Ken Jeong jumps from stage to give medical aid

Ken Jeong jumps from stage to give medical aid

During a performance at Stand Up Live, Jeong thought he was being heckled by a woman in the crowd who was actually having a seizure.

Jeong, an internal medicine practitioner turned Hollywood funnyman, cleared the area and attended to the woman alongside a medic who happened to be in attendance, Holmberg said in a Sunday tweet.

A representative for Jeong confirmed to EW that he and an emergency medical technician helped the woman until paramedics arrived, as first reported by TMZ. An EMT in the audience also provided quick assistance. Ken thinks its heckling, when people are asking for his help. Someone was having a crisis.

Comedian Ken Jeong is well-known for various parts, including an incompetent Spanish instructor on "Community", a gang boss in "The Hangover", and a doctor on the short-lived ABC series "Dr. Ken".

Ken stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived - we're told at some point she regained consciousness while under his care and was brought back to her feet. "Great night! He is gracious and grateful.AND flipping amusing!"


Jeong, 48, was admirable in his actions, says Heather Holmberg, a Phoenix resident who was in the audience.

He really is "Dr. Ken".

Jeong received his medical degree in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, though he soon began moonlighting as a comic.

Although he no longer practices, he's a licensed physician in the state of California.

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