Controversial comic Roy “Chubby” Brown coming to Tingley

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Controversial comic Roy “Chubby” Brown is set to speak in Tingley about his rise to prominence.

The 70-year-old performer, whose real name is Royston Vasey, will take to the stage at The Village Hotel on November 17.

Famed for his blue, sarcastic humour, the comedian will step out of character for ‘An Audience With Royston Vasey: The Man Behind Chubby Brown’.

Event organisers Raw Events claim the evening will see him talk about “his rise to fame and fortune, his illness and fight back”.

Brown was born in Middlesbrough in 1945 and gradually became one of the nation’s most famous names on the comedy circuit in the 1980s and 1990s for his distinctive outfit and close-to-the-bone humour and language, which meant his routines were rarely seen on television.

In 1995, he recorded a cover of ‘Living Next Door To Alice’ with the song’s original artists Smokie, which reached number three in the UK charts.

It was reported earlier this year that the cult comic had to cancel a string of shows following what he later described as a “life-saving and extremely painful operation”.

The event, which is for over 18s only, includes a two-course meal and is £35 per ticket to attend.