Ronny Chieng

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Comedian • Actor

Birth Date: November 21, 1985

Age: 38 years old

Birth Place: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

A top comic talent in Australia, Ronny Chieng's smart, observational humor helped boost him to international stardom as a correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" (Comedy Central, 2015- ). Born in Johor Bahur, Malaysia in 1985, Chieng was the son of Chinese parents who raised him in Singapore and later, Manchester, New Hampshire. He returned to the Pacific to study at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he earned degrees in commerce and law in 2009. That same year, Chieng gave his first performance as a stand-up comedian at a college-sponsored competition and was named the winner; he soon rose up the ranks on the Australian comedy circuit, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's 2011 ComedyZone showcase, which presented top up-and-coming talent, as well as the Brisbane Comedy Festival in 2012. That same year, he won the Melbourne Comedy Festival's Best Newcomer Award with his one-hour special, "The Ron Way," which led to performances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and in London's West End. "The Ron Way" was filmed in 2013 and broadcast on Australia's Network Ten in 2013, and was soon followed by a second comedy special, "Can You Do This? No You Can't," which premiered at the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Chieng also began acting on various Australian TV comedy series, including "Problems" (ABC, 2012- ) and "This is Littleton" (ABC2, 2014). The following year, Chieng was named as one of three new correspondents for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

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The Daily Show Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse: Moscow Tools

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2024

John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in LAStream

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2024

Kung Fu Panda 4Stream

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Fish
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2024
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M3gan: Extras

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The Show Before the Show

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2023

The Daily ShowStream

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2023

The Daily ShowStream

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2023

Joy RideStream

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2023
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Vacation Friends 2Stream

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Yeon
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2023
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How to Ruin the Holidays

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Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who KillStream

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Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy

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2022

M3GANStream

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David
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2022
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Nude Tuesday

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38 at the GardenStream

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Young RockStream

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BlissStream

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Trust

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The Montreal Comedy Festival

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Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Extras

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Howie Mandel's 5th Annual All-Star Comedy Gala

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Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America!

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Ronny Chieng: International Student: Extras

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2018

The United Nations of Comedy

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The 2017 Montreal Comedy Festival

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Hughesy, We Have a Problem

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The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Global Edition

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2016

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2016

Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F... Deal?!

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Before the Morning After

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2016

Just for Laughs Presents Jane Lynch

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2016

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Stories I Want to Tell You in Person

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2015

The Weekly with Charlie Pickering

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2015

The Agony of Modern Manners

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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

This is Littleton

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2014

This is Littleton

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Have You Been Paying Attention?

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2013

Legally Brown

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2013

It's a Date

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2013

Comedy Up Late

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2013

The Project

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2009

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Antiques RoadshowStream

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Reality
1997

Just for Laughs

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1996

Just for Laughs

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1996

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