Hilarious actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong will be performing his live stand up on The Colosseum stage at Caesars Windsor on Friday, May 17 at 9 pm. Known for his scene stealing abilities, Jeong 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 also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned Jeong an MTV Movie Award in 2010, and in which the film itself won The Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy in 2010. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover II, which grossed $581 million worldwide.
Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in Knocked Up in 2007, Jeong has gone on to star in a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies including Role Models, 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 Carolina. 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 Budd Friedman, turned out to be his big break.
Once in Los Angeles, he began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of TV shows including “The Office”, “Entourage”, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
This past summer, Jeong appeared in the Warner Bros box office sensation Crazy Rich Asians which grossed over $150 million worldwide and earned multiple nominations including Golden Globes, SAG, and People’s Choice. The film won “Best Acting Ensemble” award at the National Board of Review awards as well as “Best Comedy” at the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Jeong returns to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho” which launched globally on February 14, 2019. Filmed at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California, where Jeong first got his start in comedy, the special reflects on how Jeong went from being a doctor to a comedy superstar and opens up about how his wife’s courageous battle with breast cancer led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time, THE HANGOVER, and more recently, CRAZY RICH ASIANS.
Tickets start at $28 Canadian and go on sale at noon EST on Friday, March 1 at the Box Office and ticketmaster.ca.
Upcoming shows: Chris D’Elia (Feb 22), Lynyrd Skynyrd (Mar 3), Marianas Trench ALL AGES (Mar 6), Foreigner (Mar 10), Burton Cummings and Band (Apr 12), Teresa Caputo (Apr 17), The Tea Party with locals Autumn Kings (Apr 18), Aziz Ansari (Apr 25), Brad Paisley (Apr 27), Alessia Cara – ALL AGES (May 15), Ken Jeong (May 17), Chicago (May 26), Old Dominion (June 13), Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (July 26) and Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band (Aug 1).