Shows You Might Have Missed: Ronny Chieng: International Student
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Campus cliques and cultural clichés don't stand a chance when a free-thinking international student arrives at Melbourne University, in the hilarious comedy Ronny Chieng: International Student.
When Malaysian student Ronny Chieng arrives in Melbourne to go to law school, all he wants is to study, get good grades and make his mum proud.
Yet no sooner has his first lecture begun than Ronny realises that sticking to the plan might not be so simple.
Suddenly surrounded by posh prepsters, loutish Aussies lads, unconventional lecturers and competitive fellow international students, as well as the girls his mother warns him not to talk to, Ronny must navigate not only the academic pressures of University life but the social ones too – with hilarious results.
Discovering friends, enemies and a new side to himself, Ronny finds himself embarking on a series of misadventures that go well outside the official curriculum.
Created, written by and starring comedian, Daily Show correspondent and Crazy Rich Asians star Ronny Chieng, this hilarious comedy series is based on Ronny’s own years as a student in Australia.
A comedy like no other, Ronny Chieng: International Student sends up cultural stereotypes and lampoons Australian university life to create a fresh, heartfelt and extremely funny satire.
Stream all episodes of Ronny Chieng: International Student season 1 right here with TVNZ OnDemand