Despite hardly ever appearing on television, due to the content of his material, Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has achieved cult status on the comedy circuit.
Constantly touring, he has an arsenal of more than 20 VHS and DVD releases, a Top 5 hit single and his real name – Royston Vasey – was used for the fictional setting of sitcom The League of Gentleman.
But, despite all this (and his patchwork suit, bow tie, braces, moccasins and flying cap), he’s probably best known for his blue humour.
After 43 years in the business, he returns this year with what he promises is his bluest show yet.
Even he admits that his outlandish, rude and crude views on news and gender will leave even the most seasoned fans gob-smacked.
The Kings Theatre, where he appears later this month, advises: ‘If easily offended please stay away!’
When did you first realise you were funny?
When someone looked in my pram and said “you must be joking!”.
What would you be if you weren’t a comedian?
An international playboy. Or a pop drummer. Or a dresser for Girls Aloud.
Tell us three things that make you laugh.
Ken Dodd because he’s a comic genius. Beans because I like blowing off. My wife because she says the daftest things.
Tell us a joke.
I can’t tell jokes because I’m a glue sniffer. My lips are sealed. My hamster got drunk today and fell asleep at the wheel (I kept them clean for you!).
Who’s your hero?
All comics because I know how hard the job is. I like clever comics who put a bit of thought into it, like Milton Jones.
· Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown comes to the Kings Theatre, Southsea, later this month. Tickets to his show on Friday, May 17, cost £19.50 from kings-southsea.com, (023) 9282 8282 or on the door from 7.30pm.