Author(s): Hung Le
On the last day of the Vietnam War, nine-year-old Hung jumped on a leaking prawn trawler on the Saigon River, somehow cheating death to become one of the first Vietnamese boat people to arrive Australia, a land where a young man’s potential is limited only by his imagination – that is unless you’re Hung Le.
Hung Le is a violinist turned comedian who first made his mark in 1987 as the winner of Hey Hey It's 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. The Vietnamese-born performer, now based in Melbourne, has made documentaries for the ABC, SBS and Discovery Channel and appeared in films including The Wogboy, Fat Pizza and Broken Hill.