Comedian Ken Jeong Jumped Off Stage During Stand-Up Set To Save Woman Suffering Seizure
He doesn't just play a doctor on TV.
You might know Ken Jeong as the ridiculous Chang from Community or from the Hangover trilogy as Mr Chow or even from his ABC series Dr. Ken.
What you may not have known is that Jeong, also a stand-up comedian, trained as a doctor and started comedy after finishing his shifts working in a clinic.
Over the weekend Jeong was performing in Pheonix, Arizona when he believed he was being heckled by a woman creating a loud disturbance in the audience. When the lights came up it became clear the woman was having a seizure, Jeong sprang into action.
Speaking to People in 2015 Jeong said he began doing comedy to destress.
"I was so intense as a doctor, and I was always stressed out, patients were surprised I did stand-up comedy on the side."
"I always hated that trope, laughter is the best medicine. No, medicine is the best medicine."
Jeong, who got his medical degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina, reportedly stayed with the woman until paramedics arrived.
Then the 48-year-old got back on stage and finished his set.
Despite playing a doctor on TV, Dr. Ken was cancelled in May last year after running for two seasons. Though he still performs stand-up regularly Jeong always has his medical license to fall back on.
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