Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why Ken Jeong needs to be my new BFF

Okay, so along the lines of other random, non-writing related blog posts comes this one.

Do you know this guy? You should. He's a stand-up comedian best known for his parts in The Hangover and Knocked Up. I'd heard about him here and there, but now comes my treatise on why Ken needs to be my new BFF.

I'm not stalking him. I've only Googled him FOUR TIMES, for god's sake.

1. Ken is a doctor; I'm a doctor. We both trained in internal medicine. Which, as you know, are the smartest doctors in the world because you have to know EVERYTHING about when to call a consulting physician.*


2. He also pursued a career in a field that his parents most likely didn't support. Stand-up comedy? Writing teen fiction? We could have a serious drink over Soju** re: which parents gave them more of a guilt trip.


3. We both married an Asian, non-Korean spouses. Because two Koreans under one roof is a Doublemint brand of insane.*** This way, I'm the only insane one in the house. Ken would likely agree.

3½. ...and our spouses are both physicians!

4. We're likely cousins. His full name is Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong. My name is in in his name! (Actually, that means totally nothing if you understand the Korean family name thing, but whatever.) We're still probably cousins or something. I mean, check this out. Dark hair, dark eyes, kind of short. He looks just like me, see?****

Scene from Knocked Up (copyright Universal Pictures 2008)


5. He's actually a really sensitive guy. Check out this amazing post about his wife, on Mother's Day.

Ken of course has no idea that he's my new BFF. Crap. Oh well. 

In any case, follow Ken on Twitter and please tell SNL that they need to host him, STAT by liking his Ken Jeong To Host SNL facebook page. Do it, or this might happen to you the next time you have a romantic moment...

From his Website
*This is only kinda sorta true about internists.
**Soju=Korean hard liquor made from sweet potatoes or rice. Imbibement usually results in a lot of loud, drunk Koreans. Yes, I have had my share. No, please don't tell my parents or my kids about this.
***Two married Koreans isn't really a recipe for major insanity. Just ask all my friends who have two Korean parents. Actually, don't.
****This is obviously a joke. If I had a dollar for every time someone said I looked like someone they knew who was also Asian, I'd have...a lot of dollars. A LOT.

28 comments:

Munk said...

I'm impressed by the fact that Soju can be made with either sweet potatoes OR rice. As long as it kicks...

Deb Salisbury said...

ROFL! He is cute. :-)

mooderino said...

He's also very funny in Community.

Carrie Butler said...

"...I wouldn't have needed Penguin to publish my book. I would have owned Penguin. Hah! :) I hope you're having a great weekend!

Shelly said...

This guy one of thr funniest I've seen in a long time. Enjoyed your spotlight of him~

Cherie Larkins said...

LOL! I don't know him, but you sure made me curious. BFFs huh. :)

bethchristopher.com said...

I've never had the desire to see "The Hangover," nor had I heard of Ken Jeong. But now, after reading your hilarious post and checking out that killer blog post for his wife, I'm adding it to my queue!

Lord Gwydion said...

Best part about soju - it's so darn cheap (here in Busan, anyway). Worst thing about soju - it's so darn cheap...

Catherine Stine said...

Yes! I've seen Ken in a bunch of TV and film and he is flipping hilarious!

Botanist said...

This made me laugh! Especially ****

Isn't it odd how as soon as we find a couple of random common points with someone we feel an instant attachment?

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Ken should hire you as his publicist! It's great to find someone who shares common life facets that have gone on to large things. It gives you hope the same lightning can strike you! Have a happy holiday weekend, Roland

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Your post made me smile, but your footnotes made me ROFL!

Would you believe I haven't seen either of those movies? But you've made me interested now.

Coleen Patrick said...

I remember seeing him in a tv interview and thinking-wow, i feel like such an underachiever! It's pretty amazing all the things he's done! Just to be so funny is huge and then a dr and an actor, etc, etc!!
I'd want to be related to him too :)

Clarissa Draper said...

This is so funny! I hope he sees this post and looks for his long lost cousin.

ryan graudin said...

Oh, Soju. We had some good times together. I love Ken Jeong. Have you seen Community? He plays a crazy Spanish professor in it. And is consequently hilarious!!!

The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. I love your list--and the footnotes were great!

Leslie Rose said...

*giggling* You never know where you'll find a kindred spirit.

prerna pickett said...

I love him on Community. Definitely hilarious and so sweet to his wife!

E. Arroyo said...

He's great. =)

Krispy said...

LOL. Secret BFFs are the best! Also, soju is one of the few alcoholic drinks I can take better, but in general, I just can't. :P And omg, about the looking like other Asians thing!

DL Hammons said...

I saw him talking about his wife on the Ellen DeGeneris show, and he really is a sensitive soul!

Great choice for a BFF!

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Robert Guthrie said...

"Because two Koreans under one roof is a Doublemint brand of insane." Hilarious... from this view on the alabaster sidelines.

LTM said...

AND! He's absolutely HILARIOUS on Community! Yay!!! I love your cousin/new BFF. :D <3

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, this post just made me laugh out loud! Well done, my dear! (P.S.- I'm finally alive and blogging again! I've missed you!)

Meredith said...

Haha, he would definitely be an awesome best friend! Love him.

Shelley Munro said...

I hadn't heard of him, but I enjoyed reading your post about him :)

Magan said...

It's like you are seperated at birth. I hope you are constantly telling him to be your BFF on Twitter.

 
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