Published Nov 17, 2015Ron Funches says "I am an excellent comedian" only a few minutes into his debut hour. That might sound a bit cocky, but he has absolutely earned the right to be that confident. Funches is one of the most original voices in the stand-up comedy world right now, and his hysterical material is crafted with incredible finesse.
Funches' comedy is characterized by pauses that build anticipation, witty and absurd material, and his calm but cheerful delivery. Additionally, Funches' contagious giggle that joyfully punctuates his jokes is also a signature part of his wonderfully unique style: his giggle is so great that it actually acts as an adorable, all-purpose joke tag. The cumulative result of these elements is a clever and charismatic voice that allows Funches to talk about everything from why people should murder their twins to the Muppet Babies with equal open-heartedness. It's a fascinating feat, and it justifiably thrilled the Denver crowd in front of whom he recorded the album.
The Funches of Us lives up to the hyping speech by rapper Trill God at the beginning of the album, as well as the hype of media and fans. Funches can give you big laughs while talking about robots, bad tattoos, and shaming your pets, but also deliver hilarity about drug tests, drive-by shootings, and autism. He stays true to himself, yet his hour has something for everyone. Plus he giggles "like an Asian princess." You can't ask for much more. (Comedy Dynamics)