Ronny Chieng: Tone Issues

Comedy, Stand Up
Ronny Chieng Tone Issues Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
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Time Out says

The Malaysian-born stand-up star – who got his start in Melbourne – is back with a new show

Ronny Chieng has postponed his April performances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival until July. He was initially going to perform at Melbourne Town Hall but was cast in an American sitcom. Tickets for his July shows go on sale March 25 at 10am.

Ronny Chieng is currently a senior correspondent on The Daily Show in the US, recently premiered his own sitcom, Ronny Chieng: International Student, and even had a sizeable role in Hollywood’s Crazy Rich Asians.

There’s now enough happening in his career to keep him busy without ever doing stand-up slog, but Chieng can’t resist the pull of the stage. He’s bringing his new show, Tone Issues, to Hamer Hall for two performances.

It's all about the way Chieng talks to people and what his wife refers to as his "tone issues" – but Chieng would contend that his sarcastic, angry speaking style is exactly what's made him a bankable comedy star.

He's got a soft spot for the Melbourne given that it's where he got his start when he was a finalist in the Melbourne Comedy Festival's Raw Comedy back in 2010.

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By: Ben Neutze

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