Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham’s television specials and series are some of the highest rated programs in Comedy Central history and his DVD sales have reached 7 million. His videos have received a half a billion views on YouTube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage with his entourage of signature characters who challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s 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; the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist; the almost as dead long-lost son of Achmed, AJ; and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy: Little Jeff. 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. www.jeffdunham.com
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center
FOR TICKETS: Tickets for the Jeff Dunham show are available at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000. Ticket sales open on Friday, March 22. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.