Published January 29, 2008
Word's out today that one of the funniest comics going is adding a second show at Stambaugh in March.
I say comic and not ventriloquist because the latter sometimes evokes thoughts of cheesy humor. Dunham's funny.
Here he is with "Achmed the Dead Terrorist."
Check him out with "Walter.
Here's the press release for Dunham. Tickets are $43 for all seats. (We'll have more coverage later on):
Spark of Insanity
Jeff Dunham never travels alone – and with good reason. Dunham has put some new faces on comedy for the 21st century with his fast-talking, socially reckless “Suitcase Posse.” On September 16, when his new hour-long special, Jeff Dunham – Spark of Insanity, airs on Comedy Central, Dunham dive-bombs into the political arena with his new partner ‘Achmed the Dead Terrorist’, who has failed miserably in his suicidal tasks, thanks mainly to impotent anger, and a “premature detonation.” The recent runaway success of this shrewd, contemporary, and cutting-edge comedy team has now moved Dunham and his three-foot tall sidekicks out of comedy clubs and into sold-out concert halls and performance arenas across the country.
Numbers tell the story: Dunham’s last Comedy Central airing, Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, was one of the network’s highest rated hour-long standup specials ever, with multiple repeats every month for the past year. The DVD of the same name has gone on to be one of the most successful comedy titles in history, going quintuple-platinum (500,000 in sales) over the last year. Not bad considering the average comedy DVD sells around 25,000 units, and Dunham is a, (gulp) Ventriloquist.
Dunham’s team consists of ‘Peanut’, a frenzied and fast self-described ‘comic genius’, who claims origin from an uncharted island in Micronesia. In addition to Peanut there’s; ‘José Jalapeño’ who avoided his destiny to be eaten when he teamed up with Jeff after an accident in his home country of Mexico, which permanently placed him, ‘on a stEEK!’; There’s ‘Melvin’, a mild-mannered, no-real-power superhero who wants to save our country from evil, meanwhile he keeps getting locked inside the suitcase. Jeff’s longest running member of the posse is ‘Walter’, the out-spoken elderly and non-PC curmudgeon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 28th, 2008
DOORS @ 6:30PM / SHOW @ 7:30PM
DOORS @ 9:30PM / SHOW @ 10:00PM