The Grangetown-born star has lost voice as he tries to 'get back to what I do best - making people laugh', and performed against medical advice. Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown was forced to pull out of a gig - just days after "getting back to what I do best" following the tragic death of his son. In a turbulent time for the Teesside funnyman, Chubby hit the road again last week to perform at venues on the south coast. The devastated dad-of-seven cancelled some dates after learning of the death of his son, Martin Reilly , and to attend his funeral, held on Thursday, April 4 at Teesside Crematorium.
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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. In , Vasey's manager asked him whether he would try performing blue comedy, to which Vasey agreed.
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Left home at 14, then lived rough until joining the merchant navy among various other jobs. Got into the Working Men's Club in the 50s, first as a drummer, then evolved a comedy act. He appeared on Opportunity Knocks in the 70s and came fourth. He then decided to 'go blue' and became one of the most foul-mouthed comics on his circuit. His act causes offence to many, but has built up a dedicated following, even though the nature of his material has kept him off TV.