Friday, August 7, 2009

It's Got To Stop

By Chase Kahn

While seeing Funny People yesterday, I noticed a very disturbing trend -- no not that Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol looks absurd and fuel to the unfortunate 3D fire -- but that Ken Jeong (that asian guy from every Judd Apataw-produced flick ever made) was in not one, not two, not three, but FOUR previews that I saw -- out of six!

You'll see his work in The Couples Retreat, All About Steve, Despicable Me and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Talk about striking while the iron is hot. Jeong, a kind of funny looking middle-aged asian man, has been in everything from Knocked Up to Role Models to the recent smash-hit The Hangover.

He's become, almost overnight, the obligitory rated-R funny-asian-male-wacko-peripheral-character and I've gotta say that I've had enough. It was funny the first time, but it's time to move on, see ya. The guy's schtick is becoming more stale than Will Ferrell when he made Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro. Put it up, we've seen it.


  1. Haha I don't blame him, but he's a product of an industry that loves to make the same thing over and over again. They're doing the same thing to Seth Rogen, and have for the last 100 years. There's nothing worse in Hollywood than being very good at one thing because damned if they won't put you in it every time.

  2. No, you can't blame a guy that like, but in 10 years he'll be a punchline. "What ever happened to that crazy Asian guy in those Apataw movies"?

    After seeing "Funny People", yes, Seth Rogen is becoming stale, as well. His little furrowed brows, weird smile, awful laugh. And Adam Sandler's character had it right -- he looked funnier when he was fat.