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Ronny Chieng: International Student

Ronny Chieng: International Student

  • Premiered: 
    June 7, 2017
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  • Network: ABC - Aus
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
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Plot Synopsis

Loosely based on Ronny Chieng's real-life experience as a Chinese law student in Australia, RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT is a half-hour scripted comedy series that tells the story of Ronny, who is caught between worlds: between childhood and adulthood, between his old life and his new life, between his parent's expectations and his own dreams -- even if he hasn't worked out what they are. But mostly it's about the stupid stuff that happens when people are young and don't know what the hell you're doing. Ronny plays a Malaysian student who's come to Australia to study law. He's smart, driven and competitive, which would make him the perfect law student, if he actually wanted to be a lawyer. As viewers follow Chieng from his first day on campus to the final exam of semester, he encounters binge-drinking Australians, pompous blazer-wearing private school kids and hyper competitive anti-social Asian students who want him to act "more Asian." A genuine outsider, Ronny is suspicious of any group that wants him as a member -- be it the rowdy Australians, the Mahjong playing Asians or the blueblood...idiots. Blunt, barbed and not afraid to cut through the B.S., it's not long before Ronny is at odds with most people on campus. RONNY CHIENG: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT had its U.S. premiere on Monday, August 13, 2018. At 3:01am ET/12:01am PT all seven episodes were available on the Comedy Central App, and later at 11:30pm ET/PT the pilot debuted on the Comedy Central cable channel.



  • - Australia