If you said 20 years ago that one of the most popular comedians in the country would be a ventriloquist, you would be laughed out of whatever enclosed space you occupied when you made your pronouncement. Well, now who’s laughing? Approximately the full occupation legally allowed in arenas and top-tier theaters across the country. Comedian and Richardson native Jeff Dunham has amassed an impressive number of fans for someone who still performs something that’s technically considered to be a “variety art”. He started with a hyper, purple felt puppet creation called Peanut and then expanded to stranger and more unique characters like the grumpy, old man Walter and a jalapeño on a stick called Jose Jalapeño…on a stick. He became a viral sensation thanks to future Donald Trump supporters who spent a lot of time on social media in the 2000s with his skeleton stereotype Achmed the Dead Terrorist that led to massive success in the DVD market as well as high rated specials on Comedy Central. Dunham returns to his native metroplex from 3-6 pm on Sunday, Feb. 12 for a live comedy show at the American Airlines Center located at 2500 Victory Ave. in Dallas. Tickets are between $63 and $890 depending on available seating and can be purchased online at TicketLiquidator.com.
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