Creative comedic legend Jeff Dunham honors the era of ventriloquists with his act that often plays to sold-out-out audiences around the nation. He recently announced a huge upcoming tour that will take him from South Bend, Indiana on October 23 to Las Vegas, Nevada on May 24 of 2020. The one-of-a-kind performer has the moxie and talent to keep longtime characters fresh and relevant. Cheap Jeff Dunham Tickets are on sale now.
Introduction To Ventriloquism
Dunham first began performing ventriloquism in the mid-1970s, when it was a booming comedic endeavor. The act of speaking to an audience to through a puppet is nothing short of comedic genius, affording the performer extreme freedom of expression. The ability to have a conversation with a made-up person opens doors that stand-up comedians can’t access.
Dunham studied the greats of the industry as a youngster. He was adopted by a successful father in real estate and a mother who was dedicated to keeping him on the straight and narrow path while raised as an only child in a Presbyterian household.
Mortimer Snerd is a name that might ring bells for folks over 60. The famous doll was one of the bigger starts of the ventriloquism scene in the 1940s and 1950s. His operator Edgar Bergen was popular enough to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, almost 2 decades before he passed away in 1978, right around when Dunham was getting started
Making a Name
Dunham had already made a name for himself throughout Texas by the time he was a 20-year-old, and he clearly established himself as the most popular and powerful ventriloquist in America by the turn-of-the-century. Nearly 20 years later, he is still working and refining his hilarious characters that poke fun at archetypes while giving folks of all ages a good laugh.
It is arguable that Dunham is less famous than some of his most well-known characters, including the elderly and set-in-his-ways Walter, Bubba J, Sweet Daddy Dee and Achmed the Dead Terrorist. All have sparked some sort of controversy launched by some sort of group at some point in time, but it is Achmed that continues to be a hit at Dunham’s shows. Positive reactions also came following the character’s short animated piece on cable’s CMT, otherwise known as Country Music Television.
During each of his highly-anticipated upcoming shows, these characters are likely to be on full display, as might be a few newer creations. As mentioned before, fans of the legendary comedian range in age and background, making his audiences some of the most diverse in terms of generations and sense of humor. His fans largely enjoy his honesty and fearlessness that he portrays through his characters in an age in which a few slips of the tongue can sometimes get performers in hot water.
Jeff Dunham: Seriously? Tour
The fun begins at the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend on the evening of Wednesday, October 23. On the following four nights, Dunham will take his show to Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania, the Canton Civic Center in Ohio, and the Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania. Five shows on five consecutive nights to begin the run will light things up and allow the 57-year-old to truly loosen up for the bulk of a tour that will take him from coast-to-coast.
The month of November will begin in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with a huge show on the evening of Sunday, November 3. 10 days later, he will touch down in Topeka, Kansas for a performance at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. This will be followed on consecutive days by shows in Springfield, Missouri and The Carson Center in Kentucky. A Saturday, November 16 show inside of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, Tennessee will be followed with a performance in Savannah, Georgia at the Johnny Mercer Theater the following evening. The theme of breaks and consecutive shows continues throughout December.
In the final month of 2019, Jeff Dunham will once again touch down in Las Vegas, Nevada for a performance at Caesars Palace. The gigantic epicenter of entertainment located at 3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard opened to the public in March 2003 at a cost of just over $100 million. The Roman theme resonates throughout, and the building that re-creates the great structure built just a handful of decades after the birth of Christ properly harkens back to the era and represents Italy proudly.
On December 4, Dunham will take his act and his array of characters to Duluth, Minnesota. The following four evenings will feature performances in Madison, Wisconsin at the Alliant Energy Center, and back-to-back performances in Green Bay at the Resch Center before the show touches down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at the US Cellular Center for a highly-anticipated show on the evening of Sunday, December 8.
After a nearly three-week break, Dunham will play Toledo, Hamilton, Ontario, Grand Rapids and Pittsburgh in the final four nights of 2019. The tour will take a break in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but finish the year with gusto in some big-time venues in the Midwest and Canada.
The tour will remain in the Midwest before galloping to the East for shows in Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia in the final days of January. February will see Jeff Dunham visit Providence, Rhode Island, Newark, New Jersey and Thackerville, Oklahoma before he once again touches down in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16.
The tour will play three consecutive shows in Ontario between February 19 and February 21 before an East Coast show in Buffalo at the Key Bank Center on the 22nd. Florida will get four consecutive shows in early-March.
2019 – 2020 Tickets
April is a big month for the massive tour, which will feature shows in Colorado, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah. May only has four shows as of now, representing the only shows in California and Nevada. The run is currently scheduled to conclude with a Sunday, May 24 show in Las Vegas. 2019-20 Jeff Dunham Tour Tickets are available to the general public now for surprisingly affordable prices.