Scene News: Ronny Chieng Live

US-based comedian and Aussie favourite, Ronny Chieng, returns to Australian stand up stages in November for the first time in over a year.

The internationally acclaimed Chieng, who is now seen nightly on multi Emmy Award winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will return from his New York base to perform in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth from November 5.

The past two years have been huge for Ronny. As well as his correspondent’s role on The Daily Show, he is the creator, writer, and star of six-part ABC TV series Ronny Chieng: International Student, which will air from Wednesday June 7 at 9:00pm, and also be seen on Comedy Central’s flagship channel in the US.

Produced by Sticky Pictures (Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane, Skitbox’s Wham Bam Thankyou Ma’am), Ronny Chieng: International Student was one of six comedy pilots which aired on ABC TV in 2016 as part of a joint initiative with Screen Australia, Comedy Showroom, and becomes the first to be green lit to a full series.

Ronny is also currently filming a role in Warner Bros. film, Crazy Rich Asians, the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best- selling book, which is currently being shot entirely in Singapore and Malaysia.

The Malaysian-born Chinese comedian relocated to the US in 2015 after scoring a coveted correspondents role on the new- look The Daily Show when Trevor Noah succeeded its previous host Jon Stewart after 16 years.

An accomplished stand up, Chieng has already appeared multiple times at Montreal’s invite-only Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre, as well as in his native Singapore. In Australia he regularly sells out his comedy festival seasons around the country, and most recently performed a limited run at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, NH and Singapore, Chieng was a rising star on the comedy scene in Melbourne where he was studying law. Following his graduation, it was his comedy career that began to take off in 2012 when he was named one of the Top 10 rising comedians in Australia by The Age, Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald. He also received the Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival that year for his debut stand-up special, The Ron Way. It was subsequently released in 2014 as his debut Live comedy album and recognised with a 2014 ARIA Award nomination for Best Comedy Release. He also added two more awards to his vast collection that year – the MICF Directors’ Choice award, and the Sydney Comedy Festival’s Best Show. He has twice been nominated for an Australian Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer (2014 & 2015).

Don’t miss your ONLY chance to see Ronny Chieng back in Australia this November.

Tickets for all shows go on sale 10am this Thursday, June 8.


132 849 or 02 9550 3666

BRISBANE – TIVOLI THEATRE MON NOV 6, 7:30PM Bookings or 136 100 or 1300 7223 038

Bookings or 136 100 or


132 849 or 1300 795 012

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