Returning to Australia in November is comedian Ronny Chieng, star of Ronny Chieng: International Student, which aired on the ABC in 2016. The talented Malaysian born Chinese comedian had graduated in law before his comedy career took off, being named in the Top 10 rising comedians in Australia by multiple newspapers.
Based in New York these days for his role in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival, Best of the Fest winner will be touching down in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
“It’s always good to be back in Australia, that’s where I started comedy, my wife and friends are there, it feels like a homecoming every time I come back.” Ronny said.
Ronny has recently been busy filming a role for Warner Bro’s, Crazy Rich Asians. When asked about the experience working on a big film Ronny responded with, “based on this one experience it’s a lot of fun and the scale is bigger obviously. This particular film was very interesting.”
He continued, “It’s about Singapore and was filmed there and in Malaysia, it was right up my alley. It’s a story that means a lot to me. It’s culturally significant, it’s an all Asian cast. The film was very exciting to be a part of, the cast became like a family and I got to act with some very serious actors in terms of ability.”
As for any hints on what to expect from the show, “I haven’t done a show in Australia for about two years, so I think I’ve got better at it. Hopefully that’s what they can expect. I’ve matured creatively and personal experience wise.”
Nov 5, 6pm & 8:30pm. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown. $49.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.enmoretheatre.com.au
By Riley Hooper