Actor and comedian Ken Jeong stopped his show at Stand Up Live comedy club in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday after a woman in the crowd began having a seizure. Jeong is well known for his roles in Community and The Hangover, playing Senor Chang in Community and Dr. Chow in The Hangover, but before he became a famous actor and comedian, he was a respected doctor. Jeong graduated from Duke University in 1990, and obtained his MD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1995.
He initially thought the woman was a heckler, but upon realizing that she was actually having a seizure he jumped off stage and ran to her assistance. Another audience member, an EMT, helped Jeong while they waited for medics to arrive. Once they arrived and the woman was taken to hospital, Jeong got back to his show.
@kenjeong at Stand Up Live! A woman had a medical emergency during the show. Ken thinks its heckling, when people are asking for his help. He jumps off stage to assist. An EMT helped, too. Then on with the show! Great night! He is gracious and grateful…AND flipping funny! pic.twitter.com/G0nMWb5wMM
— Heather Holmberg (@TippedHatEnt) May 6, 2018