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Ronny Chieng is a correspondent in Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Singapore, stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng has been a rising star on the comedy scene in Australia where he moved to attend the University of Melbourne.

Embarking on a stand-up comedy career after graduating with a degree in commerce and a degree in law, Chieng's career began to take off in 2012 when he was named one of the "Top 10 Rising Comedians in Australia" by The Age, the Herald Sun and The Sydney Morning Herald and received the Best Newcomer award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his debut stand-up special, "The Ron Way."

Since then, Chieng has continued his meteoric rise, performing sold-out tours in Australia and appearing at numerous international comedy festivals, including the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. In 2014, Chieng won the Directors' Choice award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Show at the Sydney Comedy Festival. He has appeared in and performed on numerous TV shows in his adopted home of Australia and has opened for both Dave Chappelle (2014) and Bill Burr (2015) during their nationwide stand-up tours in Australia.

In 2015 Chieng made his US television debut on "The Late Late Show."


Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Hometown: Singapore and Manchester, NH

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