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Ventriloquist and Comedian Jeff Dunham

Updated on October 29, 2014

Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham is a wonderfully funny stand up comedian and ventriloquist whose act will have you in stitches. Jeff has an exceptional talent for what he does and he is absolutely hilarious.

His cast of puppets are amazing and witty as well. They include Walter (a grumpy old man), Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Melvin the Superhero, Peanut (a purple woozle), and Jose (a jalepeno on a stick). Jeff carries his puppets in a large suitcase, so they have been dubbed "The Suitcase Posse."

With a hilarious act and a great cast of characters, Jeff Dunham puts on a superb show. If you have not yet seen Jeff and the suitcase posse in action, you'll want to read on to find out more!

This lens features information on Jeff Dunham and all the puppets in his suitcase posse, as well as great videos from the shows, and links so that you can find out more about this terrific comedian and his ventriloquist routine.

Jeff Dunham

Ventriloquist and Comedian Extraordinaire

Jeff Dunham and his Hilarious Puppets

Jeff Dunham has created a wonderful cast of characters for his comedy routine. Here is a little about each member.

Jeff has some great skits on marriage, kids, cars, and he will have you dying of laughter.

Achmed is a terrorist. A dead terrorist. Only he doesn't know he's dead. He calls Jeff "Infidel" and his best line is, "Silence! I kill you."

Walter is a grumpy old man that hates everything - especially his wife. From his views on the terrorist situation to his wisecrack about marriage, Walter will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.

Peanut is a purple woozle and he can be very annoying. His laugh is hilarious and he has a thing about getting right in Jeff's face when he wants to.

Melvin is a super hero with a few special powers. He can fly (as far as Jeff can throw him), see through clothes, and he loves to battle terrorists.

Jose is a jalepeno (on a stick). He is a secondary character to Jeff's skit with Peanut and their act will have you roaring with laughter.

What I Like About Jeff Dunham's Comedy Act

What I like the most about Jeff's routine is that it is absolutely hilarious! Jeff and the suitcase posse have my husband and I rolling every time we watch. The show is witty and fun.

The show is aimed at adults, but is clean enough for older children as well. My kids love the puppets and love to watch the shows on video over and over again.

One of the best things about Jeff is his ability to switch from one character to another. I don't know how he keeps up. He changes voices and personality so smoothly (and quickly) and stays in character so well that you almost forget he is talking to puppets.

Also, his puppets are so realistic. With eyebrow lifts, and facial movements you wouldn't think possible on a ventriloquist dummy, the comedy act is superb.

Jeff Dunham is my favorite comedian for many reasons and I encourage you to catch his act and see for yourself.

Jeff Dunham on DVD - Arguing with Myself

Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself
Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself

Breathing life into an elderly curmudgeon, a purple human-like creature from the Micronesian islands, and a self-effacing talking jalapeno on a stick, Jeff Dunham is straight man to some of the funniest partners in show business! His comedic skill and impeccable technique serve as slight of hand however, drawing attention away from the fact that Dunham is a ventriloquist extraordinaire.

It's Jeff Dunham along with his outspoken and often edgy characters: Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeno ("...on a steeek!"), Bubba J, and Sweet Daddy Dee in their full, uncut, and uncensored live stage show that will leave you on the floor laughing like no other! Source: Amazon


Funny Quotes - Jeff and Achmed

Jeff: So, you're a terrorist?

Achmed: Yes, I am a terrorist.

Jeff: What kind of terrorist?

Achmed: A terrifying... terrorist.

Jeff: So, Achmed, if you're a terrorist, I would suppose you have some kind of specialty?

Achmed: Yes, I am a suicide bomber.

Jeff: So, you're finished.

Achmed: What?

Jeff: You've done you're job.

Achmed: No, I haven't.

Jeff: But you're dead.

Achmed: No, I'm not. I feel fine.

Jeff: But you're all bone.

Achmed: It's a flesh wound.

Jeff: Listen, Achmed. I have something to tell you.

Achmed: What?

Jeff: You really are dead.

Achmed: Are you sure?

Jeff: Yes.

Achmed: I just got my flu shot.

Jeff: You really are dead.

Achmed: Wait, if I'm dead... that means I get my 72 virgins.

(looks out at the audience)

Are you my virgins?

I hope not.

Jeff: Why?

Achemd: There's a bunch of ugly ass guys out there. If this is paradise, I've been screwed!

Jeff: Well, did they say it would be only female virgins?

Achmed: Holy crap!

Spark of Insanity

Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity

Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Arguing with Myself, his breakthrough television special and multi-platinum selling DVD release! What's next?

An ALL NEW show that is Bigger... Better... and Funnier than ever!

This time, Dunham welcomes two never-before-seen partners "Achmed the Dead Terrorist," and "Melvin the Superhero." Long-time favorites "Peanut," "Walter" and Jose Jalapeno...On a STEEK! are back in an entirely original show for everyone! Source: Amazon


Which is your favorite puppet in Jeff's comedy act?

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Very Special Christmas Special

Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special

Fun for the entire family and destined to become a holiday favorite!

Jeff Dunham and his cast of characters join to make Christmas very special -- and hilarious -- like only they know how. All new show also includes bonus material with numerous DVD extras. Share this must-have event with the entire family for Christmas and all year long!

