Jeff Dunham has today announced his very first UK Arena tour by the name of ´Controlled Chaos´ in April 2012. After a sold out O2 show in 2010, Jeff will be returning to UK soil to perform a brand new set at arenas in Glasgow, London, Manchester and Newcastle. Jeff Dunham tickets go on sale Friday 9th December at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk
Jeff Dunham is a genuine entertainment phenomenon with an international 360-degree reach that includes record-breaking television specials, staggering DVD sales over 4 million (and counting), half a BILLION views on You Tube, an international tour expected to gross $45 million overall, his own merchandise company that enjoys brisk sales of nearly 50 Dunham items and television specials and series which have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history. He published a memoir, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller in 2010. He is the most popular comedian on MySpace and has over 5.3 million Facebook fans.
In the course of his career, comedian Jeff Dunham has done the unthinkable: he has proven that a ventriloquist can have huge mainstream success. Dunham and his “suitcase posse” (read: puppets) have sold out clubs and theatres the world over and yielded three popular stand-up specials. According to Pollstar, he is the top grossing touring comedian in the world for the past two years (#45 overall tour in the world for 2010) and is the highest grossing touring comedian in the United States for the past three years (#25 overall tour in the United States for 2010). His character Achmed The Dead Terrorist has become a worldwide phenomenon over the past three years, with his catchphrase “Silence! I Kill You!” selling millions of ringtones.
Dunham’s act consists mostly of banter between himself and his characters, each of whom has a distinct comic personality created and built by Dunham himself. They include:
1. Walter – An old and out of touch curmudgeon who’s outspoken about the things he hates.
2. Achmed The Dead Terrorist – a failed suicide bomber.
3. Peanut – A hyperactive purple “woozle,” a cross between a monkey and an alien.
4. Jose Jalapeno On a Stick – a talking jalapeno pepper who punctuates most of his sentences with the phrase “on a stick.”
See Jeff Dunham for yourself:
Jeff Dunham UK Tour –
TUESDAY 24 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
WEDNESDAY 25 LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
FRIDAY 27 MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA
SATURDAY 28 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
DVD: Jeff Dunham “Controlled Chaos”
Released: 7th November 2011 (PIAS Comedy)
Time Magazine “Most Popular Comedian In USA”
Forbes Celebrity 100 – Listed Two Consecutive Years As One Of The Most Powerful Entertainers
Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 9th December priced at £40.00/£35.00 London & £28.50/£25.00 Regional (subject to booking fee) and are available from