Born in California, Funches spent his early life in Chicago before relocating to Salem, Oregon, as a teenager. He began his comedy career in Portland, Oregon, at age 23. After moving to Los Angeles in 2012, he began appearing as a guest on several comedy series, including with roles such as himself in @midnight, Rodney in Mulaney (2014), and himself in Kroll Show (2014-2015).
From 2014 to 2016, Funches starred as a regular as the character Shelly on the NBC series Undateable. In 2015 began performing as a voice actor with roles such as Levi in BoJack Horseman, Fartholomew Fishflinger in The Adventures of Puss in Boots, and The Fool in Adventure Time. He subsequently performed the voice role of Cooper in the animated film Trolls (2016). He also had guest-starring roles on several television series, such as Fredrick in Transparent (2016), Ledarius in Black-ish (2017), and reprised the role of Cooper in the Trolls spin-off series Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (2018-2019) and Trolls World Tour (2020).