Comedian Ron Funches Announces First Australian Tour

Comedian Ron Funches Announces First Australian Tour

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. Frontier Comedy could not be more pleased to announce his Australian debut!

Ron is resoundingly taking the comedy world by storm and will be a very welcome international addition to the 2019 Australian comedy festival circuit; kicking off his Australian debut with five shows at the iconic Comic's Lounge for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, followed by a show each at Perth's Regal Theatre and Sydney's Factory Theatre.

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 among the best of 2014 by Vulture. Now, with his brand-new, full hour Giggle Fit (released Jan 4, 2019) immediately hitting number one on the iTunes comedy charts, garnering praise from the likes of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Busy Philipps, Patton Oswalt and Seth Myers, and earning the distinction of the highest rated Comedy Central special in two years, it's clear the world can't get enough of the big cuddly teddy bear with the soft voice and biting wit. Giggle Fit gets its Australian release on the 13th of February through Comedy Central.

In August 2018, Funches launched his Gettin' Better With Ron Funches podcast, in which he sits down every week to talk about his life, passions, hobbies, and how he is on a constant journey to better himself. Describing it as a journey he shares with his listeners as they try to get better health-wise and spiritual-wise and creativity wise , Ron's infectious positivity and charming on-air presence has proven an instant hit. The empowering podcast has already racked up hundreds of 5-star reviews and glowing endorsements from his followers who can't wait for another weekly dose of the bundle of joy that is Ron.

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 and movies of the past 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!

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
Tue 16 Apr - Sat 20 Apr 8.30pm
The Comic's Lounge | Melbourne, VIC (18+ *)
comedyfestival.com.au | Ph: 03 9245 3788

*This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+
(U18's with parent or guardian)

PERTH COMEDY FESTIVAL
Wed 24 Apr 7.00pm
Regal Theatre | Perth, WA (All Ages*)
perthcomedyfestival.com | Ph: 13 28 49

*This event is recommended for patrons aged 15+


SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Sat 27 Apr 9.15pm
Factory Theatre | Sydney, NSW (All Ages*)
sydneycomedyfest.com.au | Ph: 13 28 49

*This event is recommended for patrons aged 16+ Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.
We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than
the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

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