Stand Up for Progress


Ron Funches will headline Progress Michigan’s annual Stand Up for Progress fundraiser 7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 13) at the Venue by Eleven 11 Events in the Lansing Mall.

Funches is a nationally touring stand-up comedian, actor and writer with an extensive resume, including television roles in “New Girl,” “The Goldbergs,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “black-ish” and film roles in “Get Hard,” “6 Underground” and “80 for Brady.” He’s also lent his voice to numerous animated films and TV shows, including the “Trolls” series, “Harley Quinn,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Adventure Time” and many more.

Funches said audiences can expect “charm, delightfulness and light raunchiness” from his set.

“You’ll find out about my family, myself, my point of view and what I believe in,” he said. “Really, you can expect grade-A comedy that’s truly amazing.”

Vik Pandya will also perform at the event. The Chicago-based stand-up comedian has opened for Trevor Wallace, Roy Wood Jr. and Michelle Wolf and is known for his “sharp self-deprecation, observational humor on dating and hilarious crowd work,” according to his website.

Tickets start at $35 and are available at For more information on Progress Michigan, visit For more information on the performers, visit and


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