Former Portlander Ron Funches might still be waiting for his NBC series to hit screens, but at least he gets to embark on a nine-city standup tour with his co-stars.
Funches joined the cast of Undateable
nearly a year ago, about a group of romantically challenged men. Though NBC has yet to set a premiere date for the scripted comedy—never a good sign—Deadline Hollywood reported today
that it’s sending out Funches, co-stars Chris D’Elia and Brent Morin and co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence on a comedy tour. The four are all standup comics, which the network clearly hopes will generate some interest in the show. NBC has recently dumped two other scripted comedy shows
, The Michael J. Fox Show
and the Sean Hayes-starring Sean Saves the World
The standup tour starts in New York on March 2 and ends March 20 in Los Angeles, hitting cities such as Chicago, Boston, Houston and Detroit. Portland isn’t on the list.