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Comedy for Dummies: Jeff Dunham's Fall at the Top

My first experience with comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, unbeknownst to me, came from a t-shirt in the mall. I didn’t know what I was looking at, this turbaned skull with bloodshot eyes above the phrase “Silence! I Kill You.” What does this mean? What was it for? Had the tidal wave of Middle Eastern stereotypes extended to cheap-o t-shirts available between the Starbucks and Auntie Anne’s? What the hell was going on here?

It wasn’t until an October, 2009 episode of 30 Rock, “Stone Mountain,” that my questions were answered. In this episode, Liz goes in search of a new TGS cast member, and Jack sends her to find a [...]

50 Books With Worse Amazon Ratings Than Jeff Dunham's New Book

Did you know that Jeff Dunham has a new book out? It's true! All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me came out on Tuesday, and it currently has 5 full stars on Amazon. With reviews that great, it's gotta be a classic! In fact, it must be better than these books, which all have worse reviews than Mr. Dunham's new opus:

What Jeff Dunham Does Right

In 2010, Forbes ran a story about the ten highest paid comedians in the country and at the top of that list was ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. Through television specials, merchandise, and a rigorous touring schedule, Dunham had reached the top of his profession. Dunham is now a household name and a huge draw that sells out stadiums throughout the world.

That’s right, stadiums. Tickets for an upcoming show at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (the home stadium for the Tampa Bay Lightning) start at $90. Jeff Dunham not only plays these places, but tickets frequently sell out and they are not sold for a small amount of money. Dunham’s [...]

Forbes List of Top-Earning Comedians Makes Me Question Liking Comedians

Forbes, a magazine which I'm pretty sure only produces lists of various types of rich people and expensive things at this point, just released it's list of top-earning comedians for the year. Now, they say it's top-earning comedians, at the top of which would be people like Jerry Seinfeld and Conan O'Brian. But instead, this is a list of top-earning working stand-ups who earn their money from touring. And man, guys, it's kind of ugly.

Comedy Central Offers Its Fall Schedule and New Specials from Demetri Martin and Chris Hardwick

As time goes on, Comedy Central becomes less and less comedy's center but, as their fall schedule can attest, they still have some tricks up their sleeves. One being T.J. Miller's Mash Up, which has stand-ups like Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, and Reggie Watts perform sets, from which sketches are then performed. Comedy Central also announced their next few stand-up specials, which includes a new hour from Demetri Martin, Chris Hardwick, D.L. Hughley, and, so it goes, Jeff Dunham. Of course, Key & Peele and South Park will be back. Check out all the premiere dates below, if you dare…which you should because there's literally no danger in [...]