EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m not easily offended but come on!’ Furious parents call for Roy Chubby Brown gig to be cancelled after the controversial comedian was booked to perform at family hotel hosting young children
Furious parents are calling for a set by controversial comedian Roy Chubby Brown to be cancelled at a family hotel in Lanzarote, claiming it is a ‘disgusting’ act to host in a venue with young children.
Roy Chubby Brown, real name Royston Vasey, 78, has been booked to perform at the HL Rio Playa Blanca hotel at the start of September, sparking concerns children will be exposed to his ‘offensive’ material.
The hotel, which is billed as a holiday village, or family-orientated hotel, charges from £700 per person for a seven-day all-inclusive package.
MailOnline understands tickets for the event begin at £35, and it will be hosted in the hotel’s amphitheatre which is not believed to be soundproof.
Brown is best known for his divisive act which often includes sexually explicit and controversial humour
Roy Chubby Brown is so notorious that there have been multiple tribute acts to him across Europe
The show is being advertised as having a resident discount
Reacting to the news of the event, one parent said: ‘Surely not! I’ve seen Chubbs 3 times and I would NOT take me kids to see him. I’m not easily offended but jeez come on!! He’s ruthless!’
Another said they would not pay to see the comic, but: ‘I’d pay to get rid of him.’
After the date was announced on the comedian’s social media last week, people took to online social media groups to alert other holidaymakers to the situation.
One parent spoken to by MailOnline said: ‘I think it’s outrageous that this comedian thinks it’s suitable to tell his foul mouthed stories in a hotel that’s being sold to families.’
They added online: ‘Good luck to anyone going to the Holiday Village in early September. Britons number one adult stand up comedian is booked to do a show in the amphitheatre.
‘It’s not a soundproof structure so I guess the kids will be coming home with a few more new words than Hola.’
Others described the choice as ‘disgusting’ and said: ‘That’s shocking, he’s horrific, I would be complaining.’
Another outraged parent added: ‘How on earth did they approve this surely they had to have been asked! What on earth is going through the hotel’s mind agreeing to host this in a family complex?’
Some who had booked holidays at the hotel also expressed anger towards travel firms.
The Rio Playa Blanca hotel (pictured) is described as a ‘holiday village’, meaning it is popular among families with young children
One woman said: ‘TUI need to do something about it,’ while another said the hotel had ‘well and truly ditched the holiday village tag’.
The show will take place on September 7, starting at 7pm. It will be hosted by Gary Gobstopper.
Brown has hit headlines previously after slamming ‘cancel culture’ which he says has seen him banned from venues across the UK.
Just this week another venue, the Rhyl Pavilion, told him he would not be invited back to the venue because the show was ‘no longer fitting’.
A statement posted on Facebook by manager Ritchie Hoyle claimed the venue turned down a request for a 2024 show as it does not align with its ‘inclusive programme’.
Other venues to have recently confirmed Brown is not welcome include Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre and the Empire Theatre in Consett.
A review of Brown’s show in the Telegraph in January claimed his act included gags about the Holocaust and spiking women’s drinks, and that he used the p-word and ‘a variation on the n-word’ live on stage.
He has previously been accused of using other racial slurs and joking about the AIDS crisis.
Roy Chubby Brown, the Rio Playa Blanca hotel and TUI have been contacted for comment.