Just because comedian Ken Jeong plays a doctor on TV doesn’t mean he’s qualified to save a life. Good thing he’s also a doctor in real life though, because during a comedy set on Saturday, he did just that.
According to TMZ, a woman in the audience at a Stand Up Live show in Phoenix, Arizona, started having a seizure shortly after Ken began his set. At first Ken thought she was a heckler but the audience soon let him know she was having an actual medical emergency. Instead of yelling “is there a doctor in the house?” and looking for Leslie Nielsen to appear, Ken jumped into action himself.
As soon as he realized what was happening, we’re told Ken hopped off the stage and rushed to the woman’s aid. Sources say he cleared the area and attended to her while paramedics arrived. An audience member who was also an EMT assisted as well. Oh, and in case you didn’t know … Ken actually obtained his M.D. back in the ’90s. So, he’s legit.
Ken stayed with the woman until the ambulance arrived and she was taken to the hospital. Then Ken hopped back on stage and finished his set, like a boss.
@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
Saw @kenjeong in Phoenix last night. He killed. Crowd work was second to none. Lightning-fast improvisational wit. Loved it!
— Dave Simon (@hairyhilarity) May 5, 2018
It’s nice to know that he was able to kill that night, while simultaneously keeping his Hippocratic oath to “do no harm”!