CONTROVERSIAL comedian Roy “Chubby” Brown is set to play at a North Yorkshire theatre despite the day being initially cancelled and reports of planned protests.

Mr Brown, who has had a number of gigs cancelled in the past, told his followers on social media that he had been told his gig at the Whitby Pavilion had been cancelled.

However, he later announced on social media that his gig was reinstated and it was all a “huge misunderstanding.”

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On Facebook he said: “I have fantastic news, we have just received a call from the powers that be and the management at Whitby Pavilion, letting us know that the show is now being allowed to go ahead on Saturday October 15 2022.

“The decision has been reversed, apparently it was all a huge misunderstanding.”

The colourful comedian did not speculate as to why the decision was made in this post and said he did not want to “dwell the reason why.”

He added: “I’d just like us all to thank the pavilions management for letting me return next year.

“To say I am thrilled is an understatement, I just want to perform for you my fans, and to make you all laugh.”

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However, the news comes after reports of alleged planned protests set to take place in Whitby during Mr Brown’s first gig at the pavilion on October 2.

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Mr Brown took to social media at the end of last month to share his thoughts on the gig saying “I still don’t understand or agree with it at all obviously.”

“I would ask you all, especially those attending, to just ignore the handful of protesters who may or may not turn up.

“At the end of the day let’s not become like the snowflakes, trusts, and councillors who think that their opinion is the only thing that matters.”

In 2019, Swansea Council cancelled a Roy “Chubby” Brown gig as they said it was “unlikely to reflect our value s or commitments.”

The Royston Vasey born comedian was due to perform at Swansea Grand Theatre in April last year but the local authority said it had decided not to go ahead with the provisional booking.

In a post on Facebook the authority said it was refunding 52 advance sale ticket holders and apologised to people who may have been disappointed.

It said: “We have decided not to go ahead with a provisional booking for Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown after considering how it would work alongside our new programming aspirations and partnerships.

“We want all our communities and staff to feel welcome and we felt this booking was unlikely to reflect our values and commitments to them.

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“After fully considering the booking we are refunding 52 advance sale ticket-holders and we apologise to those who may have been disappointed.”

A spomesperson for Scarborough Borough Council said: “The team at Whitby Pavilion is currently working on its events calendar for next year and beyond.

“There was some initial confusion over the 2022 provisional booking for Mr Chubby Brown, but the date has now been confirmed with his agent.”


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