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You can't attend one of Jeff Dunham's stand up comedy routine and think he will threat his subject matter politically correct. If you belong to any race, economic class, sexual orientation or particular political party get ready to check your manhood (womanhood) at the door. As America's most popular ventriloquist, Dunham unleashes on all sexes, races, religions and social classes with the impact of an atomic bomb.
His wide variety of characters include a grumpy old man, a fantasy alien, an incompetent terrorist and a multitude of others. One of his most popular puppets is called Achmed, the bumbling bomber who has no idea that he was victim of his own doing. Of course, he receives flack for espousing comedic repertoire that some consider racist, misogynistic or disgusting. But his popularity cannot be denied.
The Dallas, Texas native has appeared on the Johnny Carson show, receiving a post-routine invitation to the 'couch.' He has made several appearances on Comedy Central showcasing his wide range and skill at ventriloquism. From the time the only child turned eight, he has been practicing and honing his skill with his own dummy – a present he received for Christmas.
Between DVDs and YouTube, Dunham got some traction that exploded into his popular status. He has one of YouTube's all time, most-watched videos racking up an astounding 350 million hits so far. As his television appearances were dwindling, Jeff decided to underwrite his own DVD in 2009. The attention between those two platforms jettisoned his act all over the world.
Beside the initial practice he got when he was young, Dunham also studied and researched all the best ventriloquists in the world. He learned to mimic their styles so that audiences all over would learn to love his delivery. With a few years learning the ropes of comedic timing, Dunham's act became one of the most sot-after venue fillers in the U.S.