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Old 21-05-2013, 17:55
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Some comedians live and breathe their act, as it's who they are, as opposed to just playing a character, which is what Roy Chubby Brown does IMO (you only need to look at what he wears on stage for proof really!)

I watched a documentary about him a few years back, may have been on Channel 4 or something, and he came across as quite a nice guy. One scene that I remember was him and his crew having a meal in an Indian restaurant, and all the staff wanted their picture taken with him, which he was more than happy to do, having a laugh and joking with them all. I remember thinking to myself, "wow, he's not actually like he is on stage." Whether that was all 'put on' for the cameras as they say is anyone's guess, but it looked fairly genuine to me.

So yeah, whilst sometimes his material is like marmite, in which you either love it or hate it, the man himself seems to be completely different from his stage persona, seemingly very pleasant.
In the same documentary he was exposed as holding some fair questionable views on race:

"All the Pakistanis and Indians when they go home at night, they go home to an Indian family, to a Pakistani family, we go home to our family - if we went home tonight and there was a muslim sat there, we'd say 'what the **** are you doing in our house - out!' We don't mix. We don't get on, it's as simple as that."

You get all these do-gooders saying 'well they have a right to be here'. They haven't got a ****ing right to be here, we're the onese financing, the tax I pay finances half the bastards. Coming here they have a right for this and a right for that. Well if they have a right, dress like us, work like us, think like us, be like us.

I think his comedy persona is that of an odious, boorish, ill-edcuated loudmouth. Only apparently it isn't a persona.
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