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Uncle Roger gives his take on Singaporean cuisine: ‘weird, less good version’ of Malaysian food

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  • Nigel Ng, the 31-year-old Malaysian comedian known for his Uncle Roger persona, ranked Malaysian cuisine as better than Singaporean food.
  • The spontaneous ranking was spoken lightheartedly out of national pride. Ng was born in Kuala Lumpur and is Malaysian Chinese with parents of Hokkien heritage. He expresses his nationalism towards his home country’s food, and praises it at the expense of Singaporean food.
  • Uncle Roger is known for his orange polo shirt, strong Cantonese accent, and criticism of Western attempts at Asian cuisine.

Nigel Ng, a Malaysian comedian known for his Uncle Roger persona, ranked Malaysian cuisine better than Singaporean food in a new interview.

Referring to Singaporeans, Ng, 31, told Singapore-based news outlet The Straits Times, “You guys just do a weird, less good version of what we do [in Malaysia], to be honest.”

Comedian Uncle Roger’s joke about Ukraine falls flat with netizens

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  • Chinese Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng, better known as his Uncle Roger persona, received online backlash for promoting his world standup tour in a tweet referencing Ukraine.
  • “Adding some Ukraine dates to my Haiyaa world tour! Stay tuned…” he joked with a laughing emoji after Russia had launched an invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
  • Many netizens deemed the joke as insensitive, with Twitter users telling him to apologize.
  • Uncle Roger is currently on his “Haiyaa World Tour,” which has dates set across the U.K., North America, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Comedian Nigel Ng, better known as Uncle Roger, received online backlash following an insensitive tweet referencing Ukraine. 

The 30-year-old Chinese Malaysian stand-up comedian took to Twitter to promote his world tour on Feb. 24, just after Russia had launched an invasion into Ukraine, by posting, “Adding some Ukraine dates to my Haiyaa world tour! Stay tuned…” along with a laughing emoji.

‘We b*tched about Jamie Oliver for 15 minutes’: Uncle Roger meets Gordon Ramsey in new video

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  • In a profanity-filled seven-second TikTok clip, comedian Nigel Ng (portraying his comedic alter ego Uncle Roger) and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey meet for the first time.
  • In the caption of the video posted Thursday, Ng calls Ramsey “the king,” adding that they “b*tched about Jamie Oliver for 15 minutes.”
  • Ng rose to viral fame in 2021 with his Uncle Roger persona, who is best known for mocking chefs who poorly reproduce Asian foods, especially fried rice.

Malaysian-British comedian Nigel Ng, portraying his viral character Uncle Roger, met Gordon Ramsey, the celebrity chef to whom Uncle Roger has issued rare praise. 

In the seven-second video posted to Ng’s TikTok on Thursday, Ramsey sports his signature white chef’s shirt and Uncle Roger his distinctive orange polo. The two stand side by side as someone off-camera indicates they can start.