By Ed Diokno
In case you missed this past week’s special featuring comedian Conan O’Brien in South Korea here are a few clips of his hilarious visit.
His special guest was Steven Yeun, the Korean American star of The Walking Dead. He took a break from killing zombies to display some pretty good dance moves, a flair for deadpan comedy and – lo, and behold – not bad singing pipes, either.
The American pair tried Korean food …
My favorite bit was the K-pop music video in which they both appeared with J.Y. Park. As K-pop goes this is pretty good – catchy, nice dance moves, attractive people – even if you don’t understand the Korean lyrics.
Yeun, primarily known for his action role in The Walking Dead, may be priming himself to expand his horizons beyond the zombie apocalypse. His character, Glenn Rhee, is generally thought to be the character who dies in the hit drama’s finale. But that won’t be revealed until the show’s next season.
Not surprisingly, Yeun, as a Korean/American was also viewed as an American. He was as much a foreigner to the Koreans as red-headed Conan. Yeun was also a bit of a stranger in a strange land. As Conan discovered, Yeun wasn’t much of guide.
Have a great weekend.
(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)
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