After seeing Ronny Chieng's recent show Chieng Reaction I sat their realising this man (29, 3 years my junior) has made a real impact on the Sydney Comedy scene. Along with fellow JJJ presenters, ABC types Ronny is ticking a lot of boxes and proving he is consistently funny and a great story teller.
A long way away from the previous venue I saw the wonder Mr Chieng (Sydney's Comedy Store - now taken over by Cirque and it's latest Totem) but the charming and fun Riverside Parramatta was my Friday (Halloween) destination for Ronny.
A good sized crowd had come in to see the wonderful talent and he had mostly good reactions from the crowd. It was a different room to the Comedy Store but after previously seeing the wonderful Britney Spears the Cabaret in this room, comedy works and Ronny worked the room well.
It's good for Sydney and good for Comedy if venues like Riverside and the Concourse (out at Chatswood) are utilised to get more crowds into local Comedy. Let's face it the Comedy Store is great but Fox Studios is not super friendly for people to travel to if their is a footy or cricket or Cirque also on.
Recently Ronny & Nazeem hosted Drive on JJJ for a couple of weeks and after years of the Doctor fumbling his way through 2.5 hours Mon-Fri it was such a relief to have two talented folks on the airwaves at those hours of the day when you just can't wait to go home.
I really hope JJJ management give these two a go for the spot next year when we finally see the end of the Doctor. Unfortunately for the Doctor his announcement seemed to backfire as not the joke he intended it to be but a load of criticism for him not leaving earlier. So please JJJ, please.
Ronny will also be in Newcastle tonight so if you keen, click on this.
A big thanks for the foyer photo too Ronny.
Unfortunately he lost out to this sex bomb for the Cleo Bachelor for 2014 but at least a personal trainer and an all round nice guy (but the looks of things) won.
Now bring on the weekend and I look forward to hopefully bringing you a film review ASAP.