Another venue cancels Roy Chubby Brown | Cork Opera House suddenly realises he might be 'unsuitable'

Another venue cancels Roy Chubby Brown

Cork Opera House suddenly realises he might be 'unsuitable'

Yet another venue has pulled a Roy Chubby Brown gig after apparently belatedly realising that he might be offensive.

The Opera House in Cork originally promoted the comic with the promise of ‘politically incorrect jokes’.

But with less than three weeks to go before the show, bosses have pulled the plug, deeming it unsuitable.

The venue has not responded to Chortle’s request for comment but told the local Evening Echo that they axed the comic ‘following feedback received from our patrons’.

It said in a statement: ‘The venue decided that the content of this show was unsuitable for presentation by a publicly funded theatre.’

It is not the first time Brown – real name Royston Vasey – has been banned from a venue over  jokes deemed offensive to ethnic minorities, women and gay people.

Only last month, the  Town House in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, cancelled a show after belatedly waking  up to the style of comedy the 73-year-old has been peddling for the past four decades.

And last year he was blacklisted by the Newcastle City Hall, which pulled the plug on another of his shows.

• Our review of Roy Chubby Brown

Published: 24 May 2018

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