Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Date of birth: 05-02-1945

Left home at 14, then lived rough until joining the merchant navy among various other jobs. Got into the Working Men's Club in the 50s, first as a drummer, then evolved a comedy act.

He appeared on Opportunity Knocks in the 70s and came fourth. He then decided to 'go blue' and became one of the most foul-mouthed comics on his circuit.

His act causes offence to many, but has built up a dedicated following, even though the nature of his material has kept him off TV. Sales of his videos and audio tapes are phenomenal.

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Venue pulls Roy Chubby Brown gig

Apparently they just realised he might be offensive

His reputation as one of Britain’s most offensive comedians surely precedes him.

But theatre bosses have pulled a gig by Roy Chubby Brown after belatedly deciding it was ‘unsuitable’.

When tickets went on sale for his July 14 gig at The Town House in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, the venue billed the show as containing ‘coarse and sick humour’ warning the ‘easily offended’ to stay away from his ‘politically incorrect jokes’.

But apparently managers of the council-owned venue have just woken up to the style of comedy the 73-year-old has been peddling for the past four decades – and South Lanarkshire Council has now cancelled the gig, saying they had received complaints.

Promoters HRH Live said they were told Brown would be ‘detrimental to their public image’ and against the council’s ‘corporate values’.

The decision comes after ‘a lot’ of tickets were sold, and HRH’s Tony Jo said: ‘Surely the number of people who have bought tickets outnumber the two or three who have made complaints? The minority are ruling the majority.’

A spokesperson for South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture said: ‘Following a review of the booking, it was decided the act was not suitable for a publicly-funded venue.’

They declined to comment on why they only belatedly decided the content of Brown’s act was inappropriate after booking him 

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Published: 24 Apr 2018

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