CLEARWATER — Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong will take the stage Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.
Tickets start at $38.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
Known for his scene stealing abilities, Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. 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. In 2008, Jeong had his first major role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in David Wain's “Role Models.” That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”
In 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. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, only to be trumped by “The Hangover Part II.” Other film credits for Jeong include “Transformers 3,” “Pain & Gain,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Turbo,” “The Duff” and “Ride Along 2.”
Last summer, Jeong appeared in the Warner Bros box office sensation “Crazy Rich Asians,” which earned multiple nominations from Golden Globes, SAG and People’s Choice. He was also seen in “Goosebumps 2,” released last year. His upcoming projects include “Elsewhere,” “Occupation Rainfall,” “My Spy,” “Boss Level” and “El Tonto.”
Jeong returned to his stand-up roots for his first-ever Netflix comedy special “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” which launched earlier this month.
“You Complete Me, Ho” 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.” The special is directed and executive produced by Jon M. Chu, who also directed Jeong in the groundbreaking box office phenomenon “Crazy Rich Asians.” Den of Thieves produced the special with executive producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, and Brett Carducci.