24 hours spent stuffed in a hot room, surrounded by close family members is, for many, tantamount to hell. Which is why, in anticipation of Christmas Day, comedians release festive-tension-breaking DVDs.

But while Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Ross Noble and co. are some of the indisputable kings of Christmas comedy, here are five faces to check out on YouTube who are setting the stand up circuit alight at home and across the pond, and will make raising a smile over the yuletide that bit easier: