Los Angeles, CA. November 16, 2018 -- YouTube, Sony and BuzzFeed today announced a new YouTube Original special Ken Jeong Cracks Christmas featuring none other than Ken Jeong as he and celebrity friends embark on the ultimate comedic quest to explore Christmas traditions and unexpected stories behind the world’s most celebrated holiday. The 30-minute special will debut on the BuzzFeed YouTube channel on December 12, 2018.
Check out the trailer here.
Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, Hangover, Community), a self-proclaimed holiday fanatic, who has seen the Nutcracker over forty-five times and obsesses over his family holiday card for months, immerses himself into different worlds filled with 200 Santas, carolers and ballerinas, alongside celebrity friends and guest stars Angela Kinsey, Joel McHale and Harry Shum Jr.
The show will illuminate the gifts, moments, and magic surrounding the Christmas holiday. Fans can watch as Ken becomes an honorary elf, visits the American Contemporary Ballet and carols with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Jeong will uncover the real Christmas story and beg the question, “how did we get here?”
Ken Jeong ‘Cracks’ Christmas is executive produced and developed by Justin W. Hochberg. Ken Jeong and Brett Carducci serve as executive producers, Isaac Feder as executive producer and director and Mike O’Connell as co-executive producer. The special is produced by Sony Pictures Television, DK Entertainment and Just Entertainment.
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About Sony Pictures Television:
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 22 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
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