Review: Roy 'Chubby' Brown - crude and shocking
Having seen Roy Chubby Brown on DVD, I knew what to expect.
I went to Saturday's show at Cheltenham Town Hall with an open mind and the first 15 minutes didn't disappoint.
I laughed non-stop, as did everyone else. As he wandered out on stage in his trademark goggles and patchwork suit the Town Hall was raucous shouting and heckling from the crowd, I wondered whether he would change his material somewhat in this very PC-world we now live in after hearing what some people were talking about in the corridors when waiting for the doors to open.
Not a chance. He was very current and even had incorporated some of the news from yesterday's paper.
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He still believes women have the luxury of staying at home, baking cakes and being told to go upstairs to bed, And this was a joke which was to be repeated over and over again and in all honesty got a little bit boring.
His act is crude, sexist and, at times, racist, but that is what he is good at and, if you're going to a Roy 'Chubby' Brown show, that's what you should expect.
He also did a few songs and is actually a very good pianist but with an awful voice to match it; his songs also contain lurid material but once again everybody was laughing and joining in.
The ending of the show was rather odd when 'Chubby' started performing a striptease which ended in him standing on stage in a pair of old underpants and fake genitalia - it begs to ask the question a little bit whether or not he is starting to clutch at straws?
He sang a tribute song to the audience to thank us for his long and lasting career which was very heartfelt indeed.
All in all it was a good experience and I enjoyed some of the material. However it was a little repetitive and a bit too over the top, he seemed at times more that he wanted to shock people instead of make them laugh.