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Ronny Chieng – Comedian [Daily Show] / Actor [Shang-Chi, Doogie Kamealoha]
October 4, 2021
Join Brook Lee and Lanai Tabura as they interview local celebrities, artists, community leaders and more on this fun, new weekly program dedicated to anything and everything unique to life in Hawaii.
Episode #56 – Ronny Chieng – Comedian [Daily Show] / Actor [Shang-Chi, Doogie Kamealoha]
Ronny Chieng is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and raised in both Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Ronny has sold out multiple global stand-up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Canada and London, including performances at the Just for Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the SOHO Theatre in London, the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Town Hall, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Esplanade concert hall in Singapore.
In 2015, Ronny moved 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, and was named one of Variety’s ’10 Comics to Watch’ in 2016. Ronny also co-wrote and starred in his own comedy series Ronny Chieng: International Student, which aired on ABC in Australia, the BBC, Comedy Central Asia and Comedy Central in the USA. In 2018, he starred in the Warner Bros. smash hit comedy film Crazy Rich Asians based off the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan. Ronny released his Netflix comedy special Asian Comedian Destroys America! in December 2019. It was recently announced he inked a deal to produce and create three more comedy specials for the streaming platform. He can currently be seen in Amazon’s film Bliss and Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiering in September.
Ronny has appeared in GQ and on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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