US-based comedian Ronny Chieng, who first made a name for himself in Australia, will return to Aussie stand-up stages for the first time in over a year.
Chieng, who is now seen nightly in his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will return from his New York base to perform in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
As well as his role on The Daily Show, Chieng is also the creator, writer and star of the six-part series Ronny Chieng: International Student, which will begin airing on ABC TV this Wednesday 7 June at 9pm (and will also air on Comedy Central’s flagship channel in the US).
The Malaysian-born Chinese comedian will also star in the Warner Bros film, Crazy Rich Asians, which is currently being shot in Singapore and Malaysia.
Chieng was last in Australia for a limited run at the 2016 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He has sold out comedy festival seasons around the country, and has made multiple appearances at Montreal’s invite-only Just For Laughs, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre.
He won an ARIA Award for his debut comedy album, 2014’s The Ron Way, and was nominated for an Australian Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer in 2014 and 2015.
Ronny Chieng will play The Tivoli (52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley) on Monday 6 November. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Thursday 8 June at ticketmaster.com.au.