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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After 40 years in the business, Teesside comedy legend Roy Chubby Brown says he's hanging up his helmet. While he insists he isn't retiring, the showman says he will be cutting back on his working hours. The comic, best known for his blue language and risky routines, has always divided opinion among comedy lovers. Speaking to TFM he said: "When a comedian walks on stage, he knows in the first few minutes what he can get away with. You know what Roy Chubby Brown does.