Called “America’s favorite comedian” by Slate.com, Jeff Dunham has proven himself as one of the top-grossing standup comedy acts in North America. The Dallas-born ventriloquist and comedian has a lengthy list of credits to his name, including appearances on numerous television shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny with a Chance. And don’t forget his five specials that run on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos and Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters.
As if those credentials weren’t enough to keep the man and his posse of puppet pals busy, he’s also embarked on a highly successful national standup tour. Of his characters, they’ve been described by Time. “All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered.” His handheld help includes Walter, the grumpy retiree, NASCAR-loving Bubba J, the furry Peanut, Jose Jalapeno, the skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the almost dead son of Achmed, AJ, and Little Jeff. The unlikely crew’s success as a global entertainment brand has not only won the hearts of audiences across the country, but an arsenal of accolades as well. Dunham has been credited for the revival of ventriloquism with his devotion in promoting the art form amongst today’s modern culture.
Dunham’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight and eventually led him on a move to Los Angeles. It was there that he soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit, as well as nearly every stand-up comedy show known to man. In 2006, his self-produced Arguing With Myself premiered as a one-hour prime time special on Comedy Central, followed by 2007’s Spark of Insanity. Both premiered to record ratings and million plus DVD sales. In 2008, his third event, A Very Special Christmas Special, premiered with 6.6 million viewers and became the cable channel’s most-watched program ever.
Named the top-grossing live comedy act in the world in 2009 and 2010 by Pollstar, Dunham has been entertaining sold-out stadium shows across three continents from Canada to Europe to Australia. His current “Disorderly Conduct” live show has been met once again with packed audiences and rave reviews. This Thursday, March 7th is your chance to catch Jeff Dunham in person at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Enjoy an evening of riotous entertainment with the comedian that’s captured audiences across the globe. Delivering his unique brand of laughs and unforgettable standup routine, you won’t want to miss Jeff Dunham’s “Disorderly Conduct” Worldwide Tour, Thursday, March 7th, 7:30pm.