We are so excited that Ronny Chieng (TCFS 2004) has been named as one of three new correspondents for The Daily Show as Trevor Noah takes over from Jon Stewart on the US television institution.
Born in Malaysia, and raised in New Hampshire USA and Singapore, Ronny attended FS in 2004, graduating from the University of Melbourne with degrees in Commerce and Law in 2010.
From his first stand-up comedy gig at a College Comedy competition in 2009, he continued to do stand-up comedy in Australia, USA, Malaysia and “the 2nd floor men’s bathroom at the MLS”.
From there he went on to sell-out live shows, win international competitions and generally become one of Australia’s most loved and in-demand comedic exports!
Highly awarded in 2014 as winner at both the Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals, Ronny also received nominations for The Best Comedy Performer in the Helpmann Awards and for ‘Cleo Bachelor of the Year’.
It was great when in 2013 Ronny came back to Trinity and spoke to the students about the challenges he had when he first came to Australia and how his career unfolded.
Photo courtesy Kristian Dowling