Teesside's controversial comic, 70, has revealed he wants to carry on working as long as possible - just for the love of making people laugh. But his popularity is there to see and he was famously dubbed the most important comedian of the past 25 years in the book A National Joke. He is still selling out venues on his UK tour, most recently at City Hall in Newcastle, and his DVDs are flying off the shelves, enough to convince him to carry on doing what he loves. Chubby showed a softer side when diagnosed with throat cancer in , admitting he passed out when told by doctors. How are they going to manage? What's On.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Cancer diagnosis knocked me out' Chubby Brown on the battle against disease
Comedian Roy Chubby Brown forced off stage in Wrexham after crowd disruption - North Wales Live
Roy Chubby Brown born Royston Vasey ;   3 February is an English stand-up comedian whose act consists of blue humour, a free speaking style and lack of concern for political correctness. Prior to his entertainment career, Vasey had a rough upbringing and left home at the age of fourteen, moving from job-to-job, eventually ending up imprisoned. Once released, he began his performing career alongside his cousins as a drummer in their band Pipeline, who mainly featured at working men's clubs. The duo named themselves 'Alcock and Brown' , as they shared the same surnames of the pilots of the first transatlantic flight , therefore wearing goggles during their performance. The group eventually disbanded, with Vasey continuing as a comedic act by himself, retaining the goggles.
Roy "Chubby" Brown
After initially booking him, it was decided decided his act 'was not suitable for a publicly-funded venue'. Some however, were keen to express their disappointment on the Cultural Activities in South Lanarkshire Facebook page. By Leona Greenan.
The blue comic, 69, said: "If I'm still alive when they announce we have cured cancer, that will be like winning the lottery for me. In a revealing interview, the comedian spoke movingly of his personal battle with the illness, how he thought he wouldn't survive after being given the diagnosis, and why finding a cure would be like "winning the lottery". Looking back on the tough times during his diagnosis, the comedian said: "When I was diagnosed I passed out, that's how tough I am - Mr Hard Case.