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Roy Chubby Brown
Those who like the outrageous, in-your-face and nasty comedy more than the usual say-something-hide-something kind of humor should check the wonder man Roy 'Chubby' Brown.
Although he needs no introduction thanks to his huge fan base and controversies surrounding his brand of comedy, here we give you a sneak peak at the life and work of this funny man.
Born as Royston Vasey on February 3, 1945 in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire; Roy Brown had gone through many ups and downs in his life.
His father was a steelworker and his mother, a housewife. They divorced later while Roy left home at the age of fourteen. After that he lived a rough life and held many jobs.
Roy 'Chubby' Browns career has different ranges. From joining the Merchant Navy to serving in Borstal and prison; he played everything from cook, waiter, van driver, hod carrier, scaffolder and steelworker. Music was one of his early loves and he finally opted for it in the late fifties.
In the 1960s, Roy Brown started playing drums and joined a band that played at the northern working men's clubs circuits. Soon he found that he could get the laughs through his sense of humor and realized that comedians got better pay than musicians. So he mixed his humor with the music and surprised everyone around.
'Chubby' Browns first stunt with comedy started with a comedy act, under the name Alcock & Brown. He made it to the stand-up comedy scene and also appeared on the television show New Faces in the 1970s.
Roy Brown came second in the show. He also failed the audition for Opportunity Knocks because he said the word arse during his interview. But later, this outspokenness earned him name, fame and money.
Today, Roy Chubby Brown is considered one of the most successful comedians of English stand-up scene. His forte is adult comedy in which he uses offensive language, wears shocking costumes, and jokes about the wildest things you can ever imagine.
Chubby Brown usually uses sexual and abusive language in his acts. Surprisingly, he is the first man made to the music top ten with the word 'fuck' in it. His song Who the fuck is Alice? made him a record-holder; though this was not originally a part of the song.
He recorded this song with the band Smokie that used to play a song I've been living next door to Alice during his concerts. Sometimes the audience responded to it like Who the fuck is Alice? and Smokie decided to make a spoof on their own creation. And who was the better man person than Roy for this job. Hence, the song became Roys claim to fame.
During his long career, Roy Chubby Brown has invited controversies by mocking various things. His sharp comments on race and women are termed as offensive. But he sees fun in everything even in his own self and his Queen Mother. While some people and critics discard Roy as a rude and vulgar comedian, he has developed such strong fan base that is quite rare for a comedian like him.
Dressed up in a multi-colored patchwork jacket, white shirt, red bow tie, trousers and moccasins, awfully complemented with a flying helmet and goggles; Brown makes you laugh from the moment he appears on stage. And it only the stage that earned him the title of the most important comedian of the past 25 years as unlike his contemporaries; he is seen much in television and films.
Due to controversial nature and openness of his Roy 'Chubby' Browns acts, major television channels do not air him. While he released a film called U.F.O. starring himself and Roger Lloyd Pack in 1993 and Channel 4 once aired a show about his comedy in 2007; he has never made a big appearance in movies or in the idiot box. Even his movie was about his abduction by aliens while staying in a hotel in Blackpool during his live shows.
The stardom of Roy Brown can not only be attributed to the world of stage and live shows, the plethora cassettes and DVDs of his acts also became a source of his early success. He has also released a solo single in 1996 titled A Rocking Good Christmas and released two albums, Take Fat and Party and Fat Out of Hell that went well with the UK audience.
In 2006, Brown released an autobiography, Common as Muck: The Autobiography of Roy 'Chubby' Brown that gave insight on his personal and professional life. Also a co-owner of the racehorse Rasaman, Roy is truly a man of different talents.
It has been more than thirty years now since Roy Chubby Brown has been entertaining his fans with his ride, crude but totally irresistible humor.
It is said that he entertains over 350,000 people every year through live shows only. Add his DVD releases and other appearances to this, and you will know the phenomenon this man has become.
You can either love him or hate him, but you cannot ignore him at all. So while he is performing for thousands of his fans in a nearby venue, you can check and enjoy comedy the Chubby Style!