Actor-comedian Ken Jeong stops show to rescue fan

Witnesses at a comedy club in Phoenix said Jeong jumped off stage to help a woman in the audience who appeared to be having a seizure on Saturday. "The timing was very ideal, Ken just jumped from the stage to help", says Holmberg, noting that the woman appeared to be having a seizure.

Jeong seemed to think the audience members were razzing him at first when they called for him, Holmberg says.

His representative, Michelle Margolis, declined to make additional comments beyond saying the TMZ story was "accurate".

An audience member told USA Today that initially, the comedian thought he was being heckled. Someone was having a crisis. Both Jeong and the emergency medical technician stayed with the woman until paramedics arrived at the scene and took her away in an ambulance. An EMT in the audience also provided quick assistance. She was taken to a hospital. "Great night! He is gracious and grateful.AND flipping amusing!"

He really is "Dr. Ken".

He played the title character in ABC sitcom Dr Ken that he wrote based on his own experiences as an intern.

Jeong earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University before receiving a medical degree at the University of North Carolina.

Jeong then returned to the stage after the incident to a round of applause, the entertainment site said.

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

  • Marlene Weaver