Ron Funches made his debut as a comedian about fourteen years ago, at 23, and took the comedy scene by storm with his loveable laid-back stage persona. 

He is an excellent stand-up comedian and actor. He has built an incredible resume. Whether it’s lending his voice to projects like Trolls, Bobs Burgers, and Adventure Time or starring in hit series such as The Goldbergs, Blackish, and New Girl. 


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He is also a brilliant writer. His writing credits include The Eric Andre Show, Kroll Show, and several television pilots. 

As if that’s not enough, Funches is a pretty solid dad too. For the longest time, he raised his autistic son as a single parent.  

Funches on Raising His Son

As a stand-up comedian, Funches often talks about raising his autistic son. It is his openness to his son’s condition that makes his act compelling.

He talks about the struggles of raising a son with autism, but does so jokingly, taking care not to mock or offend the autism community.

During a chat with late-night host Conan O’Brien on his show, Funches discussed his experience raising a mixed-race son with autism.

The comedian’s son is named Malcolm and though he is almost an adult, Funches avoids leaving his son home alone.  

He revealed that they have a full-time nanny. This was not because his son needed one, but because the comedian was fearful of what could happen when misunderstandings lead to altercations with people in power, such as the police. 

If things are getting out of control, you don’t want the police because the fear is that they will escalate the situation. Their job is to begin peace order quickly, and this could mean they could shoot someone. 

Funches shared that, throughout his life, he has protected his son to prevent such incidents from happening. He also feels strongly about the need for trained health service professionals rather than police officers to handle these situations. 

A Covid Wedding

After many years of raising his son alone, it looks like Funches has finally found someone he can lean on when parenting gets difficult. 

Last year during the pandemic, he got married to his girlfriend, Christina Dawn. Unfortunately, the most people know about Funches’s wife is through the comedian himself. The couple keeps their relationship relatively low profile, but Funches shared how they met via tweet. 

It appears they met through a dating app, and he even had a nickname for her.

After their marriage, Funches appeared on Team Coco and talked about his covid wedding. The couple got engaged in November 2019, and he admitted that getting married was the best decision he made in a really long time.

He shared they had an intimate wedding because of COVID, which was also a “great excuse not to invite racist family members.”

Funches admitted he never thought he would have a second wedding after his first failed marriage, but quarantining together with his fiancée made him 100% confident he wanted to spend his life with her. 

The couple seems to have a joyful married life, as evidenced by Ron’s occasional social media posts.