Ron Funches & more comedians come together to help end homelessness (axs.com)

Laurie Fanelli - AXS Contributor

By: Laurie Fanelli  AXS Contributor Oct 2, 2015 3 days ago
Ron Funches performing at Bonnaroo 2015

Ron Funches performing at Bonnaroo 2015
Laurie Fanelli

On Oct. 15, 2015, Union Station Homeless Services will host its 16th annual event entitled An Evening for the Station at the Arclight Pasadena in California. Throughout this incredible night supporters of the organization, whose mission is “to help men, women and children rebuild their lives, and end homelessness,” will enjoy performances from some of the top names in stand-up comedy including Ron Funches, Matt Braunger and “The Meltdown” co-hosts Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani.

Along with the main show, Homelessness Is No Laughing Matter, VIPs and event sponsors will also enjoy a special hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception. All proceeds from the event will benefit Union Station Homeless Services and its great programs. Along with the above mentioned acts, “Orange is the New Black” co-star Matt Peters will also be performing.

Funches has been keeping busy lately with his hit NBC series, “Undateable,” the second season of which premieres on Oct. 9. Straying from last season’s pre-recorded methods, “Undateable” season two will feature all live episodes, a technique that will surely lead to lots of laughs from the series’ talented cast which includes Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin and Bridgit Mendler. Funches also regularly performs live stand-up across the country.

Along with co-hosting “The Meltdown,” Ray and Nanjiani are both popular podcast hosts. Ray co-hosts “The Nerdist Podcast” with Chris Hardwick and Nanjiani hosts the “X-Files Files.” He also co-stars on the hilarious HBO comedy, “Silicon Valley.” Braunger is a “MADtv” alum and his latest comedy special “Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal” premiered on Comedy Central earlier this year.

Union Station Homeless Services was formed in 1973 and it is now associated with a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are collectively working to end homelessness. It is the largest social service agency assisting homeless and low-income families in San Gabriel Valley. Some of the programs offered by Union Station Homeless Services include housing dormitories, family solutions and employment services.

Head over to unionstationhs.org to learn more about this great non-profit organization and click here to pick-up tickets to the Homelessness Is No Laughing Matter event on Oct. 15. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.

Ron Funches Tour Dates

Oct. 8-10 Improv Comedy Club – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 17 Improv – Los Angeles, CA
Dec. 29 Zanies Comedy Club – Chicago, IL
Dec. 30 Zanies Comedy Club – St. Charles, IL
Dec. 31 Zanies Comedy Club – Rosemont, IL

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