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An evening with Ken Jeong - with a special performance by Salma Hindy

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Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. In May of 2009, Jeong appeared as the Asian-mobster “Mr. Chow” in the sleeper-hit comedy The Hangover also starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, which earned him 3 Teen Choice Nominations and an MTV Movie Award. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by The Hangover 2, which grossed $581 million worldwide. 

Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in Knocked Up in 2007, Jeong has gone on to a number of memorable 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 Appatow’s Role Models, which went on to gross $219 million at the worldwide box office. That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits Pineapple Express and Step Brothers. 

Jeong’s career path started off on a different course. He earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University and went on to get his medical degree at the University of North Carolina. Jeong completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all the while developing his comedy. In 1995, Jeong won the Big Easy Laff Off. The competition, which was judged by former NBC President Brandon Tartikoff and Improv founder Bud Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.

Once in Los Angeles, he began performing regularly at the Improv and Laugh Factory, and was seen on a number of television shows including The Office, Entourage, and MADtv.  It wasn’t until he caught Judd Apatow’s eye, who cast him as “Dr. Kuni” in Knocked Up, that he solidified himself as a feature film actor. 

This event is open to McMaster University students only. All attendees must present their ticket, plus a current McMaster student ID card at the entry.

McMaster University alumni are welcome, please visit the the Alumni Association website for alumni specific tickets and information.

Rules & Regulations about this event:

  • McMaster Student ID required on entry.

  • No Refunds/exchanges.

  • Backpacks, large bags, beverages, selfie sticks, lawn chairs, or potential weapons are prohibited.

  • No re-entry allowed.

  • Passes deemed to be lost or stolen will not be honoured.

  • General admission seating in effect. Guests will be seated as per venue discretion. Specific seating is not guaranteed.

 FAQ's

Q: I do not own a credit card, can I pay by debit or cash?
A: YES. Tickets will be sold at the Compass Information Centre, located in the MUSC
building.

Q: I forgot my McMaster student ID at home, can I still attend by showing my class
schedule, or a photo of my ID?
A: NO. You must show a physical, valid McMaster student ID alongside a ticket to enter the
venue.

Q: Can I choose my seat? 
A: NO. To ensure all seats are filled, all those entering will be seated at the venues
discretion, starting from the front row and moving back. Specific seating is not
guaranteed. 

Q: Can I bring a guest? How many guests can I bring?
A: Yes. There are a limited amount of guest tickets now available. Guests must present a Government
issued ID and be signed in by a McMaster Student. (1) Guest permitted per student. 

Q: I can no longer attend the event but bought a ticket already, can I get a refund?
A: Tickets are non refundable. Perhaps there is another student that would be willing to
buy this ticket from you.

Q: Where can I find the tickets sold for alumni?
A: Alumni tickets can be purchased here.

For any additional questions, please contact us at compassic@msu.mcmaster.ca.


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Earlier Event: January 11
Salma Hindy (opening for Ken Jeong)