Dates & TimeFri, Oct 19 | 8pm
LocationGrande Exposition Hall
Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene-stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster Mr. Chow in the sleeper-hit comedy “The Hangover,” which earned him three Teen Choice nominations and an MTV Movie Award. Jeong will perform live at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Friday, Oct. 19.
Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in “Knocked Up” in 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. In 2008, Jeong had his first major role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in Judd Appatow’s “Role Models,” which went on to gross $219 million at the worldwide box office. That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”
Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Caroline. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.
Once in Los Angeles, he began performing regularly at the Improv and The Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows including “The Office,” “Entourage” and “MADtv.” It wasn’t until he caught Apatow’s eye, who cast him as Dr. Kuni in “Knocked Up,” that he solidified himself as a feature film actor.
In television, Jeong was mostly recently seen starring on ABC’s “Dr. Ken,” which he also created, wrote for and was an Executive Producer. He was also a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show “Community” in which the cast won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble. In
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