Irreverent funnyman Jeff Dunham, is bringing his gang of wise-cracking puppets and his international tour “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?” to Savannah on Nov. 17 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre.
Dunham is crisscrossing 36 cities in North America and Canada splitting sides and ruffling feathers with his topical jokes and flippant puppets. For the past two decades, Dunham has entertained crowds with his ventriloquism and memorable characters including Peanut, a fluffy purple alien; Walter, a cranky elderly veteran; and proud country-boy Bubba J, among others.Get Savannah arts and culture news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our morning, afternoon and Dine newsletters
On this latest tour, Dunham adds a new personality to the mix with his puppet Larry, billed as the U.S. President’s personal advisor who will offer an inside-take on what it’s like to work at the White House.
Dunham has been cracking up audiences with his non-stop touring and TV specials, and is fresh off a new Netflix Originals stand-up special, “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself.” The comedy special was filmed in June at the American Airlines Center in his native Dallas, TX. He’s also been a featured guest on many hit TV shows including the Emmy-winning series “30 Rock” and such movies as “Dinner for Schmucks” featuring actors Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.
Dunham also adds best-selling author to his resume after his recent autobiography, “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me” was featured on the New York Times’ Best Seller list for three weeks in a row. One of his proudest moments came in 2017 was Dunham was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame recognizing his more than two decades in show business.
A Texas native, Dunham graduated from Baylor University before moving to Los Angeles, CA where he hit the ground running on the comedy club circuit. Dunham’s crass and hilarious puppet routines soon caught the attention of TV networks where he has had several comedy specials air on NBC and Comedy Central and more.
The show “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?” comes Sunday, Nov. 17 to the Johnny Mercer Theatre located at 301 Oglethorpe Ave. Showtime is 3 p.m. Ticket prices start at $55.
For tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit www.jeffdunham.com.