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The Chronicle Tuesday, October 13, 2015
COMEDIC CULTURAL LENS
Daily Show laughman to drop in
Comedian Ronnie Chieng will talk about online trolls and visiting Vietnam.
Photo: Dallas Kilponen
One of the more exciting performers to
emerge from the fertile Australian
comedy circuit in years, Ronny Chieng
has his audience in stitches from the
moment he walks on stage.
If you don't know who I am,
there's something you should know
about me. I'm a really down-to-earth
guy but I'm getting pretty famous, all
right?'' he quipped at Sydney Comedy
Festival Cracker Night in 2014.
Chieng, who has just landed a gig as
a correspondent for the new Daily
Show with Trevor Noah, is bringing his
hit 2015 live show, You Don't Know
What You're Talking About, back to
Canberra this month.
Indeed, Chieng, now based in New
York, has come a long way since his
debut comedy performance in 2009.
Born in Malaysia and raised in the
US and Singapore, Chieng moved to
Australia to study commerce and law
at the University of Melbourne.
Unable to get a legal job, he turned to
In 2014, he won the prestigious
Melbourne International Comedy
Festival Director's Choice Award, as
well as taking out the Sydney Comedy
Festival's Best Show.
But it's Chieng's addition to The
Daily Show, with its US audience of
about 2 million, which has the
potential to expose him to a global
audience. Chieng met new host Trevor
Noah, who replaces long-time host Jon
Stewart, when the two performed at a
gala in Montreal two years ago.
A lot of Chieng's comedy stems
from his ability to apply a different
cultural lens to Australian attitudes
and behaviours. The resulting
confusion and frustration makes for
great material. Chieng is frank when
asked what Canberra audiences can
expect from his upcoming show.
They can expect the exact same
shit I came with last time.
I've been on tour for a couple more
months now so it should be a little bit
more polished. I talk a little bit about
online trolls, the internet, visiting
Vietnam for the first time. Expect
Ronny Chieng's You Don't Know
What You're Talking About on
October 29 at The Playhouse.
Tickets $34.90 + plus BF at
ALBUM: THAT'S THE SPIRIT/ARTIST: BRING ME THE HORIZON
Still angry men but polished and at top of their game
Sheffield's Bring Me The Horizon
have toned things down a little for new
album That's The Spirit.
They are still angry young men but
there is melody in their shouty nu-
metal songs and they come on more
like a harsh-sounding Nine Inch Nails
than Pantera thrash.
Their last album is mesmerising if
you have the patience for a heavy form
of screaming emo veering more on the
heavy metal side; than darkly laced
dance tunes and industrial rock on
Listen to Oh No and it's more dance
than nu-metal with a trance breakdown
to boot and Happy Song is a
depressing tour de force with vigorous
riffs and children chanting.
There is definitely more variety in
BMTH's new album and a real
emotional undercurrent suggesting all
is not well.
It all sounds polished and well
conceived showcasing a band at the
top of their game, ever dramatic, and
armed with an intensity that is hard to
guitar for a fun
night at theatre
Carl How's it garn?' Barron is touring
through the capital with his latest show
Carl Barron: Drinking with a Fork.
The release of Carl Barron Live was
the most successful comedy DVD in
this nation's history, going platinum
Earlier this year, the Queenslander
released Manny Lewis, a feature film
he starred in and co-wrote.
Tipped to be semi-autobiographical,
the film shines a light on the isolation
of being a comedian -- a side of stand-
up without the laughter.
Known for his observational
humour and wry word play, Barron
will deliver an unforgettable night of
stand-up with a bit of guitar from
October 12-27 at Canberra Theatre.
Tickets: $54.90 at
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
This year the Queanbeyan Mental
Health Month art exhibition theme is
Value Your Mind''. On show at the
Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
until Saturday, the exhibition
showcases the creativity of people
with a lived experience of mental
illness. Works include paintings,
drawings, poems, prose and
photography. Community members
can vote for their favourite work until
Wednesday, October 21, with an
awards ceremony at The Q on the
following Friday at 1pm. Details: call
Partners in Recovery Manager, Arno
Drygala on 6232 9440 or email
ICEHOUSE HIT THE ROAD
It's hard to believe there are any
firsts'' after a 35-year career but
Icehouse are releasing their first live
album and touring with Alex Lloyd to
Book now Icehouse: In Concert
at Canberra Theatre March 3, 2016.
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