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Ronny Chieng

Ronny Chieng is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Malaysia, USA and Singapore, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Ronny started performing comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then he has toured 5 sold out global stand up comedy theatre tours worldwide. He made his US television debut on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2015 and was personally invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their Australian Tours.

2015 saw Ronny move to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. He also lost 11kg but that was unrelated to comedy.

In 2016 he also co-created,co-wrote and starred in his own TV comedy “Ronny Chieng: International Student” on ABC (Australia), it has since been picked up by Comedy Central in US & Asia, CBC in Canada and BBC in the UK.

That year he was also included on the prestigious list of “Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch” at Just For Laughs Montreal.

Ronny made his big screen debut in the worldwide hit Warner Bros. film “Crazy Rich Asians” based off the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan then followed this up by co-starring role in Amazon’s Bliss, led by Salma Hayek & Owen Wilson.

In 2019 Ronny released his debut Netflix Stand-up Comedy Special “Asian Comedian Destroys America!”. He has since signed a deal for three more Comedy projects with Netflix.

2021 will see Ronny return to stage and screen. His rescheduled tour “Hope You Get Rich” travels across the USA from September, he’s hitting the small screen on “Doogie Kamealoha MD” and “Young Rock” and also on the big screen in the upcoming Marvel film “ Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings”.

Awards & Nominations

  • Nominated Cutting Edge Short Film Production of the Year for Ronny Chieng: International Student, 16th Annual Screen Producers Australia Awards
  • Nominated Best Comedy Performer, Helpmann Awards 2014 & 2015
  • Nominated Best Comedy Release, ARIA Awards 2014 & 2015
  • Director’s Choice Award, Melbourne Intl. Comedy Festival 2014
  • Best Show, Sydney Comedy Festival 2014
  • Best Newcomer, Melbourne Intl. Comedy Festival 2012

TV & Film

  • Crazy Rich Asians, feature film 2018
  • Ronny Chieng: International Student, ABC, 2016
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central, 2015-present
  • Kinne, 2015
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 2015
  • It’s a Date, 2013-2014
  • Legally Brown, 2014
  • Problems, 2012

Shows

  • 2015 – You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About
  • 2014 – Chieng Reaction
  • 2013 – Can You Do This? No You Can’t.
  • 2012 – The Ron Way

Quotes

  • “Chieng has a rapid-fire, confident style that never lets up… terrific debut.” **** The Age
  • “… He’s sharp, he’s funny, he’s quick-witted…” **** The Herald Sun
  • “… witheringly condescending… bluntly funny… impressive…” **** Chortle
  • “… continuous laughs…” ***** The Age
  • “Chieng is charming, challenging and downright hilarious.” The Pun
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