American ventriloquist/stand-up comedian Jeffrey Dunham began his comedic studies at 7 years old. At age 14, he went pro and has remained active since, creating memorable characters like Achmed, the Dead Terrorist; Jose, the Jalapeno on a Stick; Walter, Bubba J and Peanut. Dunham has released several DVDs, including Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, The Jeff Dunham Show, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters and Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map. He draws from each show on tour and adds new material as he writes it. Jeff Dunham tours often include test material. He regularly appears on television shows, such as Comedy Central Presents, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance.
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Slate calls Dunham "America's favorite comedian." Time warns he’s "politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill-tempered." According to Pollstar, he performs the top-grossing standup act in North America. His Spark of Insanity tour made the Guinness Book of World Records. He holds the record for "Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour," performing 386 venue dates. Dunham won the 1998 American Comedy Award for "Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic," and he earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. His star was unveiled on September 21, 2017, at 6201 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.
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Where has Jeff Dunham performed on tour?
Dunham frequently tours the world. In addition to his North American shows, he has performed in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden. His past tours included Disorderly Conduct, Passively Aggressive, Spark of Insanity and Perfectly Unbalanced, performed at locations such as the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.
What can I expect from a Jeff Dunham performance?
Dunham performs irreverent comedy routines that poke fun at every culture, person, thing and himself. He tells off-color jokes and saves himself from seeming offensive by defending the culture or person himself while letting the ventriloquism dummy tell the offensive part. He performs a fast-paced show, typically including all of the 11 characters for which he has created dummies. He pokes fun at himself by including a dummy of himself.
How long is a Jeff Dunham performance?
Typically, Dunham’s live performances last a little more than two hours. The main show goes for about one and a half hours with an encore of about 30 minutes.
What is Jeff Dunham’s current and upcoming tour schedule?
Dunham is currently on tour in the US and Canada. The current booked dates for his show stretch until May of 2020. The comedian donates a dollar from the sale of each of his concert tickets to a local charity in the city where he is performing. Dunham states it is in appreciation of the loyalty and support of his fans. The charities he chooses either help to aid people during crises or long-term needs. Called The Jeff Dunham Fund, the performer has contributed more than $1.3 million so far.