Sarah Millican’s Chatterbox show has become the best-selling DVD from a female comedian of all time.
To date, her debut release has sold 161,414 copies – breaking the record of 151,618 set by French & Saunders Live in 2000.
No female comedian has come even close to matching those figures in the intervening decade, the closest being Victoria Wood, whose Live At The Albert Hall sold 48,339 in 2002.
Jessica Scott, from distributors 4DVD, said: ‘We are over the moon that Sarah has achieved this incredible feat.
‘Sarah really seems to have captured the nation’s hearts this year as demonstrated not only by these record-breaking sales but by her being crowned The Queen of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.’
And her agent, Hannah Chambers, said: ‘We are extremely proud of Sarah and what she’s achieved. It bodes well for other female comedians in the market and Sarah’s success has certainly paved the way.’
Millican herself said: ‘It feels incredible to be at the heart of a major development for women in comedy.’
She has currently No 24 in the overall DVD chart, where she is outsold by Peter Kay, Lee Evans and John Bishop. But she is ahead of Alan Carr, Micky Flanagan – and more than 30 other titles all released in the tiny pre-Christmas sales window.
Read our review of the DVD here.