Stand up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng is Chinese born in Malaysia, raised in the USA and Singapore and moved to Australia to attend Melbourne Law School, graduating in 2009.
Ronny won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Best Newcomer Award in 2012 for his debut stand up special “The Ron Way” which sold out it’s entire run including extra shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival that year.
In 2012 and 2013 Ronny was also invited to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, two seasons at the SOHO Theatre in London and the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival.
In 2013 Ronny was named one of the “Top 10 Hottest Comedians” by The Age and the Herald Sun in Melbourne. Selling out his entire month long season of his second comedy show “Can you do this? No you can’t” in advanced at the MICF, and had to be moved twice to larger venues culminating in a 1400-seat show in the the Melbourne Town Hall.
Chieng’s growing TV credits including Peter Helliar’s acclaimed ABC1 comedy series, 'It’s a Date', panel shows: 'Tractor Monkeys', 'Dirty Laundry' and 'Have You Been Paying Attention'; as well as stand up comedy specials 'Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala' on Channel Ten in 2012 and 2013, Wil Anderson’s “Just for Laughs Festival” 2013, and the 'Sydney Comedy Festival Gala' on the Comedy Channel.
Chieng toured his 2014 one hour stand up comedy special, “Chieng Reaction” which sold out weeks in advance, adding shows in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney due to overwhelming demand while being awarded the prestigious Directors’ Choice Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014 and Best Of The Fest (Local) at Sydney Comedy Festival 2014.
“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
“A powerful force, with an uncompromising delivery…” - Chortle
Ronny will be performing as part of the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival
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2014 NOMINATED BEST COMEDY SHOW Helpmann Awards
2014 WINNER DIRECTORS’ CHOICE Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2014 WINNER BEST SHOW Sydney Comedy Festival Comedy Festival
2012 WINNER BEST NEWCOMER Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2010 FINALIST RAW Comedy Competition Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010
2009 WINNER University of Melbourne Comedy Competition