On the evidence of tonight’s standing ovation Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown is still one of Britain’s best loved comedians. What you see is what you get with ‘Chubbs’ and his predominantly English audience like what they see and hear. His shows are infamous for being blue, sexist and racist and tonight he’s on the top of his game. Under the patchwork suit is a man who understands his audience and knows how far he can push his sometimes offensive material. Beneath the flying helmet is an intelligent, comic mind that’s been honed over the last 43 years to deliver jokes in a shock and awe style.
The controversial nature of Chubby’s act has attracted accusations that his comedy style is outdated. Not a bit of it. The audience is rolling in the aisles, laughing along with merry japes and musing on Madonna, Jordan, illegal immigrants, sex in all its forms and Chubby’s various exploits with the women he loves to hate. Songs such as Living Next Door to Alice, (who the fxxx is Alice) and Dolly Parton’s Txxx have that sing-along quality that has the crowd singing and shouting at the appropriate chorus parts.
Admittedly, Chubby is outrageous but he is also hilarious. He’s not the comedian for anyone who is easily offended. But if you like your comics witty, delightfully demented, politically incorrect, cruelly observant and hysterically funny then don’t miss Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown. It could be your last chance.
Jon Nichols Productions & Stuart Littlewood present
Roy 'Chubby' Brown
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall
Date: 11 May 2011