Jeff Dunham Brings His “Identity Crisis” to Lubbock on June 26th [VIDEO]
99.5 The Bear welcomes Jeff Dunham to Lubbock on June 26th at the City Bank Coliseum!
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Jeff Dunham’s 100 city, all-new “Identity Crisis” tour continues to pack major venues worldwide. The show consistently delivers a cutting edge comedy experience that has catapulted Dunham and his comedic crew; Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J and the manic purple creature Peanut into the consciousness of the nation and comedy fans around the globe.
The phenomenal international success of Dunham and his cohorts have been driven by his Comedy Central specials, which set global records for both ratings and sales. His fourth comedy special will be taped at the Landmark Theatre in Richmond, VA on June 3rd & 4th. The new special follows his ever increasing worldwide popularity by making an unprecedented multi-territory premiere in a dozen countries upon its broadcast on Comedy Central September 25th with the DVD release two days later (September 27th).
The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.” Dunham was recently named Pollstar’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for the second year in a row. In addition, Dunham’s undeniable talent placed him on Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100 roster of most powerful entertainers for the past two years.
Dunham’s autobiography “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, And Me” debuted in late 2010 and instantly climbed the New York Times best sellers for three weeks running list and achieved a Five-Star Reader Rating on Amazon. The book candidly recounts Dunham’s amazing rise to international fame beginning with his first public performances for a mere $5 a show as a fourth-grader in his Dallas, TX hometown, followed by years of intensive touring on the comedy club circuit from his college years into adulthood to becoming an international comedy phenomenon. The audio book, which Jeff narrates and features his wise cracking cohorts, is also available as a download and a 7 CD set in major retail stores nationwide.
The amazing rise of Jeff Dunham to becoming the international king of contemporary comedy continues apace, with the beginning of 2011 seeing the launch Jeff’s third multi-country European tour, on which he continued setting top venue firsts and record ticket sales, including sold out shows at the largest indoor venues in Holland and Belgium, the latter for two nights in a row filling a total of 24,000 seats, and selling the most tickets of any previous international comedy act in Switzerland. After stops in Denmark and Norway, Jeff wrapped with his French debut at the L’Olympia in Paris, the first show by an international comedian at France’s most prestigious venue since Jerry Lewis performed there.
Recently, ABC-TV’s award-winning news show “Nightline” followed Dunham on tour, recounting his rise and experiencing life on the tour bus with the world’s most successful comedian. In December, he and Bubba J were featured on Fox’s “American Country Awards” and last year he made his cinematic debut in a guest-starring role in “Dinner For Schmucks” alongside Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.
Dunham built his loyal audience by gathering fan contacts from his earliest days in the comedy clubs, and was an early adopter of using the Internet and digital communication tools for promotion and marketing. His Facebook page was recently listed as the fourth “Most Explosive” page on the site by AllFacebook.com, a popular industry blog, after he added nearly 300,000 fans in one week. He currently has more than 5.5 million Facebook fans and is the #1 comedian on MySpace. When his iPhone App was released, it was so immediately popular that it hit Apple’s Top 10 apps the first day it was available. He also has platform partnerships with YouTube (where he’s racked up a half billion view counts, with one video of him and Achmed garnering over 100 million), Amazon.com and iTunes.