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Melbourne Comedy Festival 2013

Oh Hai,

I know you think the best time to tell you about shows I’m doing in a festival is before that festival starts, but that’s just because you assume you know how this crazy business works.

In fact, recent studies have shown that the optimal time to let audiences know about shows you’re doing is EXACTLY HALFWAY THROUGH the run. Doesn’t sound right to me, but a guy on a tram told me. He then said something about needing a dollar and that he had a legion of spiders, so I assume he went to Uni or something.

Anyway, I’m in Melbourne doing a show called “Edinburgh Festabesta” at the Last Laugh Comedy Club. The great news is that also appearing on the lineup is Troy Kinne and probably my favourite comedian in Australia, Lawrence Mooney.

Loz has the ability to make me laugh from so far down in my gut that I make noises I didn’t know I could make. I have sat in audiences and laughed so hard I actually cried, and my stomach burned from joy.

Not only that, he has a special place in my heart because I had a drink with him in Adelaide many years ago with a lady friend of mine after a show. He asked her if we were dating and although she meant to say “no”, she accidentally said “not yet”. Flash forward to a few months ago and I made her my wife.

Now I don’t know if she was scheming me or if Loz put the suggestion into her head, but most probably his comedy released endorphins into her soul, I said hello and she mistook the feeling for love.

Anyway. I’m really enjoying the show, and if you’d like to come along, you can get tickets here: Edingburgh Festabesta.

Also, you totally missed Festival Fishbowl in the Adelaide Fringe, but you can check out all the episodes on YouTube.

Cheers,
Jas

P.S. If you wondering why I didn’t perform a new show in Adelaide or Melbourne this year, its because we got married in November, I moved back to Adelaide, then went on a honeymoon and got back the day before Fringe started. I’m super-keen to do one next year, but I was also keen to not ruin our honeymoon by being my usual self-absorbed pre-festival self. I found plenty of other, newer ways to ruin it.

Free Emotichong download!

Hey Errbody!

For the next little while, you can download my Emotichong show for FREE!

Just sign up for my newsletter, and I’ll email you a link where you can find it.

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Il Dago II

Il Dago II

One of the biggest shows at this year’s Fringe! Australian and International Comedy Ledgends George Kapinaris, Joe Avati and Simon Palomares with some idiot as host. 8pm Thursday to Sunday at the Arkaba.

NEWSFLASH!

Due to demand, we’ve had to add more shows!  Extra show are Tues 15th, Wed 16th and Thurs 17th March.  For more info or to book tickets, call the Arkaba on 8338 1100.

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The Late Night All-Star Comedy Band Thang

The Late Night All-Star Comedy Band Thang

The Diplophonics are back! Adelaide comedians provide the backing for guest artists to join us on stage to belt out your favourite songs (until they forget the words and need your help).

This is the first place to find out each night’s lineups!

Saturday nights in the Umbrella Revolution, The Garden Of Unearthly Delights from 12:30 till 2am. 

Lineup for Saturday March 12: Mark Trenwith, Alan Anderson, Andrew O’Neil, Koralline Chandler, Christophe Davidson, Danny McGinlay, Janet McLeod, Gordon Southern, Kate Burr, George Kapiniaris, Angus Hodge, Chris Knight, Marcel Lucont, Jenny Wynter

Click the pic for tickets! 

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Hello Edinburgh!

I’m performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time ever!

The show includes all of my favourite bits so far, which will make it a really fun show, and also make it very hard to top next year, so see me before I peak!

The show is at 11:30PM August 4-30 in the Turret Room at the Gilded Balloon.  You can get tickets here:

www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/jason-chong-minority-retort

or you can find me out and about flyering in the rain.

If you’re here because you’ve come to the show and want to find out more about me, thanks heaps for taking the time, and you might also want to check out my video project at www.tensecseducation.com

Bring it on, Northern Hemisphere!

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Reel Life Aftermath

Jason Chong’s Reel Life is done at the Adelaide Fringe, thanks to everyone who came to see it.  It received a Judges Commendation at the Fringe awards which was lovely too.

A big thankyou to everyone involved – especially Kirsty who did heaps of work behind the scenes and pushed a lot of buttons each night, Mark Trenwith who directed me, Justin who was my venue tech, Screamdance for sponsoring me, the Garden of Unearthly Delights for having me, and the City of Holdfast Bay for helping me out with rehearsal space.

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Jason joins Il Dago

G’Day / Ciao / Yiassou / Ni hao / ¡Hola!

I’m joining the Il Dago tour which kicks off really soon on it’s 2010 Australian Tour.  The Sydney shows begin on April 8th and the Melbourne shows start on April 28th.  Dates for the rest of the country will be added soon.

Il Dago is a multi-award winning show with Joe Avati, Simon Palomares, George Kapiniaris and some guy called Jason Chong will be your MC.  I went as a punter to an Il Dago show last time around, and they are huge – and even finish with a bit of opera, for you classy sons-of-goats.

Check www.ildago.com.au for all the dates and details.

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Give Fringe Tickets this Christmas!

For tickets to Jason Chong’s Reel Life, click here! 

Take it from someone with experience. No one appreciates it when you buy a goat in Somalia on their behalf. 

This Christmas, treat your friends and family tickets to Jason Chong’s Reel Life at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe.

Jason Chong was just awarded the Adelaide Comedy Comedian of the Year and his upcoming show takes stand up comedy and video projection and asks the question “Will it blend?” The answer will hopefully be “mostly.”  Read More

Fringe 2010 tix on sale now!

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For tickets to Jason Chong’s Reel Life, click here! 

Tickets for the 2010 Adelaide Fringe are on sale now.

You can see the entire program at www.adelaidefringe.com.au or go straight to the most important page (mine) by clicking this link.

Jason Chong was just awarded the Adelaide Comedy Comedian of the Year and his upcoming show takes stand up comedy and video projection and asks the question “Will it blend?” The answer will hopefully be “mostly.”

Reviews are coming in! Read them below.

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