Comedian Aaron Chen’s Secret to Success
Whilst most 16 year olds are fretting about their final school exams, or frantically pondering about whether their crush reciprocates their lust, Aaron was busy jump starting his comedic career.
At the tender age of 16, Aaron Chen won the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns award.
And since then, his career has gone from strength to strength; performing at the prestigious Splendour In The grass festival, hosting his on show on ABC show (Aaron Chen Tonight), and if that weren’t enough, he also featured in Channel 10’s Drunk History.
But while he’s achieved success, he hasn’t been immune to backlash; critics branded his 2017 ‘comedic reporting’ during Liverpool’s clash with Sydney FC “the worst sports coverage ever.” And despite a furore of voices condemning him for being rude, he refused to back down.
Aaron Chen joined Mick and comedy correspondent Te Rina Taite in studio for a hilarious battle off. Plus, we touch on how he managed to break into a notoriously cutthroat industry, what keeps his comedic juices pumping and why he won’t ever apologise for that controversial incident.