Watch Ken Jeong sing a fairly respectable cowl of “What’s Up?” by four Non Blondes in Honolulu. The Hangover star has seen a considerable rise in his profile through the years, and this in fact has been due largely to his eager comedic expertise coupled with a powerful work ethic.
Not like a lot of his Hollywood friends, Jeong’s early days didn’t encompass setting all the things apart and leaping wholeheartedly into the pursuit of appearing. As a substitute, the Detroit native was initially extra prone to be present in a library than at an audition. Jeong obtained his medical diploma effectively earlier than he discovered success as an actor. That’s to not say he didn’t dream of Hollywood success on the time, nevertheless. Jeong spent many nights honing his comedic expertise as a get up and it took simply over a decade after commencement for his appearing skills to be extensively appreciated in The Hangover. Since then, Jeong is immediately recognizable to many, because of his completely portrayed function of smarmy social gathering animal Mr. Kim. Not one to be typecast, Jeong has since confirmed he’s greater than only a single widespread character, and 2020 seems to be a really busy time for the 50-year-old star, with a minimum of 5 movies due within the coming 12 months.
Jeong’s standing as a pure born performer appears to thrive even when he’s not performing get up or appearing. It appears that evidently the comic likes to rock a crowd, too, as evidenced by a current video posted to Twitter person Jonathan J. Amores’ account. The video (which may be seen in full beneath), reveals The Hangover star on stage in Honolulu and in full efficiency mode, belting out a rendition of four Non Blondes 1992 hit music, “What’s Up?” Judging by the group’s response in addition to Amores’ assertion, “I’ve by no means been so stunned and delighted,” Jeong’s arrival was not staged nor even anticipated.
Precisely what Jeong is doing in Honolulu in the intervening time just isn’t recognized, however given he’s accomplished work on six totally different productions (together with the upcoming Tom and Jerry in addition to Scooby-Doo origin story SCOOB!), maybe it was simply time to blow off just a little steam and luxuriate in himself on vacation. Nonetheless, it does appear that Jeong is the form of one who will give something a attempt to maybe because of this, except for his upcoming movies, he’s additionally engaged on a brand new actuality TV film with retired pro-basketballer Shaquille O’Neal referred to as Unqualified. The film (written by Jeong), will see the 2 celebrities tackle varied jobs, which, judging by the film’s title, they’re unqualified for. Some would possibly counsel that is precisely what Jeong was doing on stage in Honolulu singing What’s Up?, however at current there’s nothing to counsel the efficiency had something to do with Unqualified.
Whether or not the impromptu efficiency was a part of Jeong’s new TV film or only a little bit of enjoyable whereas on vacation, the actual fact stays that the comic likes to entertain. And though Jeong has loads of initiatives due out within the subsequent 12 months, there’s all the time prone to be a sure proportion of followers who actually need nothing greater than to see the comic reprise his function as Mr. Kim in yet one more Hangover movie. For now, that appears impossible to occur, however clearly relating to Jeong, one by no means is aware of what’s subsequent.
Supply: Jonathan J. Amores