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CHRISSSTMAS CRACKERS; Pour yourself a glass of mulled winthe way to Christmas with some oTV writer MARION MCMULLEN chDVDs which will be filling Christman of ha ne, put your feet up and laugh all the top comedy stars around. hecks out some of the comedy as stockings this year.

Peter Kay: Live & Back On Nights! (15)DVD PS21.99/Blu-ray PS26.99 THE bubbly and beloved stand-up from Bolton performs to his adoring fans on his sold-out, ctoe rec wit foo precord-breaking 2011 UK tour, intercut th revealing behind-the-scenes otage that gives some indication of the essures of life on the road.

M 54 Al (15 PS2 AL in ntoe Murray: The Only Way Is Epic Live 5) DVD PS19.99/Two-Disc DVD Box Set PS24.9 Murray's bibulous and notoriously ntolerant alter ego embarks on his latest tour to salve the wounds of Broken Britain and vent his fervent dislike of our European neighbours in France. This concert DVD captures the belly laughs as the Pub Landlord waxes lyrical about binge drinking loutishness and laments the state of society amid the continuing financial crisis. A two-disc box set comprising Barrel Of Fun Live and The Only Way Is Epic Live is also available.

Sarah Millican Live: Thoroughly Modern Millican (15) DVD PS19.99 CROWNED the Queen Of Comedy at the 2011 British Comedy Awards - as voted by the public - Sarah heads back on the road with another entertaining set of saucy anecdotes and confessions that prove she would rather eat a slice of cake than take to a treadmill. Extras include an interview with the lovable Geordie stand-up and the first episode of her BBC Radio 2 show.

Michael McIntyre: Showtime DVD PS14/ Blu-ray PS15 FILMED at the 02 Arena in London, Showtime captures Michael McIntyre on tour with comedy taken from his everyday life. The UK's number one comic and former Britain's Got Talent judge is on top form and Showtime is tipped to be one of the best-selling comedy DVDs this Christmas.

Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown - Live Tour (15) DVD PS21.99/Blu-ray PS26.99 Brendan O'Carroll plays his outrageous alter-ego Agnes Brown in a live stage version of the hit BBC sitcom. Featuring potty-mouthed material that was too rude for terrestrial TV broadcast, Grandad (Dermot O'Neill) is concerned what the rest of the clan will say about him at his funeral so Agnes decides to stage his final farewell before he dies. Meanwhile, son Dermot (Paddy Houlihan) plans a hare-brained robbery with best mate Buster (Danny O'Caroll) and flamboyant other son Rory (Rory Cowan) instigates a war of words with his boyfriend Dino (Gary Hollywood).

Celebrity Juice - Too Juicy For TV 2 (15) DVD PS19.99/The Bang Tidy DVD Box Set PS29.99/ Blu-ray PS24.99 LEIGH Francis's outrageous comic creation Keith Lemon hosts this compilation of the sauciest and most potty-mouthed highlights from series four to six of the ITV2 panel show featuring team captains Fearne 'Dot' Cotton and Holly 'Willoughbooby' Willoughby. Celebrity guests include Ant and Dec, Pamela Anderson, Mel B, JLS, Paddy McGuiness and Dermot O'Leary. A three-disc box set comprising compilations of the best moments from series one and two is also available.

Brendan Burns: Y'Know - Love 'N God Metaphysics And Shit. DVD PS15 THE award-winning Australian comedian has been Britain's most outspoken and number one cult comic. Here the Edinburgh award winner offers a comic love letter in a show that is hilarious, heart warming and filthy.

Jeff Dunham - Minding The Monsters DVD PS13.99 JEFF Dunham has more than seven million fans on Facebook and more than 250,000 followers on Twitter and he has played sell-out shows all over the world. His new DVD brings along favourite characters like Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose and Achmed the Dead Terrorist as you've never seen them before.

The Secret Policeman's Ball (15) DVD PS10/Blu-ray PS12 DATING back to 1979, The Secret Policeman's Ball raises awareness of the invaluable work of Amnesty International in protecting free speech throughout the world with a special night of performances from the stars of British and American comedy. Filmed live at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, this year's event features Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, The Muppets, Paul Rudd, Peter Serafinowicz, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Jason Sudeikis, Catherine Tate, David Walliams, Jack Whitehall, Kristen Wiig and Zarganar, plus music from Coldplay.

The Thick Of It - Series Four (15)DVD PS19.99/Complete Collection DVD Box Set PS37.99 ARMANDO Iannucci continues to satirise the inner workings of Westminster in six episodes of the BBC comedy drama, focusing now on the trials and tribulations of a coalition government. Policy enforcer Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) schemes to undermine newly installed leader Nicola Murray MP (Rebecca Front) and oust her from power using all of the underhand tactics at his disposal. Meanwhile, Peter Mannion (Roger Allam), Secretary of State for Social Affairs, is resistant to new legislation promoted by coalition partner Fergus (Geoffrey Streatfield).

Twenty Twelve - Series 2 (15) DVD PS19.99/Series 1 & 2 DVD Box Set PS24.99 DAVID Tennant narrates another seven hilarious episodes of the BBC mockumentary following head of deliverance Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) and his team as they overcome adversity to stage the London 2012 Olympic Games. PR operative Siobhan Sharpe (Jessica Hynes) has the brilliant idea of the "Jubilympics" to harness public support for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and channel it into the summer games.

Meanwhile, the Algerian squad threatens to boycott London because the athletes' Shared Belief Centre does not face Mecca.



LEMON TWIST: Keith and the gang of Celebrity Juice.

BURNS NIGHT: Brendan Burns

MAM'S THE WORD: Mrs Brown, aka Brendan O'Carroll

GEORDIE SURE: Sarah Millican is back with another DVD.

KE THE MICHAEL: Laughs guaranteed with McIntyre

A-OKAY: British comedy stalwart Peter Kay is back with more of his feelgood, observational stand-up, interlaced with footage of his life touring.
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Date:Dec 15, 2012
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