Credits: Crazy Rich Asians
RONNY CHIENG (Eddie Cheng) is a Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A. and Singapore. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Chieng started comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then, has he had four sold-out global stand-up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London.
Chieng was invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015.
He made his U.S. television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015.
He has sold out his stand-up comedy tours at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the SOHO Theatre in London, the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Town Hall, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore and PJ Live Arts in Malaysia and was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand-up comedy tours of Australia.
In Australia, Chieng has written and acted in multiple television comedy shows, such as Problems, in 2012; Legally Brown, in 2014; It’s a Date, 2013-2014; Kinne, in 2015; and more.
In 2016, he also co-created and starred in his own TV comedy pilot, International Student, on ABC.
He has toured and recorded four one-hour stand-up comedy specials: The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can’t (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), and You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About (2015).
In 2015, Chieng moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central.
He also lost 11 kg but that was unrelated to comedy.