DVD is loaded with additional footage and extras not seen on television including Holiday Tips, Outtakes, Ask Santa-Walter, and Behind The Scenes. INCLUDES ONE HOUR OF EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE NOT SEEN ON COMEDY CENTRAL BROADCAST!Source: Amazon


Jeff Dunham Duel - Cast your vote on Jeff's comedy act!

Is Jeff Dunham the funniest ventriloquist ever?

Who Is Jeff Dunham?

Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist and a stand-up comedian. A graduate from Baylor University, he has performed on numerous comedy shows, including Comedy Central Presents in 2003.

His usual puppets include a Woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, and José Jalapeño - a talking jalapeño pepper on a stick.

His first DVD, "Jeff Dunham: Arguing With Myself," was released in April 2006. In this stand-up offering, Jeff opens his show playing straight-man to his usual crew and includes two other characters: Sweet Daddy D and Bubba J.

His new comedy special, "Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity," was available at Redbox stands on September 4 2007, and was released to buy on DVD September 18 2007. The DVD features Peanut, José, Walter, Melvin the Super Hero, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

Source: Wikipedia

Jeff Dunham Photo Gallery - Click on a photo to enlarge it

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Jeff and his posseJeff and Walter with David LettermanWalterJose the Jalepeno on a steekAchemd the Dead TerroristBubba JJeff DunhamWalter, Jeff Dunham, Jose, and PeanutThe Suitcase Posse and JeffWalter, Jeff, and Peanut
Jeff and his posse
Jeff and his posse
Jeff and Walter with David Letterman
Jeff and Walter with David Letterman
Jose the Jalepeno on a steek
Jose the Jalepeno on a steek
Achemd the Dead Terrorist
Achemd the Dead Terrorist
Bubba J
Bubba J
Jeff Dunham
Jeff Dunham
Walter, Jeff Dunham, Jose, and Peanut
Walter, Jeff Dunham, Jose, and Peanut
The Suitcase Posse and Jeff
The Suitcase Posse and Jeff
Walter, Jeff, and Peanut
Walter, Jeff, and Peanut

Tell Me... What Do You Think of Jeff Dunham?

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      Carol Brooks 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I enjoyed your lens. It was fun reading all the Jeff Dunham stuff. I agree with you. He and all his dummies are hilarious!

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      5 years ago

      Jeff Dunham has made a big name for himself as one of the best Ventriloquists and Comedians, he is well liked in Ireland and have watched him many times on Comedy Central.. Great lens..

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      6 years ago

      Like Squidoo use to say: Awesometastic lens ... or something like that :)

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      6 years ago

      We watched your of course some was bleeped out and I tell you what my 10 year old son...Your his idol...He wants to see you live but I hate to wait 8 years...

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      spritequeen lm 

      8 years ago

      This is a GREAT lens!! Makes me laugh just thinkin' about it! :-)

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      9 years ago

      Yes, he is funny but I can tell you he would never get away with Achmed in the UK!!

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      9 years ago

      Best Ventriloquist Lens I found today that wasn't one of mine - so I'm featuring you on my gotta-love-them-dummies lens (still WIP as I write this). I love Jeff-ff (<-- peanut reference, LOL) Dunham and you did a GREAT job of showcasing his talent here. Needless to say, it's getting 5 stars, a fave and a follow from me.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Great lens; lensrolled to my Christmas Blu-ray lens on which appears Jeff's Christmas show.

      Blessed by Brenda.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :)

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      Tony Payne 

      9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      5***** for an excellent lens. This has been warmly welcomed into the "Laugh Away" group on Squidoo, Favorited, and Lensrolled into my Humor lenses.

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      Tony Payne 

      9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      He is very funny I agree. Nice lens, 5*****

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      9 years ago from Sweden

      Three weeks from now Jeff D is performing in Stockholm. We bought 8 tickets because we know that people will say: I too want to go!

      The show will go on to the other Scandinavian countries too.

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      9 years ago

      I love Jeff Dunham too. (Some of you vid are not working.)

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      Achim Thiemermann 

      9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      A hearty SquidAngel Blessing for my favorite funny man. I saw him "live" once, and I hurt from laughing for hours after the show. :)

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      10 years ago

      I love this lens! Jeff Dunham is one of my idols..I wish I could do ventriloquism as good as he does. My favorite dialogue is definitely Achmed!

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      PattB LM 

      10 years ago

      I love Jeff Dunham! Really creative guy...Thanks for this lens, I'm emailing it to my brother...

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      10 years ago

      5 ***** thanks for the laughs

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      10 years ago

      Awesome lens again! I love Jeff Dunham! Or is it Je-fa-fa Duunn-HAM? LOL! Thanks!

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      10 years ago

      Fantastic Lens! I had forgotten his name, but after I saw him on HBO, I thought he was one of the funniest new talents in the industry.5 stars.

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      10 years ago

      I made up the word abluprius in honor of Jeff Dunham!! It means to act gay!!!

      author: Kimberly Raiser

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      10 years ago

      jeff is so funny I love him and all his guys

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      Teacher Adez7 

      10 years ago

      It made me laught! :D

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      10 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!


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