Ken Jeong and director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) will reunite for Jeong’s hour-long Netflix comedy stand-up special, which Chu is set to direct. This marks Jeong’s first comedy special, which will premiere globally in 2019 on Netflix. This is the first comedy special that Chu has directed.
Tentatively titled Ken Jeong: First Date, Jeong will reflect on how he went from being a doctor to a comedy superstar, and will open up about how his wife’s battle with breast cancer led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time, The Hangover.
Jeong will executive produce with Brett Carducci. Filming will take place on September 15, 2018 at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California, where Jeong first got his start in comedy.
Said Jeong: “I am thrilled to work with Jon again, and his brilliant cinematic eye will capture the energy and excitement of my first stand-up special.”
Jeong recently starred as Wye Mun Goh in the current #1 box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians. His upcoming films include Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, Boss Level and Wonder Park. In television, Jeong starred along an ensemble cast in the cult comedy series Community, and was mostly recently seen starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, of which he was the creator, writer, and executive producer. He will next be seen this winter as a judge in the FOX celebrity singing competition The Masked Singer.