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Comedian, Actor Ken Jeong to Appear at UW Oct. 6

May 30, 2018
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Comedian and actor Ken Jeong will perform a stand-up comedy set in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. (Ken Jeong Photo)

Comedian and actor Ken Jeong will perform a stand-up comedy set in the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Jeong’s UW appearance is a ticketed event and is open to the public.

Pre-sale tickets just for UW students will be available Thursday, May 31, through Friday, June 29. All UW student ticket sales will begin Wednesday, Aug. 22. Tickets cost $20 with a valid UW student ID for both sale dates.

UW faculty and staff tickets, as well as tickets for the public, are $30 and will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.

All tickets can be purchased at the Wyoming Union information desk, the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts box office or online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts. A limit of four tickets per person will be assessed.

Jeong’s breakout role was the 2009 sleeper-hit comedy “The Hangover” as the Asian mobster “Mr. Chow” that earned him three Teen Choice nominations and an MTV Movie Award. He also reprised the same role in two more “Hangover” films.

Since his feature film debut playing a doctor in “Knocked Up” in 2007, Jeong has appeared in a number of scene-stealing 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 Judd Apatow’s film “Role Models.” That same year, he also appeared in the cult comedy hits “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”

His other film credits include “The Duff,” “Transformers 3,” “Departures,” “Saving Zoe” and “Amusement Park.” Jeong recently starred in his own television show on ABC, “Dr. Ken,” which he also created, wrote for and served as an executive producer. Jeong was a true-life physician before embarking on a career in the entertainment field.

He 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, Jeong directed an ESPN “30 for 30” documentary, “Student/Athlete.” He also produced the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film “Advantageous” that received a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination.

For more information about Jeong, visit his website at www.kenjeong.com/, follow him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter and Instagram @kenjeong.

The Campus Activities Center’s (CAC) 7220 Entertainment Large Scale Events Committee sponsors Jeong’s performance. For more information about 7220 Entertainment, visit www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/7220-entertainment/index.html.

For more information about the CAC, visit www.uwyo.edu/cac/, download the complimentary mobile app Corq, like the Wyoming Union on Facebook, or follow the CAC on Twitter and Instagram @UWYOCAC.

Individuals needing assistance to attend events should call the CAC at (307) 766-6340.

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