Adults only for Gaiety return of Roy 'Chubby' Brown

By By John Turner john.turner@iomtoday.co.im Twitter: @iomnewspapers in Entertainment

Self-proclaimed old school comic Roy ’Chubby’ Brown will be part of the TT entertainment line-up this year.

The septuagenerian Yorkshireman will appear at the Gaiety Theatre on Sunday June 4 - Mad Sunday, perhaps appropriately - bang in the middle of the of the TT races period.

Famed for his foul mouth, flying helmet and multi-coloured tunic, Mr Brown will appear in the island for one night only.

He warns potential audience: ’Don’t forget, I’m an old school comic and believe there shouldn’t be any boundaries in comedy, so if you are easily offended, please stay away. ’On the other hand, if you want a good laugh come along and enjoy the show.’

The comedian’s visit forms part of a tour comprising more than 40 dates starting in February and ending in July. The Isle of Man is date number 31 in a run which takes him from Edinburgh to Margate via Rotherham, Blackpool and Skegness. After the Isle of Man, he heads to Kent, before playing two nights in Jersey and finishing up in Southport.

The comedian rarely appears on television, with much of his material deemed unsuitable for a family audience. However he did make a cameo appearance on the League of Gentlemen as the mayor of the town of Royston Vasey. Mr Brown’s real name is Roy Vasey.

He has a home in Middlesbrough and was born in the North Riding town of Grangetown, becoming well known in the 1970s after winning the runner up spot in the talent show New Faces.

Tickets for the show, which has an over 18 only age restriction, cost £20 and are available from the Villa-Gaiety box office by calling 600555 or on line at www.villagaiety.com. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

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Manx born (formerl CV) · 11 days ago · Report

Coeus, you can use that argument for most the things that are unlawful. Doesn't make it right though surely? 10,000 people laughing at racist and homophobic jokes is no barometer for what is acceptable these days

H Watterson · 11 days ago · Report

I'm not going, I'll be at chapel. Swearing and on a Sunday? What next Gaiety theatre.

VVV · 12 days ago · Report

Cringe! He is so vile. CV is right! It's TT week and THAT is the "entertainment"?? I've eaten potatoes with more comic talent than Roy Chubby Bollox.

Manx born (formerl CV) · 13 days ago · Report

A comic who believes that there should be no boundaries in comedy, therefore racism, homophobia and sexism will abound, a beer tent and a tacky funfair. And some people still claim that the TT is a world class event.

ManxMoan · 13 days ago · Report

Do you not think that RCB reminds us of the days where you could say what you wanted - in that setting -on stage It was considered comical and not every man and his Facebook/Noticeboard keyboard warrior took offence. He's a funny guy who still pulls the crowds whilst he's not going to be everyone's cup of tea - I find myself agreeing with peejay145. If you don't like him = Don't go.

Spook · 13 days ago · Report

Moral compasses are becoming increasingly rare here.

Declamatory · 13 days ago · Report

Give it a rest Spook. He wouldn't be touring if people weren't still going to see him. The fact that people still go shows that he isn't superannuated. I don't need you to be my moral compass.

A. Local · 13 days ago · Report

It is an insult to locals and the biking community alike that 'they' think this is giving the people what they want during TT for entertainment. Outdated, unfunny, unintelligent, lowest common denominator so called excuse for humor. I'm not a prude or easily offended and this was a novelty and a bit funny 30 years ago maybe, is not now, and not for TT thats for sure...Idiots...

Spook · 13 days ago · Report

It's not simply a case of if you don't like it then don't go. Bringing so called acts such as Roy Vasey here as a feature reflects very badly on the whole island. It conveys an image that our culture relates to boorish crudeity and vulgarity.

Spook · 13 days ago · Report

Is there really any need to bring this superannuated foul mouthed disgusting misogynistic here?

Clock Weights · 13 days ago · Report

Ooh, the 'Snowflakes' on the Island won't like that. Stand by for yet another petition.......

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