's character.
Heeheehee. Calm down.
It's all gonna be okay.
We're going to get to know each other a little bit, have some fun, it's not that big of a deal.
Mmm, I was 5. I was 5 and hanging out with my sister and making fun of my family and she loved it. And that's when I knew i liked it.
Hahahaha! I DO watch Undateable, which is probably really egotistical, but I do end up watching it a lot. I watch Silicon Valley, and Rick and Morty.
Hahaha! I don't think that it affects it. I mean, it all depends on your kids and your relationship. For me it makes me more patient and more relaxed. And I try to make sure I'm not smoking around him or during the daylight hours. So it's really about being a responsible adult like you would with any other stuff that you enjoy.
Aw definitely WITH you. I just laugh to deflect that I am embarrassed. I'm not laughing at you.
Oh, thank YOU.
That's so difficult! My favorite all time professional wrestler is probably... hmmm.... let's say Brett Hart.
I'm listening to a variety of things. Mostly Master P, the album is called Ghetto D. A lot of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. And MF Doom.
I dunno! That's so general. I just say keep doing standup, write about yourself and write about what embarrasses you.
Why would you be anyway else?
Yeah! I love bubble baths. Why would you not? You have some bubbles, you put out some candles, you put on some classical music, you got yourself a nice relaxin' evening.
Uh, no! Just that I learned to enjoy hockey and country music. PDX to LA, never mind. Let's back that up. I was broke, and now I'm on a television show, so that's pretty much the best anecdote I have. The food and hippy-dippy stuff, that wasn't weird to me.
Yes, I think so. I didn't write for this season unfortunately but i think I'm going to be in a couple of sketches. They're not that tasty because they are pretty stale because I keep them in my briefcase for extended periods of time.
We just do it once. We do an hour taping, we rehearse for 4 days and then we tape on the fifth day and I'd say we would do a take where they wrote it and then we do a take that's improvise. And I would say about 20-30% of the improvising makes it on TV.
Hehehehe. VERY. And pretty much the same. Very chill, relaxed guy who is fun to hang out with. Doug is awesome.
Focus on other stuff, focus on your personal goals, and that will attract people around you. Ladies that are worth being around, they like people who are about stuff, doesn't mean you have to be rich but you should be about something as much as hanging out.
Me, Chris, Rick and Brent. We're taking ovaaaaah.
Because he's awesome! Because he's just great! This is a silly question, you KNOW why, because he's the best!
He's very awesome, he's fun to be around. Brett is awesome, he's super chill and super fun. He would be a member of the Rat pack, if that was still a thing. He'd be the type of guy to still be in that.
ahahahaah we can START it, but then I am going to quit it early into it. But then you can take off and then I will sue you for the name.
It's a live studio audience.
Undateable doesn't use a laugh track, we have a live studio audience. You should come to a live studio audience taping, that's probably the best part of the show. I know people think it's a laugh track but it's a live studio audience.
He's probably dead. He ran away shortly after I made that joke. Hee hee.
Mostly it would probably be Dave Chappelle and Mitch Hedberg.
Because clubs make you do that so they can print your headshot out for when you come to their club or casting agents print it off your website? They made me do it, I didn't want to do it.
Well, I have one son, who doesn't travel with me, he stays with his mom mostly, but I live a different live. You can't judge it like a 9-5 job, there are weeks where I don't see him and then there are days where I see him all day every day. I just make sure to constantly communicate and tell him I love him and that I am there to provide for him.
My hair is awesome because I don't do anything to it, I just let it do what it wants to do. You can make your hair as awesome if you go SUPERSAIYAN!
Yes! I have one airing on June 20 on Comedy Central !
Hahahaha. HAHAHAHA. Okay, so, we need an Eeyore, so how about Kyle Kinane? I like that you're helping with this! Haha! Who else is left? Kanga and Roo. We need a wild person to be Tigger. And Christopher Robin, he's just going to be a chill white guy that's real chill. So let's have Todd Glass be Tigger. Ian Karmel can be Christopher Robin. And then we can have Jackie Kashian be Kanga. Roo would be Maria Bamford. And Rabbit, who's neurotic?! I guess Rick Glassman.
It's helpful with the live studio audience. Like I know how to help make them laugh, so in ways it's really helpful. It's just like doing standup with someone else's words, and it's helpful that i trust the other comedians on the show and I know their material and their personalities. It would be harder if I was on some type of drama like ER. Just imagine me on ER. Heehee.
He pisses you off because he's good at it. And he's a jerk. But then you say "he's a guy I like, I respect his work." So it's frustrating, and it's also amazing. And then he made fun of me, and I got my only strike. He made fun of me a lot.
