Jeff Dunham Tickets
Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian. He developed an interest and knack for ventriloquism at a young age and decided to pursue it as a career. To this day, Dunham is known for making his own dummies. In addition to his ventriloquism work, Dunham has appeared on numerous TV shows. He also has his own YouTube channel which garners huge viewership and he does numerous specials for Comedy Central. To learn more about Jeff Dunham, when he’ll be performing, and how to get your hands on Jeff Dunham tickets click here.
About Jeff Dunham
A Texan, Dunham was adopted by Howard Dunham, a real estate appraiser, and his wife Joyce, when he was three months old. Dunham had no other siblings and was raised in an affluent neighborhood in Dallas.
At the age of eight, he started dabbling in ventriloquism when he was given a Mortimer Snerd dummy and how-to album for Christmas. The next day, he went to his local library and took out a book on ventriloquism. To this day, he still has that book and says he was "a thief in the third grade".
Dunham devoted serious time and energy to mastering ventriloquism. By the time he was in the sixth grade, he attended the Vent Haven ConVENTion, which is an annual international meeting of ventriloquists. He subsequently went to the ConVENTion every year and the organizers have now declared him as a "retired champion".
Jeff Dunham’s Career
Over the years that Dunham has dedicated to his craft, he has become one of the top comedians in the country. He is the third highest paid comedian in the United States, and has been hailed as America’s favorite comedian by Slate.com.
He currently has six specials which run on Comedy Central. These include Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, and Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map. He also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show.
In terms of his ventriloquism, Dunham performs his shows live in front of audiences all around the world.
His troupe of original dummies includes Bubba J, Melvin the Superhero Guy, José Jalapeño, Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Sweet Daddy Dee, Diane, Achmed Junior and Little Jeff. Time magazine has described these characters by saying that "All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered."
He has often been credited with reviving the art of ventriloquism and spending a considerable amount of time promoting the craft not just in the US, but in the rest of the world as well.