Peter Kay on track to sell a million DVDs

Friday 23rd December 2011 @ 8:20pm

Peter Kay - The Tour That Doesn't Tour - Tour DVD. Peter Kay. Peter Kay's new stand-up DVD is on track to sell over one million copies before the New Year.

Since it was released on the 7th of November, the The Tour That Didn't Tour - Tour has shot up the DVD charts overtaking hot selling releases from Sarah Millican, Alan Carr, John Bishop and Lee Evans to become the most successful stand-up related home entertainment release of 2011.

Latest sales figures also confirm that the Bolton comedian has now sold over 10 million DVDs since he started his career. He says: "It's unbelievable to have sold so many DVDs. Funnily enough I've not got any of my own as my family take them all."

Peter Kay is now recognised as the biggest selling UK comedian of all time. He currently holds the records for the biggest selling live stand-up DVD (Live At The Bolton Albert Hall), best-selling autobiography (The Sound Of Laughter) and his tour this year saw him become the first comedian to play 15 sold out nights at the O2 Arena in London and a record-breaking 40 nights at the Manchester Arena, with a combined audience total of over 1.2 million.

The success comes despite the fact some reviewers have called the new show lazily written, and criticised the comedian for utilising old pub gags which are not his own.

Below is a clip from Kay's DVD...


DVD Listing

 

Latest News

BBC Two axes Never Mind The Buzzcocks

BBC Two axes Never Mind The Buzzcocks

BBC Two has decided to end Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 18 years and 28 series on air.

Channel 4 in talks with Dom Joly to bring back Trigger Happy TV

Channel 4 in talks with Dom Joly to bring back Trigger Happy TV

Channel 4 has confirmed it is in talks to bring back Dom Joly's hidden camera comedy format Trigger Happy TV.

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One orders 3rd series of Count Arthur Strong

BBC One has announced the commission of a third series of Count Arthur Strong. The seven new episodes will be on TV in 2016.

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller's Horrible Science coming to CITV

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for CITV based on the popular books from Scholastic.

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Sketchorama Series 4 line-up revealed

Isy Suttie will host Series 4 of radio showcase Sketchorama, with a line-up including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, Hennessy & Friends, and Gein's Family Giftshop.

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate's Nan to return for new TV specials

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC television next month.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili interview

Omid Djalili discusses his acclaimed war documentary, plus Oliver Reed, tricky Joe Orton plays, bad TV recordings... Read

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read