Jeff Dunham At The Essar Centre November 23
LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
November 1st, 2012 at 1:56pm | Last Updated at 1:57pm
Jeff Dunham launches his all new 2012-13 worldwide “Disorderly Conduct” tour. The new tour kicks off in early November with six stops in Canada before heading to the US where avid loyal fans in over 40 North American cities await their favorite live comedy show. The new show offers Dunham’s global fan base a brand new show packed with more laughs than ever before. In less than two weeks from the on sale date, over 50% of “Disorderly Conduct” tour tickets were sold. Dunham’s fans just can’t get enough of Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.
Hot on the heels of top ratings for the TV debut of his latest comedy special, “Minding The Monsters,” Dunham’s momentum continues to surge. Like all four of global standup sensation Jeff Dunham’s previous top-rated comedy specials, his latest horror-themed, Halloween-timed “Minding the Monsters” special captivated over 7.5 million viewers Comedy Central viewers the night it aired, making it the highest rated special of the year for the network. In a mere six days following the “Minding the Monsters” release, the DVD/Blu-ray of his fifth special hit platinum status surpassing his previous comedy special, “Controlled Chaos.” All five of Dunham’s DVD’s are flying off the shelves at retailers everywhere, including WalMart, Target and Best Buy.
No wonder The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.” Dunham was recently named Pollstar’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for the third year in a row. In addition, Dunham’s undeniable talent placed him on Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 roster of most powerful entertainers for the past four years. Comedy Central is not the only network to have its rating shattered by Dunham’s worldwide appeal. The Bio Channel’s premiere of Jeff Dunham: “Birth of a Dummy” became the network’s top rated telecast ever.
Dunham’s autobiography “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, And Me” debuted in late 2010 and instantly climbed the New York Times best sellers list and achieved a Five-Star Reader Rating on Amazon. The book candidly recounts Dunham’s amazing rise to international fame beginning with his first public performances for a mere $5 a show
as a fourth-grader in his Dallas, TX hometown, followed by years of intensive touring on the comedy club circuit from
his college years into adulthood to becoming an international comedy phenomenon. .
The amazing rise of Jeff Dunham continues apace, with 2012 having seen Jeff continue to pack arena-sized venues. He made his fourth trip to Europe this spring, stopping in the U.K., Germany, and Belgium. Dunham also completed his second trip to South Africa, playing to sold out crowds at some of the nation’s biggest venues in Cape Town, Durban, Sun City and Johannesburg, and embarked on his second trip to Australia this summer.