Chubby Brown’s tour manager has said the controversial comic will ‘soldier on’ despite a string of cancellations by the ‘woke brigade’.

The Empire Theatre in Consett is one of several venues across the country refusing to book the outspoken comedian known for his offensive brand of humour.

The 78-year-old, born Royston Vasey, from Middlesbrough, is known for his multi-coloured patchwork stage outfit and leather flying helmet as well asan act filled with insults, profanity and vulgarity.

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In a post on his Facebook page, Brown's tour manager Ritchie Hoyle said: “Unfortunately for all you fans in Consett, County Durham, asking when Chubby is returning to the Empire Theatre, the management have informed me that Chubby isn’t in their ‘vision’ of shows for the future.

“And so will not be booking a Chubby performance (the same as Cheltenham, Hayes, Colne, Workington, Melton Mowbray, Sheffield, Nottingham, Norwich, Cromer, Swansea, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth.

“Trust me I could go on it’s a very long list.”

“The worlds gone mad. So, we soldier on, and certain councils/woke brigades/snowflakes won’t get us down. Remember, it’s simply comedy.”

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Brown has played the Empire in Consett several time and in 2013, he asked those who are easily to ‘stay away’.

Alison Clark, Durham County Council’s head of culture, sport and tourism, said: "We can confirm that we were approached by Roy Chubby Brown's tour manager and have responded to say we have no plans to book this act at Empire Consett."