Somewhere between taking the stage in 2001 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 that he brings to it.
Jason 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. In 2009 Jason was named Adelaide’s Comic of the Year. He is currently touring as part of Il Dago.
Jason’s radio work began in 2005, with three years of presenting NOVA 919’s Nights. He served as 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 Project (Ten), The Squiz (SBS) and The Mansion (Comedy Channel). In 2011 Jason hosted Festival Fishbowl, an online program netcast weekdays during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, showcasing the work of over a hundred comedians.
★★★★½ Adelaide Advertiser
"Slap-the-skin-off-your-knees hilarious; cutting edge comedy from one of Adelaide’s finest.” Buzzcut Review
“More than just a stand-up comedian, jason is one of adelaide’s great funny men offering something for everyone with visual escapades just as hilarious as verbal punch lines.” GLAM Adelaide