Show Review: Ronny Chieng 21.05.15

Published in The Music (WA) and on theMusic.com.au, May 2015

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RONNY CHIENG: YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT

PCF

Regal Theatre (finished)

Touring with the likes of Bill Burr and Dave Chappelle and having a stint on prime time triple j radio all within a year speaks volumes to the comedic talent of Melbourne’s Ronny Chieng, and this new show takes things to the next level.

His hour-long special breaks down first-world technological problems in a funny and thought-provoking manner, while drawing back with self-deprecating humour.

Older jokes have been reworked during his extensive touring schedule, adding new layers that render their outcome better. Chieng is a naturally funny guy, but comparing his Perth Comedy Festival set to past efforts, it’s clear he’s been analysing his work and revising it to perfection behind the scenes.

He isn’t claiming to know what he’s talking about, rather reasoning with those who have polarising opinions in a clever and ultimately funny way. The depth and scope of Chieng’s stand-up continues to grow.

Daniel Cribb

4 Stars

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