Jeff Dunham Biography :
There seems to be multiple sides to the comedic genius of Jeff Dunham, who has risen in recent years to become a genuine entertainment phenomenon with an international 360-degree reach that includes record-breaking television specials, staggering DVD sales over 4 million (and rapidly counting), 360 million views on YouTube, a current international tour expected to gross $45 million, his own merchandise company that enjoys brisk sales of nearly 50 Dunham items, and a publishing deal that will see the publication of his first book in 2009. Ever-increasing legions of devoted and highly active fans savor Dunham's concert appearances, TV shows, DVDs, CDs and YouTube clips over and over and fervently spread the word on an entertainer who is not just a favorite with but beloved by his followers. Time Magazine calls Dunham "the most popular stand-up comedian in the U.S." His widespread fame has led Dunham to sign a multi-platform deal with Comedy Central to encompass all areas of entertainment, including television, DVDs, a stand-up special, a consumer products partnership, and a 60-city Comedy Central Live stand-up tour. His new series, "The Jeff Dunham Show," premieres Thursday, October 22.
It's all because Jeff Dunham is not just one of the funniest humans on the planet but the ringleader of a cast of comedic characters of his own creation like Walter the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely redneck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; Jose Jalapeno, the spicy pepper from south of the border; and the bumbling, skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Taking his cues from the stuff of everyday life, people he and we all know and the world around us, Jeff Dunham invests his suitcase posse of sidekicks with such believable and lovable personality as they banter, quip and interact that audiences frequently forget that the characters are crafted by Dunham's own hand and comedic brilliance. more for full Jeff Dunham biography.