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Nigel Ng

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About

Malaysian comedian and creator of the orange-shirted egg-fried rice connoisseur Uncle Roger

Nigel Ng is a Malay comedian of Chinese descent. Born and raised in Malaysia, Ng headed to the US to attend university at Northwestern. During his freshman year in Illinois, Ng started doing stand-up.

Bit by bit, he eked out more and more of a living at stand-up, eventually getting to the point in 2019 where he could quit his day job as a data scientist and focus on comedy. Unfortunately for Ng, that coincided with a global pandemic, meaning he was now an unemployed professional comedian.

In need of a source of income, Ng followed most of his peers online. He’d already established a following on YouTube, but a surfeit of free time allowed him to fully explore the possibilities.

This resulted in the creation of Uncle Roger, a beloved character based on Asian stereotypes who comments on online videos of Chinese cooking. Roger’s horror at Hersha Patel’s egg-fried rice recipe went viral and resulted in Patel and Ng collaborating together.

Ng also presents the Rice To Meet You podcast with his comedy partner Evelyn Mok.

In 2021, Nigel Ng finally got back to the regular business of being a full-time comedian and announced a string of UK tour dates for November 2021.