SHORT AND SWEET
You’re Malaysian born, of Chinese heritage, educated in the US and Australia. Do you own as many passports as Jason Bourne? Yes, I collect them like Pokémon. True or false: your commerce/ law degree was a sensible fallback plan in case a career in show business didn’t work. False. It’s not a fallback. It was supposed to be the main gig. Presumably there wasn’t a stand-up comedy elective as part of that course. How did you make the jump? I just thought I could do it, and gave it a try. Has President Trump made the job easier or harder for comedians in the US? On one hand, such rich pickings. On the other hand, he sort of writes his own material… Easier because he keeps giving. Harder because it’s a matter of time before he sends us all to jail for speaking out. Between all your day jobs, you’ve managed to squeeze in some work on the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians. How did you prep for the role? By using international roaming data on my phone. The ultimate sign of wealth. Ronny’s stand-up tour starts in Sydney on November 5; ronnychieng.com.