Ken Jeong Says Dr. Ken Trying Stand-Up Comedy Is 'Art Imitating Life'

"It was pretty surreal for me," Ken Jeong said on "Good Morning America."

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April 13, 2016, 10:11 AM

— -- Dr. Ken Jeong visited “Good Morning America” two weeks before the season finale of his ABC show, “Dr. Ken.”

In the season finale, Dr. Ken tries his hand at stand-up comedy, which is something Jeong is all-too-familiar with in real life.

“This is art imitating life because I got my start before acting doing some stand-up comedy on the side as a hobby,” the “Hangover” star, 46, said on “GMA” today. “This is definitely inspired by my real life where my character tries stand-up at the Laugh Factory for the first time and that’s exactly what I did when I moved out to L.A. for the first time, so it was pretty surreal for me.”

The practicing physician admits that in his childhood, however, he never would have considered himself a comedian.

“I never thought of myself as that funny as a kid,” he said. I was always pretty shy. A lot of comedian’s probably are. I think I’m more reactive in funny situations, but I never think of myself as funny.”

“Dr. Ken” airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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