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Before ‘The Hangover,’ he was a doctor. Now, he’s hitting the stage at Tachi Palace

Comic Ken Jeong, who is a physician, also played one on television in ABC’s new sitcom, “Dr. Ken.”
Comic Ken Jeong, who is a physician, also played one on television in ABC’s new sitcom, “Dr. Ken.” TNS

“Dr. Ken” is setting up shop at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, for one night at least.

That’s Ken Jeong, the actor/comedian (and one-time doctor) best known for his reoccurring role in “The Hangover” franchise. Jeong will perform at the casino’s bingo hall Jan. 10. Tickets are $40 and on sale now at tachiPalace.com or at the hotel gift shop.

If the name is not instantly recognizable, Jeong’s smiling face should be familiar, not only from “The Hangover” films (in which he played the gangster Mr. Chow) but also movies like “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.”

He was also on MadTV, a regular on the NBC comedy “Community” (as Señor Chang) and had his own sitcom, the aptly titled “Dr. Ken.”

Jeong developed his comedy act while earning a medical degree and doing a residency in internal medicine in New Orleans.

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