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Weibo account of comedian Uncle Roger banned after comedy sketch

Weibo account of comedian Uncle Roger banned after comedy sketch

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The Weibo account of famous comedian and Youtuber Nigel Ng (or Uncle Roger), has been banned a day after Ng uploaded a portion of a comedy sketch he did where he poked fun at China and its laws. 

In the clip, Ng is speaking to a member of the audience who says that he is from Guangzhou, China. Ng responds by saying that China is a "good country" as the audience laughs. 

"We have to say that now, correct? All the phone(s) (are) listening," he said before noting that the audience member he was speaking to was using a Huawei phone. 

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The audience member then notes that he is using an Express VPN which Ng responds to by saying, "Don't let your government hear that please."

Ng then goes on to say "Long live President Xi" twice in the direction of his pocket, indicating that his phone and China are listening in to what he is saying. 

Ng then goes on to ask if any of the audience members are from Taiwan. When some members cheer, Ng says, "I hope one day you rejoin the motherland. One China."

Ng ends the clip by saying that he will be cancelled after this routine and tells the audience member to ensure that he does not "disappear".

A day after the clip was uploaded, Ng's Weibo account held a notice saying that he was banned for violating "relevant regulation".

While Ng has not acknowledged the ban, he did cheekily take to Twitter to repost the clip saying:

For some reason this clip got a ton of views this past weekend. I wonder why.

This is not the first time Ng has gotten into trouble with China. In January 2021, Ng apologised to fans on Weibo after he collaborated with Chinese-American YouTuber Mike Chen who is well known for his highly critical views of the Chinese government. 

Ng put out a statement following the collaboration apologising for the social impact of the video and took down the clip noting that he was not aware of Chen's political opinions and his past remarks about China. 

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