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Elyse Willems is a member of Funhaus and is married to fellow Funhaus member, James Willems. Born in Toronto, Canada, they met each other through online chatrooms in the early 2000s and later reconnected through Facebook. She can be found in Funhaus content and on James' YouTube and stream channels. She and James have a dog together named Benson.

Pre-Rooster Teeth[]

Elyse was previously on the YouTube channel Game Trailers' segment Mandatory Update. The first episode of the segment was in February 2014. Elyse was present for 79 (proper) episodes until her departure in November 2015.


  • Elyse mentions having one eyebrow higher up than her other and has said she appreciates when fan art includes the unique characteristic.
  • Elyse met James in an online chatroom before they had a long distance relationship for four years.
  • Elyse is a huge muppet enthusiast.
  • Elyse is Canadian and a natural blonde.
  • A 2018 Twitter tournament organized by Kinda Funny was won by Elyse, with her beating fellow RT Canadian Barbara Dunkelman in the finals.[1][2]
  • Elyse has a degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Toronto. [3][4]



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