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Jeff Dunham            

Comedic Ventriloquist

Jeffrey Dunham is a ventriloquist, stand-up comedian and actor who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including "Late Show with David Letterman," "Comedy Central Presents," "The Tonight Show" and "Sonny With a Chance." He has six specials that run on Comedy Central: "Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself," "Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity," "Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special," "Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos," "Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters," and "Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map." Dunham also starred in "The Jeff Dunham Show," a series on the network in 2009. He also has two Netflix specials: “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” and “Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster.”

His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder". Time described his characters as "politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered." Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen.

Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate. According to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing standup act in North America and among the most successful acts in Europe as well. Forbes ranked Dunham as the third highest-paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock and reported that he was one of the highest-earning comics from June 2008 to June 2009, earning approximately $30 million during that period. Dunham also does occasional acting roles. He achieved the Guinness Book of World Records record for "Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour" for his Spark of Insanity tour, performing in 386 venues worldwide.

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