Comedy DVDs highlighting 'golden age' for stand-up

Date Posted: 22/12/10

Comedy DVDs highlighting 'golden age' for stand-up

The number of comedy DVDs currently on sale for Christmas is highlighting a golden age for the genre.

According to Jimmy Carr, the success that stand-up is currently seeing is down to the recession, with people seeking fun nights out, instead of high ticket purchases.

"I think it is linked to the recession, maybe there's that sense people aren't buying new cars or going on holiday but they are we will have a night out. We will have a laugh. You forget about everything when you're laughing," he told Sky News.

Carr, who is performing his Laughter Therapy show in front of those booking Leeds hotels on Friday February 25th, added that people come to sit, laugh and release endorphins, which is good for people's moods.

Ed Smith, a comedy producer, went on to say that as many comedians now appear on panel shows, people can get to know their personalities and become familiar with them.

Along with his show in Leeds, Carr will also be playing in Edinburgh, Sunderland and Harrogate during his 2011 tour.

Posted by Louise Millard

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