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Published on April 26th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Ron Funches On His New Film “Golden Arm,” Future Career Goals, All Elite Wrestling & More

In the new film Golden Arm — due out in theaters and via digital outlets on April 30, 2021, thanks to acclaimed film distributor Utopia — nice girl baker Melanie must trade whisks for barbells as she trains to face off with the reigning Women’s Arm Wrestling Championship champ. Directed by Maureen Bharoocha and written by Ann Marie Allison and Jenna Milly, the ensemble cast of Golden Arm includes Mary Holland, Betsy Sodaro, Olivia Stambouliah, Eugene Cordero, Aparna Nancherla, Dawn Luebbe, Ron Funches, Ahmed Bharoocha, Dot-Marie Jones and Kate Flannery.

The aforementioned Ron Funches is difficult to pigeon-hole as an entertainer, Funches has worked on network sit-coms (e.g. Undateable), sketch shows Kroll Show, Drunk History), animated programs (e.g. Trolls: TrollsTopia, Harley Quinn), dramas (e.g. Room 104, Transparent), reality programming (e.g. Chopped 420… Yet Funches is also a top-level stand-up comic with a huge following as both a podcaster and Twitch personality. In turn, Golden Arm is just one of his current projects to speak of.

On April 22, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ron Funches via Zoom, as embedded below. Beyond Golden Arm, we spoke about Funches’ life and career goals, his wrestling fandom, and future projects of his. More on Funches and his Gettin’ Better podcast is online here and here, while more about Golden Arm can be found here and here; the film can now be pre-ordered via Apple here.


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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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