On Monday December 28th Jeff Dunham brings his undeniable talent and unstopable laughs to the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The series premiere of "The Jeff Dunham Show" drew large numbers compared to the rest of its Oct. 22 competition in its 9 p.m. timeslot. The new show garners the titles of Comedy Centrals; Most Watched Series Premiere In History, Highest Rated Series Premiere In History, Highest Rated Most Watched Thursday Night Ever, Highest Rated Most Watched Night Of the Year, Highest Rated Most Watched Cable Show in Prime Among Total Viewers.
(Los Angeles) Jeff Dunham — hailed by Time magazine as “perhaps the most popular comedian in the U.S.” met the press on October 13th when he and his comedic sidekicks appeared at a prestigious newsmaker speaker at the National Press Club, the world’s largest professional organization for journalists. The invitation to speak at the dinner was part of a month filled with such high-profile events for Dunham’s premiere of his Comedy Central TV series “The Jeff Dunham Show.” In October, Dunham also had cameo appearances on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning Best Comedy “30 Rock” and Disney’s Hit show “Sonny with A Chance.” Dunham continues to pack and sell out venues on his ongoing tour that has made him the top grossing standup act in America, according to Pollstar. Dunham “had the crowd on their feet” and won “a deafening roar from the audience,” says the Burlington Free Press of a recent show, hailing the comic as “amazingly talented.” Similarly, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports how “If laughter is the very best medicine, the thousands attending Jeff Dunham's concert… left feeling wonderful” after “one of the funnier comics on the planet… killed all night.”
Dunham’s ascension into the pantheon of top entertainers was recently confirmed by Forbes, which ranked him a top earner in its Celebrity 100 list. His three DVDs — “Arguing With Myself,” “Spark of Insanity” and “A Very Special Christmas Special” — have sold more than four million copies (and continue to rack up brisk sales). He boasts some 350 million views of his clips on You Tube. The only comic named “Ventriloquist of the Year” twice, Dunham recently struck a multi-platform deal with Comedy Central and content partnerships with iTunes and Amazon.com. His first comedy album, “Don’t Come Home For Christmas”, was #1 in comedy sales and on Amazon and hit the Billboard Independent Album charts in the Top 10. His best-selling line of merchandise recently rolled out into retail stores across the nation, and he follows the debut of his series with his first book, “All By My Selves Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me,” being published by Dutton in the spring of 2010. Dunham caps 2009 with his first-ever tour of Australia.
Among the many secrets to Dunham’s success is his across-the-board consumer appeal. As the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes, “When you glance around at a Dunham audience, you'll see a cross-section of folks: Comedy Central-viewing teenagers, khaki-sporting parents and even some grandparents.” Then there’s the believability of his hilarious sidekicks. “The dummies are amazingly life-like, so much so that they seem convinced of it themselves.”
Showtime: 7:30PM Tickets: $50.50 Call: 800-745-3000 Visit: www.philipsarena.com
The Philips Arena is located at 1 Philips Dr. Atlanta, GA 30303
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