Lightning fast stand-up comedian
Jason Chong is a clever, unique and innovative stand-up comedian who has performed at comedy clubs, pubs, sporting clubs and even a zoo, as well as much more illustrious corporate venues all around Australia.
Somewhere between taking the stage in 2001, being named Adelaide’s Comic of the Year in 2009 and blitzing it with his 2011 festival show Reel Life, Jason Chong became a comic who could headline and MC anywhere.
It’s all down to Jason’s quick wit, a general cleverness in his comedy and a specific passion for technology and visual trickery that he brings to his highly original shows.
And Jason certainly knows how to put a show together – whether it’s a long-running residency at a zoological park with Going Ape At The Zoo (2006-2008) or an educational school show about blood donation like Why The Bloody Hell Aren’t Ya? (2009-2010). Jason’s festival shows include the two-hander Sort of the Rings (2006, return season 2009), EmotiChong (2007) and Minority Retort (2008), as well as 2010’s sell-out Reel Life which received the Judges Commendation in Adelaide.
He has also toured as part of the sell-out smash hit comedy event Il Dago, in the all-new show, Il Dago II: Now with Noodles.
Jason’s radio work began in 2005, with three years of presenting NOVA 919’s Nights. He was a regular correspondent on SAFM’s Breakfast from 2008, the year he also began hosting the Adelaide Comedy podcast. He also presents the daily 10 Secs Education podcast.
Jason’s television appearances include The Footy Show, Today (Channel 9), The 7pm Project (Ten), The Squiz (SBS) and The Mansion (Comedy Channel). From 2011 to 2013 Jason hosted Festival Fishbowl, an online program netcast weekdays during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, showcasing the work of over a hundred comedians.
Jason is charming and very, very, very funny but he is also a total professional and extremely highly regarded by his corporate clients.
Jason’s energetic performance at day’s end was a welcome relief from the corporate reality. His quirky and personal style engaged the audience, while still being just a bit cheeky.
-Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association
Jason was engaged to farewell delegates at our recent conference. A difficult task, the last session before farewell drinks, but Jason won them over. Prior to his appearance he took time to contact me to determine the demographic of his audience and to discuss suitable content. His preparation paid off. He was a great success and several days later I am still receive positive comments. He is charming, funny and a great entertainer.
-Australian Library and Information Association
Jason was an excellent choice of MC for our event (UniSA Open Day). His style was perfect for our requirements, he was thoroughly entertaining and did and fine job of reconciling being fun and informative. He was very well prepared and researched – a true professional!
-University of South Australia
Jason’s lightning-quick wit, indelible charm and subtle ability to make his audiences think as well as laugh are just some of the reasons why we chose to have him perform at our corporate IT conference. I cannot recommend Jason highly enough and found him to be an affable and generous professional.
-Comunet Pty Ltd
We hired Jason Chong as a comedian for our corporate Christmas Show – it’s fair to say that he came highly recommended, but none of us had seen him live, so there is always some reservations … but he not only dispelled those reservations, he absolutely smashed them … I have to say that I can’t ever remember seeing a funnier comedian, in fact I heard people from our evening proclaiming him as ‘the funniest man in the world’ and I would have to agree!