sponsored by Mix 103.1 & News Talk 750 AM & Charter College
Thursday, August 30
Kendall Toyota Borealis Theatre
* Price DOES NOT include fair admission
Talented entertainer Jeff Dunham and his entourage of signature characters have created a unique blend of stand-up comedy and ventriloquism that has Time Magazine calling him “the most popular comedian in the United States.”
Dunham’s television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached 7 million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on YouTube, and he’s sold out stadium-sized shows across three continents, securing his place as the top-grossing live comedy act in 2009 and 2010 according to Pollstar.
It’s hard to tell who audiences love more – Dunham or the characters he has conceived and handcrafted. There to challenge and chastise his every sentence are Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving, 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.
Dunham’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age 8. By the time he was 10, he was performing anywhere he could find an audience. After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit. In 2006, Dunham’s first one-hour prime time special, Arguing With Myself, premiered on Comedy Central. Almost immediately, Dunham became a comedy phenomenon.
Dunham’s latest stand-up special, Controlled Chaos, debuted on Comedy Central in September 2011, and was the third most watched program in the channel’s history.
For more information and performance clips, visit www.jeffdunham.com.
Tickets: Concert ticket prices do not include Fair admission.Convenience fees apply.Babes-in-arms admitted for free; children aged 2 and up must have a ticket. During the Fair, concert tickets may also be purchased on the fairgrounds at the Borealis Box Office, adjacent to the Borealis Theatre.
Theatre: The Borealis Theatre is an open-air theatre; shows take place rain or shine. Gates open one hour prior to the show.Re-entry is not permitted. Cameras, recording devices and personal chairs are not allowed.
Seating: There are “wet” (alcohol consumption permitted) and “dry” (no alcohol) seating areas. To enter the “wet” area, you must be aged 21 or older and present a valid photo ID, or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Wheelchair accessible seating areas are available in both the reserved and general admission sections.Please note that there are some concerts with no chairs in the reserved