What’s next for Ken Jeong after “Crazy Rich Asians”? For one thing, kibitzing with a ton of Santas.
The actor-comedian is starring in “Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas,” a half-hour YouTube original comedy special set to premiere Dec. 12. It will be available free to watch on BuzzFeed’s YouTube channel. The special is presented by YouTube in partnership with BuzzFeed Studios and Sony Pictures Television.
“Can I sit on your left knee?” Jeong inquires of one Santa, who consents. Jeong adds, “I won’t lie to you — I haven’t worked out in a while.” Santa then asks, “So you’ve been pretty good, huh?” Jeong: “Not really.” Santa: “Yeah, I know.”
Jeong and his celebrity friends embark on a comedic quest to explore Christmas traditions in the special, which features cameos by Angela Kinsey (“The Office”), Joel McHale (“Community”) and Harry Shum Jr. (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “Glee”). Among his adventures, Jeong visits a gathering of 200 Santas, goes caroling with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, and rehearses as a “Nutcracker” ballerina with the American Contemporary Ballet.