Roy Chubby Brown blames 'woke culture' for cancellation of comedy show

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Roy 'Chubby' Brown
Roy 'Chubby' Brown has had another comedy gig cancelled for not being 'compatible with council values'. (Getty Images)

Roy 'Chubby' Brown has blamed woke culture after another one of his gigs was cancelled by the local council.

The 77-year-old Yorkshire comedian – famed for his offensive style of comedy – was due to perform at seaside venue The Platform in Morecambe in August, but following an online petition the event has been axed.

A statement on Brown's Facebook page said: "Cancellation/Snowflake/Woke culture wins again I’m afraid!!!"

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It added: "We didn’t get an explanation just a cancellation call."

A petition against the stand-up comic – real name Royston Vasey – performing at the venue currently has 64 signatures.

Lancaster City Council's chief executive said: "Following concerns raised by our community, Lancaster City Council has taken the decision to cancel the appearance of Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown at the Platform in Morecambe this August. We understand that this decision will disappoint some people, but we are proud to be a fair, diverse and inclusive organisation and do not believe that Mr Brown’s shows are compatible with these values.

"All ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund."

Comedian Roy Chubby Brown arrives for the funeral service of Barry Chuckle
Comedian Roy Chubby Brown blamed woke culture for the cancellation of another show. (Getty Images)

Brown's statement said: "Yet again IGNORING the thousands who support Chubby’s right to perform! and THEY have decided on YOUR behalf..."

The performer – recognisable by his stage outfit of flying goggles and patchwork jackets – is known for his 'blue' humour, which some consider to be racist, sexist and generally offensive.

Last year Sheffield City Trust announced the decision to pull Brown's scheduled performance at the City Hall in January 2022, refunding all 300 ticket holders who were due to attend the event at the 2,373-capacity Oval Hall.

At the time of the announcement more than 28,000 protesters signed an online petition to reverse the decision and allow the gig to go ahead. The petition now has over 46,000 signatures.

Comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown arrives for the funeral of Norman Collier.
Comedian Roy 'Chubby' Brown was supported by fans last year after his Sheffield performance was axed. (PA)

Brown said at the time: "At first I had a sense of anger and disbelief, but on reflection I now feel just disappointment and sadness with the decision and the way things are going generally.

"Now in these strange times of snowflakes and political correctness it has been decided that I am no longer welcome... Why Now! is my question. [sic]"

Brown has previously been caught up in rows over his shows, with other venues deciding to cancel his appearances, including in Swansea in 2019 and Nottingham in 2016.

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The head of Middlesbrough Town Hall – in Brown's hometown – resigned in protest after the mayor overturned her decision to ban him from appearing at the venue.

Brown is due to perform at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkstone on 4th August.

Watch: Cancel Culture explained

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