'The Blue Collar Comedy Tour' gang dominate the list of the top 20 biggest selling comedy albums of the Nielsen SoundScan era. The quartet — Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White — own 10 of the 20 titles on the list. Of those, Foxworthy has four of the top 20, including the nos. 2 and 3 titles: 'Games Rednecks Play' and 'You Might Be a Redneck If...' While White doesn't have an album among the 20 biggest sellers, he is featured on the soundtrack to The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which ranks at No. 18 with 731,000 sold.
The best-selling comedy set since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991 is Adam Sandler’s 'What the Hell Happened to Me?' with 2.14 million sold. The 1996 release features Sandler’s enduring hit holiday “The Chanukah Song." It's the ninth-largest selling holiday digital song ever, with 688,000 downloads, and the biggest selling seasonal song about Chanukah.
The list below is based on total sales from the launch of SoundScan in 1991 through May 4, 2014.
Adam Sandler, 'What the Hell Happened To Me?'
Sales to Date: 2,137,000
Jeff Foxworthy, 'Games Rednecks Play'
Sales to Date: 2,087,000
Jeff Foxworthy, 'You Might Be a Redneck If…'
Sales to Date: 2,055,000
"Weird Al" Yankovic, 'Bad Hair Day'
Sales to Date: 2,025,000
Adam Sandler, 'They're All Gonna Laugh At You'
Sales to Date: 1,831,000
Beavis & Butt-Head, 'The Beavis & Butt-Head Experience'
Sales to Date: 1,610,000
Dane Cook, 'Retaliation'
Sales to Date: 1,404,000
Dane Cook, 'Harmful If Swallowed'
Sales to Date: 1,376,000
The Jerky Boys, 'The Jerky Boys'
Sales to Date: 1,237,000
"Weird Al" Yankovic, 'Running With Scissors'
Sales to Date: 1,182,000