TBA Diaries: Portland Stand-Up Comedy Photo Album: Live!

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Arts & Books
There’s plenty of humor at PICA's Time-Based Art Festival. A roomful of adults dressed in pastel-colored bedsheets prompts giggles. Cynthia Hopkins, who just closed a two-night run of her one-woman show, A Living Documentary, struck notes of whip-smart hilarity with her motivational-speaker schtick. Tonight, Mammalian Diving Reflex opens All the Sex I’ve Ever Had, in which 60- and 70-somethings ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Why You Should Schedule Undateable

If not quite appointment viewing, try and at least pencil in former Portland comic Ron Funches' new sitcom.

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Movies & Television
“Every underdog has its day” reads the ad tagline of Undateable, and NBC's newest sitcom seems guaranteed at least three of them. After dumping the first two episodes at the center of its once-grand husk of a Thursday night, the network plans to air another two—less than a binge but more than a snack—at the same time slot for the next two weeks, and then presumably some determination will ...   More
 
Friday, May 30, 2014 JAY HORTON

NBC Sends Ron Funches and Rest of Undateable Cast on Standup Tour

The network still hasn't set a premiere date for the comedy.

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Movies & Television
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 ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Q&A: Ron Funches

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Arts & Books
All good things, it seems, must eventually move to Hollywood: Ron Funches, one of Portland's best standup comics, is taking his talents to Los Angeles next month. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, the 29-year-old comedian relocated to Oregon to escape persecution for being "the only brother on the block into bumping Alanis Morrisette." Juxtaposing a disarmingly childlike demeanor with jokes ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Tortillas at Ten Paces

Gossip boardin’ dirty down Southwest Fairview.


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ZUKIN VS. ARELLENO: Powell’s Books has confirmed a faceoff between Portland restaurateur Nick Zukin (of Mi Mero Mole) and California food critic Gustavo Arellano (of OC Weekly) for Oct. 10. The even   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 WW Culture Staff

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