Born Royston Vasey in , the moniker was used by the League of Gentlemen as the name for their fictional location where all the grotesques come out or stay in to play. In the second series, he made a cameo appearance as the town mayor. His first taste of showbiz came in the late 60s, when he played drums in a covers band. Because there was more cash to be made for musical comedy acts, Vasey started telling gags in between songs. The group soon split up but two stayed behind and called themselves Alcock and Brown.
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Roy Chubby Brown born Roy  or Royston  Vasey , 3 February is an English stand-up comedian whose act consists of blue humour, constant profanity , 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 The Pipelines, 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. His initial performances as 'Roy "Chubby" Brown' were met with offended attendees, mainly Vasey being assaulted and sworn at.
Guitarist and bandleader, Lee Vasey, at his home in Old Catton. Picture: Denise Bradley. The entertainer has been playing with his band and as a solo artist in the Norwich area for about 30 years and he celebrated playing 25 years at the Eaton Cottage pub last Thursday.
The funeral of Martin Thomas Reilly was held yesterday and his heartbroken dad has cancelled several performances. In , Mr Reilly, then aged 35, was jailed for four years for his part in a drugs distribution ring. Got a story or an issue you want us to investigate? Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know - in complete confidence - by emailing newsdesk men-news.