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Started by Agaliarept on Sep 6, 2021 4:32:52 PM
Roy 'Chubby' Brown: Sheffield cancellation sparks backlash

More than 24,000 people have signed a petition against the cancellation of a Roy "Chubby" Brown show.

The goggle-sporting stand-up comic, real name Royston Vasey, was to appear at Sheffield City Hall next year.

But supporters of the patchwork-jacketed "blue" humourist, who some feel is racist and sexist, reacted angrily when the show was pulled.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-58463658

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Agaliarept - 06 Sep 2021 16:33:26 (#1 of 286)

Sheffield City Trust chief Andrew Snelling said it was felt Brown's material did not reflect its values.

Mr Snelling said the not-for-profit organisation, which runs multiple sporting and leisure sites on the local council's behalf, said all tickets would be refunded.

He understood the decision would disappoint some but it was felt the show did not align with the trust's ambition to make its venues "inclusive for all", he added.

whitbreadtrophy - 06 Sep 2021 16:36:36 (#2 of 286)

Generally speaking, Sheffield City Hall can book or not book whoever they like. I'm sure an entrepreneurial promoter can find another suitable venue for Mr Vaisey's wit and sophistication.

Tinymcsmithy - 06 Sep 2021 16:37:54 (#3 of 286)

A cow’s arse for example.

Atticus - 06 Sep 2021 16:37:57 (#4 of 286)

Why book him in the first place?

Agaliarept - 06 Sep 2021 16:38:20 (#5 of 286)

Generally speaking, Sheffield City Hall can book or not book whoever they like.

Agree, and I agree with Mr Snelling's explanation.

I do wonder why he was booked in the first place.

Or what Atticus said.

Arjuna - 06 Sep 2021 16:46:15 (#6 of 286)

Does seem daft to book him and then give him publicity by cancelling it.

or did they just find out what his act is like?

Atticus - 06 Sep 2021 16:46:49 (#7 of 286)

Maybe so.

whitbreadtrophy - 06 Sep 2021 16:49:39 (#8 of 286)

I can picture a couple of 20/30somethings who know nothing of his act (except maybe the League of Gentleman connection) let this one nod through.

NoobRomeo - 06 Sep 2021 15:51:04 (#9 of 286)

They probably outsource the bookings to a private agency and just don't have a clear enough bookings policy or the agency fucked up...possibly deliberately.

DesEsseintes - 06 Sep 2021 16:56:27 (#10 of 286)

Oh well, they will double check from now on, I guess.

limegreen - 06 Sep 2021 16:58:06 (#11 of 286)

How do you go about screening acts? It must be quite a difficult job. Especially if you are booking people less well known. With RCB you'd expect people to be aware of the sort of stuff he does.

AdonisBlue - 06 Sep 2021 17:07:20 (#12 of 286)

Never quite understood why League of Gentlemen put him on? He was controversial then too. Although I couldn't help laughing at his sweary mayor. His gigs are terrifying with an air of violence. Nasty man, nastier fans.

donttellhimpike - 06 Sep 2021 17:13:33 (#13 of 286)

Chubby Brown is remarkable in having made an absolute fortune from being an unfunny fat racist twat but if people want spend their money on that sort of thing, who are we to stop 'em?.

Agaliarept - 06 Sep 2021 17:19:05 (#14 of 286)

but if people want spend their money on that sort of thing, who are we to stop 'em?.

Ah but what if they want to spend your money?

Isn't that the issue here?

whitbreadtrophy - 06 Sep 2021 17:19:27 (#15 of 286)

From the very beginning, when TLOG was a sketch troupe occupying the graveyard slot of The Canal Cafe in Little Venice, their sketches were set in Royston Vaisey.

So once they became national treasures, casting him as mayor was an inevitable step.

AdonisBlue - 06 Sep 2021 17:21:11 (#16 of 286)

#15 Paragraph 1. Yeah makes sense. But how does that lead inevitably to paragraph 2? All successful comedy shows based in Yorkshire must employ Chubby Brown?

Atticus - 06 Sep 2021 17:24:30 (#17 of 286)

It's his real name.

whitbreadtrophy - 06 Sep 2021 17:24:42 (#18 of 286)

All successful comedy shows based in Yorkshire must employ Chubby Brown?

If they're set in a town called Royston Vaisey.

On another note, Jimmy Carr is playing Sheffield City Hall next March.

How do you make a gay fuck a woman? Shit in her cunt.

Or is he being ironic?

Lagopus - 06 Sep 2021 17:33:27 (#19 of 286)

I'm confused now. Did he change his name from Royston Vaisey to Roy Brown to sound more exotic?

xDiggy - 06 Sep 2021 17:33:44 (#20 of 286)

I thought he was dead.

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