With all of the hoopla about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, one comedian has decided that flags are stupid and deserve to be ridiculed. Ken Cheng, a British comedian and 2015 BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, shared his hilariously unflagging scorn on Twitter.
People are getting worked up at the idea of disrespecting a flag but I thought it would be fun to do all of them, in the true spirit of equality. I don’t actually hate them, in fact not caring about them either way is why I’m happy to disrespect them.
I’m doing them on the fly. I started without knowing how ambitious this task would actually be. I got 15 in and I actually realised I needed more to sustain it, which is why I started complimenting a few to mix it up, why I talked about the audition I was going to sack off to complete it, and why I ended up hiring conspiracy theorist Humbert Wendell to run the account.
I think what people like about this thread is it was totally unexpected but also makes a lot of sense given the news recently. I hope my next thing won’t be trying to capitalize on this idea as that’s what people expect. My dream to once again have that surprise factor.
people are wondering if I will do all 195 and oh boy they underestimate my commitment to one joke— Ken Cheng (@kenchengcomedy) September 25, 2017
And we're totally here for it.