Dunham’s global appeal is undeniable. His television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube
, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. A video of Jeff featuring his character Achmed the Dead Terrorist remains in the top ten most ‘favoured’ and 40 most ‘liked’ of all time on YouTube
Jeff’s latest, much-anticipated fourth stand-up special, ‘Controlled Chaos’, became the third most watched program in the history of Comedy Central within days of airing.
A spokesperson from Comedy Central Africa refers to Jeff Dunham as ‘Comedy Royalty’. "We are thrilled to host him on his sell-out tour to South Africa! Comedy Central has dedicated the whole of June to Jeff Dunham; tune in to Comedy Central on DStv channel 122 to watch all Jeff's blockbuster comedy specials as well as his award-winning show 'Controlled Chaos' as part of Jeff Dunham June mania.”
With two new characters, fans in Cape Town, Durban, Sun City and Johannesburg, can see first-hand why he has been voted “the most popular comedian in the United States”.
Along with two new characters, fans will still get to see Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.
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Jeff Dunham: Live in South Africa tour dates
Cape Town: GrandWest Grand Arena
Tuesday, 5 June at 20:00
Wednesday, 6 Juneat 20:00
Monday, 21 May at 9:00
Thursday, 7 June at 20:00
Sun City: Superbowl
Saturday, 9 June at 20:00
Johannesburg: Carnival City (Arena)
Thursday 14 June at 20:00 (Sold out)
Friday, 15 June at 20:00 (Sold out)
Tickets priced between R250 – R500
For more information and tour updates, please visit www.jeffdunham.com