Live comedy DVD sales way up in the UK

By | December 29, 2009 at 12:30 pm | No comments | News | Tags: , , ,

Eddie IzzardComedy DVDs are hopping across the pond, as post-Xmas returns indicate that sales of live comedy films spiked way up in the UK gift-giving season. Releases from comedians like Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, and Russell Howard all saw a 38% spike in sales, as relative to figures from last year’s holiday shopping season; a possible indication that the flailing DVD industry may be tossed a life line after all.

Could this be the cannonball that effectively sinks pirate downloading? Er, maybe not, but we’re still pumped to see some of our favorite Brit funny faces reaping the returns they deserve. Cheers, boys and girls.

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Emma Kat Richardson

Emma Kat Richardson is a Detroit native who received her BA in professional writing and women and gender studies from Elizabethtown College in 2008. Her journalism and feature writing has been published in Alternative Press, Bitch, Punchline Magazine, Bookslut, and Real Detroit Weekly.