From his top venue for a parmo to his first choice spot for enjoying a pint, here's Roy 'Chubby' Brown's Top 10 of Teesside. But I was banned from the Town Hall for about ten years in the late '70s! Roy now splits his time between his home in East Harlsey, close to the the Cleveland Tontine, and his home in Louth, Lincolnshire.
After 40 years in the business, Teesside comedy legend Roy Chubby Brown says he's hanging up his helmet. While he insists he isn't retiring, the showman says he will be cutting back on his working hours. The comic, best known for his blue language and risky routines, has always divided opinion among comedy lovers.
The blue comic spoke of his disappointment after the town hall said there was "no place" for the comedian on their programme. But the Grangetown comic believes the decision is because of the explicit content of his act. The controversial blue comic, real name Royston Vasey, has been criticised for sexist and racist jokes throughout his long career.
Born Royston Vasey 73 years ago, Chubby Brown is famous for his sarcastic blue humour. A familiar and still popular face on national comedy circuit for a number of decades now, his shows are always packed-out affairs. We've got one pair of tickets to give away for the April 21 show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
The legend that is Roy Chubby Brown is back and even naughtier than before. He plays Scarborough Spa on Friday December 7 at 7. Roy Chubby Brown is a comedy legend, but he splits opinions across the globe.
The funeral of Martin Thomas Reilly was held yesterday and his heartbroken dad has cancelled several performances. InMr Reilly, then aged 35, was jailed for four years for his part in a drugs distribution ring. Got a story or an issue you want us to investigate?
Tickets are now on sale for the lewd and crude comedian's 'Don't Get Fit! Get Fat! The Middlesbrough comedian returns to his hometown to perform at the town hall on Thursday, October 1.
Roy Chubby Brown was born in Grangetown, Middlesbrough. The son of a steelworker, life may have been tough for our Chubbs, but that only spurred him on to see the world and pursue his ambitions. After a short stint in the Merchant Navy, Roy followed his passion for music, learned to play drums, joined a band and earned his chops playing the Northern Working Men's Club circuit.
The Smoggy provocateur has made his name in recent years without appearing on television with his act often deemed too controversial for a mainstream TV audience. But his multi-coloured suit and flying helmet has become a familiar figure in theatres and clubs around the country. His detractors brand Brown's style of humour outdated, with his racial slurs and sexist jokes not considered suitable for mainstream TV.
Chubby was applauded for his charity work on Teesside by his TV and film star friend Ricky Tomlinson. Ricky Tomlinson appeared in the North this week and took time out to applaud his friend for the outstanding charity work the Middlesbrough comedian achieves for Teesside. Roy has been doing this sort of thing for many years, without ever making a fuss about it. He is a very funny man, and has a very special bond with Teesside people - much the same as I have in Liverpool.