Ken Jeong Stops Routine at Phoenix Comedy Club to Help an Audience Member - NBC Southern California

Ken Jeong Stops Routine at Phoenix Comedy Club to Help an Audience Member

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    Actor and comedian Ken Jeong is interviewed before game seven of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

    Ken Jeong's medical degree is nothing to laugh at.

    The comedian's training came in handy Saturday when an audience member began having a seizure while Jeong was performing at a comedy club in Phoenix.

    The actor's representative, Michelle Margolis, confirmed reports that the 48-year-old Jeong and an emergency medical technician in the audience helped the woman until paramedics arrived. She was taken to a hospital.

    There was no immediate word on the woman's identity or condition.

    Jeong has appeared in "The Hangover" movie franchise and TV's "Dr. Ken" and "Community." 

    Jeong earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University before receiving a medical degree at the University of North Carolina. He completed an internal medicine residence in New Orleans before his film and TV comedy career took off.

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