Jeff Dunham, born in 1962 in Dallas, Texas, is a well-known and well-liked stand-up comedian and ventriloquist. His Comedy Central TV specials and series have been among the network’s highest-rating, a YouTube clip of his stand-up routine with the puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist has been viewed over 161 million times, and he has been called “the most popular comedian in the United States” by TIME magazine.
Dunham got his start in ventriloquism when he was only eight years old, and by age ten he and his dummy were putting on shows for anyone who was willing to watch: at church, in his classrooms, and at the amusement park Six Flags for a summer job. In middle school, he even got a chance to take a jab at the Cowboys’ former quarterback Roger Staubach. Dunham kept at it throughout high school and college, staging his show in front of bigger and bigger audiences and being flown around the country to perform on weekends. When he finally moved to Los Angeles at the end of 1988, he took the comedy club circuit by storm and secured coveted guest appearance spots on late night talk shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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Arguably the most well-liked ventriloquist in the world and the most popular comedian in the country, Dunham’s rise to fame has truly been impressive. His comedy act was named the world’s top-grossing by Pollstar in both 2009 and 2010, and he is the only person to have won the Ventriloquist of the Year award twice. Often satirical, sometimes insulting (his puppet Walter is a grumpy old man who voices the opinions that everyone else is afraid to say), but always hilarious, Jeff Dunham’s show is not one to be missed. Buy discounted Jeff Dunham tickets at ScoreBig.com today and see for yourself what all the hype is about