CONTROVERSIAL comedian Roy Chubby Brown will be coming to Redditch's Palace Theatre.

Chubby came from a tough start in life to become one of the most successful comedians in the world.

Real name Royston Vasey (the name of the village in the popular The League of Gentlemen TV show) he started out in a band which because of his comedy talent evolved into a double act “Alcock and Brown”, inspired by the famous British aviators, which spawned his famous pilot headgear.

When Chubby eventually went solo he met Bernard Manning who told him “you’re a great blue comic son, keep it up” and he later met Les Dawson who advised him “if you stop this effin’ and jeffin’ you’ll get your own TV show”.

Chubby’s TV career was negated by his highly successful 27 videos (now available in DVD) and he also starred in his own feature film/movie U.F.O. in 1997.

In 2002, one of Roy’s Australian tours was held up due to visa problems and Roy took the opportunity to visit his doctor with a throat problem.

He was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo severe treatment as well as a major operation.

Chubby came through it and he has since donated thousands of pounds to cancer charities.

The comedian will be at the Palace on September 6 at 7.30pm.

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