Ken Jeong Gives Honest Opinion on Receiving His Own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
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Comedian Ken Jeong recently appeared on CBS’ The Talk, where he humbly reacted to the news of receiving a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Jeong reflected on his unlikely career journey from physician to celebrated actor and comedian.
Ken Jeong Still Processing Prestigious Honor
When asked by The Talk hosts about receiving a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Jeong admitted he is still processing the prestigious honor. He never imagined such recognition when starting out as a doctor at Kaiser Permanente years ago.
Jeong expressed feeling humbled, believing there are many more deserving performers. However, he is deeply grateful for the fans’ love and goodwill behind this achievement. Co-host Natalie Morales joked Jeong is still a doctor since laughter is the best medicine. Jeong quipped his ego and lost 30 pounds thanks to the validating accomplishment.
Despite his fame, Jeong remains humble and grounded as a physician. Jeong practiced medicine full-time until the mid-2000s. His initial goal was to transition to acting and hopefully become a working character actor.
Jeong just wanted to find regular entertainment industry work, without expectations of stardom. He hoped to make a consistent living as a comedic performer. The public embraced Jeong through hits like The Hangover movies and TV’s Community. He rapidly went from unknown to a household name.
While processing this honor, Jeong credited supportive fans for getting him there. He feels the recognition reflects the public’s goodwill.
Ken Jeong on Playful Banter With Natalie Morales on Hosting I Can See Your Voice
During his same guest appearance on The Talk, Jeong engaged in funny banter with co-host Morales about his hosting gig on I Can See Your Voice. Morales jokingly called out Jeong for being a terrible guesser on The Masked Singer, saying it must be a relief to now host I Can See Your Voice instead.
Playing along, Jeong reacted with mock outrage to Morales’ “hard-hitting journalism” and teasing. He quipped that her “scoop” about his poor guessing skills was nothing new. The two then threatened a comedic “fake beep off,” with Morales vowing to “come after” Jeong.
I Can See Your Voice premiered its third season on January 4, with Jeong as host and executive producer. The music guessing series was a ratings hit when it debuted in 2020.
Jeong is joined by Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton as panelists. Rotating guest celebrities also assist the contestant attempting to weed out bad “Secret Voices.”
With $100,000 on the line each episode, the contestant ultimately picks one singer to perform with the musical superstar guest. This results either in amazing chemistry or hilarious failure.