Nightlife & Entertainment
April 10, 2023

Comedian Ken Jeong is Coming to The Hard Rock Event Center Sunday, October 8 – 8 p.m.

Comedian Ken Jeong is coming to the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa on Sunday, October 8, at 8 p.m.

Fans can access venue presale tickets beginning Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

Tickets starting at $75 will be available Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. via and Ticketmaster.

Known for his scene stealing abilities, actor, producer, writer and comedian Ken Jeong has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. Since his feature film debut playing the doctor in “nocked Up” in 2007, Jeong has gone on to create memorable roles on both TV and film.

Jeong can currently be seen as a panelist on “The Masked Singer,” the hit show that received an Emmy nomination in the category of “Outstanding Competition Program” in 2020. Jeong is also the host and executive producer of “I Can See Your Voice,” as well as a panelist on “The Masked Dancer.” We’re calling Wednesday “Kensday.” The actor can recently be seen in Mike Meyers’ Netflix limited series “The Pentaverate” alongside Meyers, Keegan-Michael Key, Debi Mazar, Richard McCabe, Lydia West and Jennifer Saunders. The comedy series is about a secret society that has been working to control world events since 1347. Jeong can also recently be seen in Will Arnett’s “Murderville,” Netflix’s new series where Arnett and his celebrity guests improvise their way through a murder investigation without a script.

Up next, Jeong will be seen in AppleTV+’s “The Afterparty” alongside Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Paul Walter Hauser, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall and Vivian Wu, as well as returning stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao. Season 2 will revolve around a murder at a wedding, which Richardson and Chao taking on lead duties solving the crime, with Haddish back as Detective Danner.

Prior to headlining “Kensday” on FOX, Jeong starred on ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, wherche he was the creator, writer, and Executive Producer. He also was a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC show “Community” from 2009 through 2015, which won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy Series in 2012. In 2015, Jeong directed an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Student Athlete, and he also starred in and produced the Sundance award-winning film “Advantegeous” which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

In addition to his work on “Dr. Ken” and “Community,” the actor can be seen on TV hits such as “The Office”, “Entourage”, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In 2008, Jeong had his first major film role opposite Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott as the villain in David Wain's “Role Models.” That same year he also appeared in the cult comedy hits “Pineapple Express” and “Step Brothers.” 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 Jeong an MTV Movie Award in 2010, and in which the film itself won The Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical and Critics' Choice Award for “Best Comedy” in 2010. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated comedy to date, with over $467 million worldwide, only to be trumped by “The Hangover Part II,” which grossed $581 million worldwide. Jeong reprised his iconic role in “The Hangover Part III.” His other film credits include “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Ride Along 2,” “Transformers: Dark of The Moon,” “Couples Retreat,” “Goosebumps 2” and “Tom & Jerry” among a steady list of roles.

Jeong has lent his voice to a plethora of animated films and was recently heard in Netflix’s Oscar- Nominated “Over The Moon,” Warner Brothers’ “Scoob,” and Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp.” Jeong’s other voice over credits include “The Casagrandes”, “Wonder Park,” and “My Little Pony,” among a lengthy list.

In February 2019, Jeong returned to his stand-up roots for his first-ever hit Netflix comedy special, “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” whi earned him a People’s Choice nomination for “The Comedy Act of 2019.” Filmed at The Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California, where Jeong first got his start in comedy, the special reflects on how he went from being a doctor to a comedy superstar. He opens up about how his wife’s courageous battle with breast cancer led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy franchises of all time, “The Hangover,” and more recently, “Crazy Rich Asians.”

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 Budd Friedman, turned out to be his big break as Tartikoff and Friedman urged Jeong to head to Los Angeles.

Jeong dedicates his spare time to volunteering with Stand Up 2 Cancer, which is a cause very close to his heart. Ken has also been very outspoken on the rise in racism and hate crimes against the AAPI community in the last year. He is using his platform to call attention to these issues and advocate for change in hopes of having a lasting impact. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and twin daughters.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation's hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 260 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category. HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit or


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