It’s Christmas and round the UK, people are making desperate impulse purchases when they could be giving the gift of comedy DVDs. Who doesn’t like funny?
Here’s Comedy Central’s pick of the best, funniest and funnest stand-up DVDs in the whole wide world. These are in no particular order but we’ve brought the Comedy Central-related ones right to the front just in case you miss them. We’re nice like that.
Jim Jefferies: I Swear To God / Contraband (Buy it here)
He’s off the hook. He’s bad mouthed. He’s offensive. And he’s yours to own on DVD! Here in a two-for-one bonanza, you’ll be outraged but hilariously so with Jim’s acclaimed hour-long special I Swear To God and a re-jiggled 2011 version of his debut Contraband. Plus it’s got extra features like these little gems:
Rufus Hound: Being Rude (Buy it here)
Famed for one helluva moustache and his turns on Celebrity Juice, as
Cheryl Cole on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief and in his own sitcom, Hounded – now you can experience his stand-up at London town’s legendary 100 Club with extra hilarity courtesy of the Fearne Cotton and Keith Lemon. Sha-ting!
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos
Who said ventriloquism was dead? With sold-out stadium-sized concerts and half a billion YouTube views, our hero proves otherwise showcasing all your favourites including Walter, the grumpy retiree; manic Peanut and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist without once moving his lips.
Alan Carr: Spexy Beast Live
Strip away the A-List celebrities, the drinks cabinet of Taboo and Blue Nun and you get the UK’s campest comic on his own terms and at his best out there on the road in his first major comedy tour and Live DVD in four years. What’s not to like?
Peter Kay Live: The Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour
You’ve had to wait seven long years for the Peter Kay live experience and now he’s stood up for over one million people on the Tour That Didn’t Tour Tour, here’s the fella’s best bits from his night at the O2.
Harry Hills TV Burp: The Best Bits
Watch telly through Harry Hill’s four-eyes as he gives Corrie, EastEnders, The X-Factor etc his unique comic spin with extra input from EastEnders’ ‘Heather’, the Knitted Character and a cast of crazies.
Sarah Millican Chatterbox Live
Women can be funny too apparently, especially when they’re living alone drives their parents to put them on suicide watch and where free family planning clinic condoms make perfect stocking fillers. 2011 has been Sarah Millican’s year – find out why she’s been nominated for two British Comedy Awards with the stand-up DVD experience.
Micky Flanagan: The Out Out Tour Live
Another of 2011’s real breakthrough stars, Micky Flanagan debuts his first-ever stand-up DVD for his sell-out tour. Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow weren’t wrong to highlight his Befnal Green cheeky charm, innit.
If those don’t float your boat nothing will. If you’re still on the lookout though have a ganders here for more stand up DVD and other Comedy Central-ish programmes to buy.