The internet's really cool sometimes, guys. This is one of those sometimes.
Above we have a lost video from the nether years of the late '90s — 1998, specifically, which is a full (uses Macbook calculator) 15 years ago — featuring the now uber-famous Zach Galifianakis and the now pretty damn-famous Ken Jeong (whose movie, "The Hangover Part III," comes out next weekend) doing some standup comedy together at a coffee house in Los Angeles. It's a fun watch, especially considering the rapport these two obviously already had a full decade before they would star together in "The Hangover."
It just goes to show you: If you put in the work, and you never quit, and you wait a decade, and you have the talent of either Zach Galifianakis or Ken Jeong, good things can happen to anyone.
Some bulletpoint observations:
We forget that Galifianakis was at one point, um, kind of a stud?
Jeong's comedic stylings are pretty much exactly the same now as they were 15 years ago.
The guy in the front row with the overwhelmingly terrible laugh needs to be stopped.
Galifianakis laughs at his own jokes less frequently now.
The place throwing the open mic looks like it serves delicious coffee.