Comedian Ron Funches will be at the Soho Theatre from Friday 10th June- Saturday 18th June. We caught up with him to ask him about his new show and which comedians have inspired him over the years.
What can people expect from your new show ?
They can expect a chill good time and a lot of laughter.
You're an American comedian, so what's your opinion of British humour?
I'm a big fan. I love Jimmy Carr and John Oliver and The Mighty Boosh and of course Benny Hill.
Do you have different jokes depending on where you are?
No I just hope people understand what I do and I adjust- that's it.
When did you realise that you had a talent for comedy?
When jokes got me out of several spankings as a child.
Which comedian do you most admire and who has influenced you over the years?
Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, Lucille Ball
All comedians have both good and bad experiences on stage so can you tell us about your best and worst moments so far?
Best moments have been being on Conan and opening for Dave Chappelle. I tend to forget the bad.
You've had a lot of TV appearances so which has stuck with you the most and why?
I love @midnight with Chris Hardwick because it's so much fun and I've enjoyed playing weirdos on Undateable, New Girl and meeting Justin Timberlake for the Trolls movie.
You released your debut album last year- so can you tell us a little bit about this?
It's a collection of some of the material I've worked on for the past 10 years. The shows I'm doing in London will be new material since then so go buy Funches of Us to get ready for me!
You've done several voiceovers too, so what is a typical day like when you're working on a project like this?
I wake up, put on slippers and then drive to a sound booth where I act like an idiot for about an hour then they give me a check.
What is next for you?
I'm in the Netflix animated series Home coming out in July, Dreamworks Trolls animated movie in November and a untitled movie with Bruce Willis later this year as well. Hopefully I'll have a new stand up special as well.