Jeff Dunham Headlines the American Airlines Center

Venue name: American Airlines Center
Address: 2500 Victory Avenue, Dallas TX 75219

Categories: Nightlife & Singles, Performing Arts
Starts at: 2019.06.21, 19:00


Global Comedy Phenomenon Jeff Dunham adds new summer dates to his blockbuster “PASSIVELY AGGRESSIVE” international tour. The tour has been filling arenas across North America and Canada treating fans to more of his delightfully twisted cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terrorist. In addition, Jeff will be introducing two brand new, never seen-on-TV characters, who give their own takes on the current and highly volatile American political scene. Newly announced dates on sale now at Jeff has decided to make his next Netflix Originals stand-up special a giant homecoming, taping in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. To accommodate the popular demand at the American Airlines Center, a second show has been added on June 21st. The show will be Dunham’s second Netflix Originals special, and the eighth in his string of record-breaking stand up television events. Dunham said, “We were trying to pick the best place to tape my next special, and I said, ‘Dallas is where I started and grew up performing.... How could there be any better of a city for this and why haven’t I done it there already?’ So here we come! I hope everyone who has already purchased tickets understands and is able to accommodate the schedule change. But trust me: This is going to be a blast. I can’t wait to be back where all this craziness for me began, plus let the world see the great people in my hometown of Big D.” Dunham has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and performance innovation. With 10 million followers on Facebook and 2 million YouTube subscribers amassing well over a billion views, the comedian/ventriloquist has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world. His accomplishments have led to record-breaking viewership with his standup specials on NBC, Netflix, and Comedy Central. His astonishing arena packing power has put him on par with major music acts like Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars. Dunham filmed his 2017 stand-up special “Relative Disaster” in Ireland, and features the comic along with his ill-behaved posse of characters, who skewer Dunham and his complicated family life, plus current topics of the day. Relative Disaster is now streaming on Netflix. Showtimes: Fri. 7:00PM & Sat. 7:00PM / For Tickets Call: 800-745-3000 Visit: Passively Aggressive tour stops: (New summer dates added!) 4/11 Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Coliseum 4/12 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena 4/13 Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena 4/14 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center 4/24 Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center 4/25 Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center 4/26 Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Casino 4/27 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena 4/28 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center 5/11 Springfield, IL - Sangamon Auditorium 5/18 Eugene, OR – Hult Center-Silva Concert Hall 5/19 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium 6/1 Oxnard, CA – Performing Arts Center 6/2 Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Theatre 6/7 Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds 6/13 Corpus Christi, TX – Salena Auditorium 6/14 Amarillo, TX – Civic Center Auditorium 6/15 El Paso, TX – The Plaza Theatre PAC 6/20 Midland, TX – Wagner Noel PAC 6/21 & 22 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center 7/6 Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival 8/8 West Allis, WI – Wisconsin State Fair 8/9 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino 9/6 Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery 9/7 Airway Heights, WA – N. Quest Resort Casino 9/8 Ridgefield, WA – Ilani Casino Resort


Name: Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham is a stand-up comedian who has single-handedly revived the art of ventriloquism in popular culture. He is also one of the first pioneers to blend ventriloquism with stand-up comedy, a feat that has made him one of the most successful comedians in the country. Characters like Bubba J, José Jalapeño on a Stick, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist display raucous stereotypes that no regular stand-up comedian could get away with without a cute puppet. Regardless of his recent success on television, Jeff Dunham is performing worldwide stand-up tour dates in 2012; and rumor has it, he has some new friends with him. Jeff Dunham was born on April 18, 1962, in Dallas, Texas. On Christmas Day at the age of eight, Jeff received a Mortimer Snerd dummy from his parents; the doll somewhat resembles one of Dunham's current characters, Bubba J. Jeff immediately immersed himself in learning ventriloquism from a variety of book and records, including those of Edgar Bergen and Jimmy Nelson. Dunham began performing his unique brand of stand-up at school, in local commercials, and even got a job performing at Six Flags. After graduating from college, Jeff moved to Los Angeles and began performing stand-up at nearly every comedy club and venue imaginable. In 1990, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson to a warm reception by Carson and the audience. His next big break came in 2003 when he performed his stand-up routine on Comedy Central Presents, which gained huge ratings, despite apprehension by network executives. In 2006, the network began to broaden the scope of their programming and gave Jeff his own hour long stand-up special, titled Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself. The special was a smash hit, and led to another Comedy Central special the very next year, titled Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity. The second special did even better than the first, and Dunham continued his rise to fame with Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special in 2008, which became the network's highest rated broadcast ever. The success of the specials earned Jeff his own show on Comedy Central that, unfortunately, only ran for one season. Despite the setback, Dunham has continued his success in television and movies, including an appearance in Dinner for Schmucks with puppet, Debbie. The comedian has also engaged in a number of 2010 and 2011 tour dates, showcasing new jokes and introducing new characters. Jeff Dunham's Controlled Chaos tour schedule has a number of shows that bring him from Ireland to Australia, including his regular show at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Make sure to check Eventful for tour dates before Jeff Dunham embarks on his next big project.

Categories: Comedy