Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Stand-Up

  • PLAYING /

    29 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    The Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains adult themes

Comedy Festival at the Coopers Malthouse

The Ethics of Punching a Nazi
Michael Hing

29 Mar – 8 Apr 2018

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Stand-Up

  • PLAYING /

    29 Mar – 8 Apr

  • WHERE /

    The Tower

  • DURATION /

    60 mins (no interval)

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 16+

  • WARNINGS /

    Contains adult themes

Michael Hing is far from perfect, in fact, he is a comedian. He has performed sell out shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as two disappointing seasons in Adelaide.  He talks a lot about race and politics in his comedy, which has led some people (particularly his parents) to think he is very angry about the world and deeply depressed. He would push back against this, somewhat.

Hing has worked a lot in radio and TV, on shows like Good Game (may it rest in peace), as well as on Triple J, where he got in trouble one time for accidentally turning off the whole thing for like 3 minutes when he hit the wrong button.

Currently, he works at SBS Viceland, on a show called The Feed, where he makes videos you may have seen on Facebook, and who knows, maybe you’re one of the people who left a very mean comment underneath one. I’m sorry about my haircut.

He also featured in the Stan original series The Other Guy alongside Matt Okine, where Michael’s acting chops were really stretched has he had to play a young Chinese-Australian comedian who works in radio.

Hing is also the host of the new SBS documentary series Where Are You Really From?, which looks at non-Indigenous communities of colour that have been in Australia for generations, many in regional towns, and asking them how Australian they feel.

In his spare time, he has a podcast called Free to a Good Home that people seem to like where he and Ben Jenkins go through classifieds they find online and try and solve their inherent mysteries.

And he also plays the character Freezo on Dragon Friends, a thing that, if you know what it is, you might think it’s cool, otherwise, I mean, it’s just gobbledygook isn’t it.

Overall, he thinks he’s doing fine, but his parents really worry about him.