A controversial comedian is coming to play a show in Swindon on his latest live UK tour.

Roy Chubby Brown has been entertaining audiences since the 1960s, but his offensive humour and outspoken disdain for political correctness still divides opinion.

Born as Royston Vasey in Grangetown, Middlesbrough, the comedian left school without any qualifications and went from job to job, even becoming homeless for a period of time.

He turned to comedy in the 1970s and crafted his iconic outfit of a leather flying helmet and multi-coloured patchwork suit.

He has entertained audiences in the country and abroad for decades, performing thousands of live shows over the years.

The 78-year-old is not without his critics though, earning the title of ‘Britain’s Rudest Comedian’ on a Channel 4 documentary in 2007.

As recently as December of last year Roy Chubby Brown was forced to miss out on a show in Cheltenham because of his style of comedy.

Cheltenham Town Hall said: “[The gig did not meet the venue’s] policy requirements of inclusion as it was considered that the content material of this performance could cause offence.”

The opinion-dividing comedian will be coming to Swindon’s MECA on Thursday, October 19, with doors opening at 6.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £32.45 including booking fee for unreserved seating and can be purchased here.