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‘Powerless’: Ron Funches Joins the DC Comics Comedy

The former 'Undateable' star will play a wide-eyed I.T. guy on the NBC sitcom.

Ron Funches

Ron Funches

NBC

First he was “Undateable.” Now comedian Ron Funches is “Powerless.” The comedian has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series, billed as the first comedy set in the DC Comics world.

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Funches will play Ron, an I.T. guy “who works at RetCon Insurance Co., which specializes in coverage against damage caused by Super Heroes.  Ron is a sweet and innocent guy who, unlike his co-workers, has not lost his childlike enthusiasm for all things Super Hero.”

Danny Pudi, Vanessa Hudgens and Christina Kirk, "Powerless"

Danny Pudi, Vanessa Hudgens and Christina Kirk, “Powerless”

NBC

Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk star in “Powerless,” which comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen.

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Funches, who has developed a fanbase for his easygoing and innocent comic persona, also has appeared on “New Girl,” “Conan,” “The Kroll Show” and his own half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Ron Funches.”

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