Comedians in Melbourne

Hung Le

The fall of Saigon and the plight of its boat people may not sound like the stuff of a stand-up comedy routine, but for Hung Le, a lot of funny things happened on the way to Australia.

Hung is a violinist turned comedian who first made his mark in 1987 as the winner of Hey Hey Its Saturday’s Red Faces (Australia’s top rating national variety show). Since then, he has appeared at numerous comedy festivals and venues both here and overseas.

Hung performed his first solo show ‘Now and Zen’ as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 1997, and toured this show to Sydney, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, New York, and Adelaide Fringe Festivals. Hung had his first foray into the US market performing at the Boston Comedy Club in New York, and headlining at the Hollywood Improv in L.A.

Hung has recently been using his past experiences of being a Vietnamese immigrant in Australia and the subsequent trials and tribulations of this position to develop a 20 minute stand-up comedy performance to take to high schools.

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