During Jeong’s comedy set at Stand Up Live in Phoenix, Arizona, a woman began seizing in the third row. Witnesses say Jeong first thought the woman was heckling him, but the audience quickly made it clear that she needed medical assistance. The comedian then jumped off stage and began helping the woman by clearing the area and waiting with her until paramedics arrived. An EMT in the audience also rushed to Jeong’s side to assist. Jeong stayed with the woman until the ambulance came and she regained consciousness. After the woman was rushed to the hospital, the comedian continued his set and was greeted with a loud round of applause, simply saying he was "happy to be able to help."
Jeong is known for playing a doctor in a number of roles, including his famous appearance as Dr. Kuni in Knocked Up, the film that pushed the comedian to become a full-time entertainer. In 2015 he starred in, wrote, and executive the ABC medical comedy Dr. Ken, which lasted for two seasons.
But before playing a doctor on the big screen, Jeong was a physician in real life, after receiving his M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1995. Looks like that degree still comes in handy now and then.
Jeong will be starring in the forthcoming film Crazy Rich Asians alongside Constance Wu, Awkwafina, and Henry Golding, which hits theaters August 17.