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Ronny Chieng is Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.
Ronny started performing comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then he has had 4 sold out global stand-up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015. He made his US 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 Ronny has written and acted in multiple television comedy shows such as Problems (2012), Legally Brown (2014), It’s a Date (2013-2014), Kinne (2015) and more. In 2016 also co-created and starred in his own TV comedy pilot “International Student” on the ABC (Australia).
Ronny has toured and recorded 4 one-hour stand-up comedy specials - The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can't. (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), You Don't Know What You're Talking About (2015), which have won or been nominated for the following awards:
Best Newcomer Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
Directors' Choice Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014
Best Show Sydney Comedy Festival 2014
Nominated for Best Comedy Release ARIA Awards 2014 & 2015
Nominated for Best Comedy Performer Helpmann Awards 2014 & 2015
In 2015 Ronny moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. He also lost 11kg but that was unrelated to comedy.
At the age of 5, Dan Mogol learned what stand-up comedy is and dreamed of being stage one day. Fourteen years later, Dan made his stand-up debut in Los Angeles at The World Famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. The passion was there but the timing was not right. Comedy had to go on hold. In those 7 years, the focus was college, slinging food, pounding nails, swinging an axe and even took a few turns at being a salesman. The jobs list goes on & on. The whole time all he wanted to do was make people laugh. With life experiences notched and the ability to engage a crowd, Dan made his real run at Stand up in 2010.
In his first year of doing stand up, Dan was a Semifinalist in the 2010 Acme Comedy Company- Twin Cities Funniest Person Contest. Four years later he became Runner Up in the 2014 House of Comedy- Funniest Person With a Day Job Contest. Dan has become known throughout the Midwest for his incorporation of masterful impressions, skillful writing and captivating stage presence. As a lover of food, drink and the outdoors, Dan truly is a Minnesota sweetheart. One of the many things people can take away from his act is just how relatable he is. Dan has taken his talents to other realms including radio, TV commercials, acting, and sketch comedy, making him a force to be reckoned with in the world of comedy.
Nick Ledesma has been kicking around the Madison comedy scene for a few years now. Described by some as manic with a type of control, he's been dazzeling audiences at Comedy on State consistently. Also described by some as looking like a "cat farmer". Come decide for yourself.