Jeff Dunham Controlled Chaos
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|Sun 19 Aug ’12, 8:00pm||
Where: Vector Arena, 42-80 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: Elephant99
His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in the US Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.
No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.
Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand and he's coming to New Zealand for the first time and bringing all his co stars with him! He last toured Australia in November 2009 where all shows were a total sell out – even the standing room only tickets!!
Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s Walter the grumpy retiree, the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J, the furry and manic Peanut, José Jalapeño the spicy pepper from South of the border, the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the almost as dead long-lost son of Achmed, AJ; and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy: Little Jeff. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.
A sensation on the national comedy club circuit Dunham's had multiple performances on just about every stand-up comedy show known to man followed, as well as frequent guest appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
Dunham has also made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy-winning comedy series "30 Rock," to the Jay Roach-directed comedy "Dinner For Schmucks,” starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.
As an entertainer, Jeff Dunham has truly impacted popular culture, and his character catchphrases, such as Achmed's "Silence! I Keel You!" and José Jalapeño’s "On A Steek!'", are now part of our vernacular, much to the delight of multi-generational audiences worldwide.
Don't miss out – book early – tickets go on sale Wednesday May 30.