McInytre is the UK's No 1

Top slot for Hello Wembley!

Michael McIntyre has topped the DVD chart for the first time.

Although his Hello Wembley! show has been the clear stand-up bestseller this Christmas, it has – until now – been kept off the No 1 slot by Hollywood blockbusters.

After six weeks in the chart, it this week moved up to the top slot, ahead of the comedy movie The Hangover.

Even before Christmas, Hello Wembley! had sold 1,090,143 copies, beating Peter Kay’s previous record of 1,080,000 copies for 2003’s Peter Kay Live at the Bolton Albert Halls.

Comedy DVDs appeared to prove a popular last-minute Christmas present, with nine in the top 40 – including compilations of re-released material from Lee Evans and Peter Kay, and last year’s Frankie Boyle title.

Tesco has said that sales of comedy DVDs – including TV comedies – will outstrip movies for the first time this year.

The top-selling stand-up DVDs this week are:

  1. Michael McIntyre: Hello Wembley
  2. Lee Evans: Access All Arenas
  3. Frankie Boyle Live
  4. Rhod Gilbert & The Award-Winning Mince Pie
  5. Jimmy Carr Telling Jokes
  6. Peter Kay Double Bumper Comedy
  7. Russell Howard Live: Dingledodies
  8. Jason Manford Live At The Manchester Apollo
  9. Eddie Izzard Stripped Live

Published: 27 Dec 2009

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