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Friday 19 December 2014

Ten best comedy box sets - from Family Guy to Ross Noble

Family Guy Seasons 1-9 (15)

Black humour and popular culture references abound in Seth MacFarlane's adult animation which determinedly pushes the boundaries of acceptability. This monster, 27 disk collection brings together all nine series to date.

How much £169.99
Family Guy Seasons 1-9 (15)
Black humour and popular culture references abound in Seth MacFarlane's adult animation which determinedly pushes the boundaries of acceptability. This monster, 27 disk collection brings together all nine series to date.
How much £169.99
Curb your Enthusiasm Seasons 1-7 (18)
Larry David's brilliant improvisational sitcom was slow to catch on in the UK, but the dry, subtly humour is peerless.
How much £79.99
Green Wing Definitive Edition (15)
A definitive edition of Channel Four's off-kilter sitcom, starring Stephen Mangan and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Includes a bonus disk and previously unseen material.
How much £59.99
Bill Bailey: The Numbingly Inevitable Box Set (12)
Bailey is master at drawing you into his surreal world. This set has six disks of infectious storytelling and musical invention. Will keep you going throughout the festive period.
How much £ 39.99
Charlie Chaplin at Keystone (U)
While slapstick in general may be a faded genre, Chaplin's genius is undeniable. This Keystone Studio collection has a unique place in comedy history as it brings together Chaplin's early work for the first time.
How much £ 29.99
The IT Crowd Complete Series 1-4 (15)
Another Channel 4 success story, the awardwinning IT Crowd, written by Graham Linehan and starring Richard Ayoade, finds humour in the doings of IT department geeks.
How much £39.99
Chappelle's Show: The Series Collection (15)
David Chappelle is one of the best stand-up comedians to emerge from the US. This six-disk collection compiles all of his best television work, including the unfinished third series.
How much £24.99
The Inbetweeners Series 1-3 (18)
All three series of Channel 4's hit schoolyard sitcom brought together just in time for Christmas. Follow Will, Simon, Jay and Neil in their neverending quest to get laid.
How much £39.99
Billy Connolly: TheLive Collection 7 DiscBoxSet (18)
The irascible Scot has bombarded the DVD market this year, but this seven disk collection is surely his best. Includes stand-up from this year and classic performances. The only let down is Billy's purple beard.
How much £59.99
Ross Noble's Things: Live (15)
This three-disk offering has hours of Ross Noble's hilarious, scatter-brain improv comedy. Packed full of laughs.
How much £19.99

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