Hahahahahaha. HAHAHAHAHA. I'm going to go with the Shock. Shock ALL DAY.
You don't use me as a third party between you and Victoria. I'm not that type of man. I'm on Victoria's side on this, you can't come to me, expecting me to be on your side! i'm with Victoria on this!
I thought it was awesome, because it keeps the storyline going and it means that Batista is gone. And I'm all for that.
It sounds like you're right on target! I've been in that position. I wouldn't worry about it. If you really are that good, keep working it out, you're being forced to focus on your art, so keep doing it.
I mean, those are options? A possibility? But it's not just a thing that I just give out. We can certainly talk about it. And then maybe yes.
Heeheeehee. I was neglecting my mayoral duties, my town is overrun with cockroaches, and I've moved on to Fire Emblem.
No. Not that often. Mostly the cartoons I watch right now are Rick and Morty. And what else? That's it. Rick And Morty. I watch a LOT of Rick and Morty. And Bob's Burgers!
Hahahaah. It was awesome. It was like a dream come true! To see those people at the top of their career that I want to work in, people who are better than me working in the field I want to do. I made Will Ferrell laugh a couple times, and it was like manna from heaven.
Because I had to do Undateable.
Mostly in my house. Or onstage at the Comedy Store, or the Improv, or Meltdown Comics.
Hnmmmmm. That's a good question.
Probably I would want to fight the duck-sized horses. Either way, it's going to be terrifying. It's a fight to the death, I want to fight the duck-sized horses. But if there's a chance I can tame the duck-sized horse, I'm all for that.
I love edibles, they are fun if you are on an airplane and you need to kill time. It's like your teleporting, because you fall asleep in one place and you wake up in a different place. And I'm not going to go to your house? Maybe if we just run into each other on the street or whatnot.
OOOOH, okay. So okay. So it's going to be Brian Pillman, who else is gonna be, Bret Hart, Ryan Bader and Shawn Michaels.
^Hee^hee^hee. I don't know? I should get my tech people on that!
Three words, okay!
I would say that Shelly is like a wise space cadet, you know? He's smart, but he's also air-headed. We are very similar in a lot of ways. He's probably a little more naive than me, but just a little bit, not too much, and we're probably equally as sweet.
I will track you down, come to your place, and make you watch the Bad Boy's 30 for 30 so you respect the Detroit Pistons.
Oh, when I knew I got the show? Mmmmmmm. It was amazing! It was exciting because were all like "hey! there's no way they're going to give me the show, they are just using me because they want somebody else, but then I was like I got it, it's a dream come true, I'm a television show." It's hard to describe, it was just amazing.
Yes. A lot of people do. A lot of people do. It's an easy thing to figure out, it rhymes with my name.
No. Because it's covered in cockroaches, like I said before. And I'm embarrassed.
All Comic-Cons are fun because they are full of people dressed up as characters. So you should have a better attitude and perspective on it, and you'll probably have a great time. You're talking about going to a con in a city where marijuana is completely legal. How would NOT have fun?
I dunno, it's like changing myself in different ways? I'd probably give him a girlfriend. I'd also give myself a girlfriend.
Chris D'Elia is a secret sweetheart. You don't think he's as sweet as he is, but he is. Brent is a ladykiller, ladies love him and he loves ladies. Rick is a genius and probably one of the weirdest people you could meet, but he's a genius. And Bill is one of the nicest bosses you could ever have and he makes you feel confident just being around him.
Oh okay. Yeah? Hehehehehe. Detroit has an ample bosom that can sustain us all.
I didn't come in the Chicago standup scene, I came up in the Portland Standup scene. I was in Chicago as a kid, so I can't answer that question.
Yes, I do! I was a late Community bloomer, I loved it and I'm sad it's not coming back to finish out. Pop pop!
Victoria if you want to be my best friend just ask me. But no, my son's my best friend, so you can't be my best friend, but we can be friends MAYBE. It depends on what you bring to the table.
And YES! Comedy Central half-hour NEXT FRIDAY june 20.
When I figure out how to add people online.
I would manage ... who would i manage? I forgot his name, gotta look him up. Xavier Woods. We both have badass hair, and he also works in autism, and I have a big respect for him. He would become a champion, and we wouldn't put up with no bullshit.
No! Hahaha. No. I would let it play out how it is because that's how it happened.
YES. CLEARLY. hahhaum. That's a very astute observation. I would say so. Definitely, he's awesome, he's a great talker.
Um, just trying to be better. And learn. And not doing the same thing all the time, just making sure that you are constantly growing and getting out side your comfort zone. I think it's the same for any career.
Just start. And keep going a lot. And be yourself and focus on what makes you you and unique! Just focus and keep going as often as you can.
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