Sarah Millican laughs her way into the record books
Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Sarah Millican's remarkable rise to the pinnacle of British comedy hit another milestone yesterday as it emerged that her debut DVD has become the best selling of any female comedian.
Fresh from her coronation as Queen of Comedy at Friday's British Comedy Awards, Ms Millican has broken a 10-year sales record held by French and Saunders with her Chatterbox Live DVD. So far it has sold 161,400 copies, already about 10,000 more than French & Saunders Live. The next most popular, Victoria Wood: Live at the Albert Hall released in 2002, sold about 48,300 copies.
Ms Millican started in comedy in 2004 signing up to a performance workshop following her divorce.
Since being named Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, she has appeared regularly on television shows including Have I Got News for You and Mock the Week. She is currently on her second national tour this year.
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