Roy Chubby Brown is in town

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - Presented by: The Queens Hall

"Well my name is Roy and I was born Feb 3rd 1945.

My life on and around the council estate was like most of the people, there was honour amongst thieves and my mother left home when I was 9 to live with some guy who came to fix the washer ..!

I thought my life would be a life of crime, detention centres, borstal and then prison, I openly admit I didn't grow up till I was 25. Whilst in prison, I read a book by Bob Hope called 'I owe Russia $1200' and it changed my life. I was already into music so I taught myself ukelele banjo, piano and drums. I bought a set of drums for £15, joined up with my cousins Dek and Lee and a singer Tony Morris, called ourselves Pipeline then The Four Man Band amongst others. The band wanted to play jazz/funk but I wanted to do comedy so started a comedy duo in the 70's called Alcock and Brown, started doing support slots for top names on the clubland circuit and auditioned for New Faces and Opportunity Knocks.

I started on my own doing a slot at Jollies Stoke on Trent in 1976, where I first met Bernard Manning, he told me "You're a good blue comic, keep it up son". It wasn't long after this I met Les Dawson and he said "If you stop this effin and Jeffin you'll get a TV show". I've never really done TV to this day apart from a couple of interviews and the cameo on The League of Gentlemen as I've never had stars in my eyes, I just liked working and making people laugh and the bonus is that I get paid for it!

After 12 casettes, 2 EP's, 2 LP's and 27 videos you know hard I work, I've been around the world twice with my humour and love performing to such a wide variety of people. I've met and worked with so many people and have to say that my favourite is still Ken Dodd and I love the new breed of comedians.

Without my fans I'd be nothing, like Andy Murray without his racket and Lewis Hamilton without a car, you pay my wages, laugh at my gags and ditties and without whom I'd be sat at home bored shi*less! You've fulfilled my hopes and dreams and I love you all.

Chubbs x

(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.

But on the other hand, if you want a really good laugh then buy a ticket!)


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