Ken Jeong and Jon Chu of Crazy Rich Asians on Netflix Comedy Special
Ken Jeong is filming his first ever comedy special with Crazy Rich Asians' director, Jon M. Chu 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.
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. “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,” said Jeong who recently starred as the hilarious Wye Mun Goh in the current #1 box office hit, Crazy Rich Asians.
The busy actor will be in the upcoming Goosebumps 2, Boss Level, and Wonder Park. In television, Jeong starred along an ensemble cast in the cult comedy series Community, and will next be seen this Winter 2019 as a judge in the highly anticipated Fox celebrity singing competition The Masked Singer.
Director/Producer Jon M. Chu is known for blockbusters and work across genres with billion dollars global earnings. They include: Now You See Me 2, the innovative documentary/concert film/biopic Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
He directed Warner Bros.’ critical and box office hit Crazy Rich Asians, which is currently the top grossing comedy of the year having earned over $80 million domestically in just its first 14 days of release. The film, adapted from Kevin Kwan’s novel, is the first non-period, studio picture in over 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast and represents a conscious career pivot for Chu.
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