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Ronny Chieng – The Ron Way (Ronny Chieng / Soho Theatre & Century Entertainment)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2013

I wasn’t sure what to make of Ronny Chieng. Sometimes he’d deliver a really clever, subtle joke, but often he just seemed to be shouting about how much he hates his mother, so that overall he came across as angry and vindictive, making for an uncomfortable atmosphere. He also seemed quite judgmental, which didn’t help the audience warm to him or feel receptive to his material. Whilst there were some good jokes, they were all too often followed up by pointless crudity, or he’d repeat the punchline loudly a few times as if that would somehow make it funnier. All in all, I felt a lot of Chieng’s better material was hampered by the tense atmosphere he created for himself.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug, 7.50pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Lizzie Milton]