Fabulous Friday night news pals, Ken Jeong‘s first-ever Netflix comedy special is hitting the streaming giant soon, and by soon I mean Valentine‘s Day.
Jeong, licensed physician turned comedian, announced the news on Twitter with the help of his supportive family.
“My first-ever @Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special ‘KEN JEONG: YOU COMPLETE ME, HO’ will premiere February 14th, Valentine’s Day! Directed by @jonmchu, my director from ‘CRAZY RICH ASIANS’. Can’t wait for you to see it.”
My first-ever @Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Special "KEN JEONG: YOU COMPLETE ME, HO" will premiere February 14th, Valentines's Day!
Directed by @jonmchu, my director from "CRAZY RICH ASIANS"
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) January 10, 2019
Firstly, that title is glorious because it is undoubtedly a nod to his wife Tran Ho. Secondly, to have your Crazy Rich Asians director, Jon. M. Chu, helm your first-ever comedy special is just a tad sweet. And thirdly, that video is glorious.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter when the news was first announced, Jeong said he was “thrilled to work with Chu again, and his brilliant cinematic eye will capture the energy and excitement of my first stand-up special.”
The special, filmed back in September at the the Ice House in Pasadena, will take us through Jeong’s transition from doctor to comedian, through his wife’s battle with breast cancer, and his acting career.
Back in 1995, Jeong obtained his MD from the University of North Carolina then kicked off his residency in New Orleans. There, Jeong entered and won the Big Easy Laff-Off, a contest which gave him the opportunity to perform two nights a week at the Improv in Los Angeles.
For some time, Jeong spent his days treating patients and nights performing gigs. Then, in 2007, he was cast in the film Knocked Up.
The rest is history.
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho will premiere on Netflix, February 14.Image: Getty Images / Rodin Eckenroth / Stringer