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
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|
**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.