Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian known for his multitude of dummy personalities, his use of politically incorrect humor, and his frequent lampooning of his audience members. Dunham has been practicing ventriloquism since grade school, and has been ranked among the highest-paid comedians in the world. See More »
Dunham’s act is defined by the personalities exhibited by his dummies. Dunham has stated in interviews that he uses his dummies to tell jokes that he could not tell himself, out of fear that they might offend audience members. Through the use of his dummies, Dunham is able to attribute any racism or other types of negative profiling to the characters he creates, thus ensuring that his act is considered satire and not hate speech.
Dunham’s dummies are typically based on some social or cultural stereotype, such as Jose Jalepeno on a Stick, a Latino jalapeno pepper who always appears to be sleepy, and Bubba J, an unintelligent, trailer-park dwelling redneck. Dunham uses these stereotypes primarily as a way to make fun of the particular social group he is stereotyping, but also to comment on the manner in which people perceive these stereotypes.
However, Dunham is not immune to criticism for taking advantage of these racial and cultural molds. He has been called racist, sexist, and Islamaphobic and has been criticized for relying so heavily on these themes to support his act.
Dunham had his own sketch comedy show on Comedy Central in 2009, but the show was canceled after the first season due to poor ratings and overwhelmingly negative critical feedback.
Jeff Dunham (born April 18, 1962) is an American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian 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 five specials that run onComedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos and Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters. Dunham also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show, a series on the network in 2009. His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickleswith multiple personality disorder". Describing his characters, Time observes, "All of them are 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.Source: Jeff Dunham
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