Are you smarter than a comedian? Studies show that people who have a sense of humour and can create humour on the spot are individuals who have high emotional intelligence and great cognitive abilities. It seems these claims are true for the most part if we consider the influence and works of famous comedians we know today.
Read on to see how clever your favourite comics really are:
1. Ken Jeong
Who better to cast as a doctor in Dr Ken than the real-life doctor, Ken Jeong? When Ken was a sophomore studying at Duke University, he took acting classes. He even started doing stand-up comedy during his internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. Being a comedian, actor and doctor might sound complicated, but Ken doesn't have a problem doing it all. In fact, it comes in handy as he can put his white coat back on when needed, whether he's on stage or onset.