McIntyre is Xmas No 1

...while another Peter Kay cash-in also makes the charts

It was more of a one-horse race than the singles chart, but Michael McIntyre has won the Christmas No 1 for stand-up DVDs – after selling more than one million copies.

His Hello Wembley! show, which has been the bestselling stand-up title since its release, has moved up the overall charts again, and now it is being outsold only by Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince.

Lee Evans’s Access All Arena compilation remains the second best-selling title; with Frankie Boyle Live at No 3 – despite being released last year.

A new entry into the Top 40 is Peter Kay: Double Bumper Comedy Compilation of two previously-released discs. Peter Kay: Stand-Up UKay is itself a compilation of material from earlier stand-up DVDs – two of which were also criticised for containing the same material – while Special Kay comprises scraps of chat-show appearances, adverts and his cameo in Coronation Street.

The £20 box set, which was released last month, garnered unanimous one-star reviews on Amazon, with comments such as ‘Never in the history of light entertainment has one above-average comedian churned out so much product from so little material’ and ‘I didn’t think it was possible to rehash rehashed material but here is the proof’.

New releases from Russell Howard and Jimmy Carr have also made the Christmas top 40.

Here are this week’s bestselling stand-up DVDs, with their overall chart position inbackets.

  1. Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley (2)
  2. Lee Evans Access All Arenas (19)
  3. Frankie Boyle Live (27)
  4. Rhod Gilbert & The Award Winning Mince Pie (28)
  5. Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes (30)
  6. Russell Howard Live: Dingledodies (36)
  7. Peter Kay: Double Bumper Comedy (40)

Click here to read all our reviews of the Christmas DVDs.

Published: 21 Dec 2009

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