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Comedian Ken Jeong to perform at Pala Casino on 22 September

30 April 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Highly-regarded comedian Ken Jeong will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 22 September, at Pala Casino Spa and Resort’s Starlight Theater.

Jeong is an actor, producer and writer, known for his scene-stealing abilities, who has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. In May 2009, he appeared as the Asian mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper hit comedy The Hangover, which also starred Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned Jeong three Teen Choice Nominations and an MTV Movie Award. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date with over $457 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover 2, in which Jeong reprised his Mr. Chow role. It grossed $581 million worldwide.

Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in 2007’s Knocked Up, he has gone on to a number of memorable roles in a series of successful comedies. In 2008, he had his first major role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in Judd Appatow’s Role Models, which went on to gross $219 million worldwide. That same year, he also appeared in the cult comedy hits Pineapple Express and Step Brothers.

In television, Jeong was most recently seen starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, which he also created, wrote and was an executive producer. He also was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show Community from 2009-2015. The cast won a TV Guide Award for Favorite Ensemble in 2012. IN 2015, he directed an ESPN 30 For 30 documentary, Student Athlete, and he also produced the Sundance award-winning film Advantageous, which received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. Other film credits include Transformers 3 and Ride Along 2. His upcoming films include Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians and Sony’s Goosebumps.

Tickets: $40 $35, $30

Tickets go on sale, with no service charge, at 10 a.m., Friday, 4 May, at the Pala Box Office, the Pala Casino website and 1-877-WIN-PALA (1-877-946-7252). Tickets also are available at StarTickets and 1-800-585-3737.

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