COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Home Entertainment Releases ‘The Jeff Dunham Show’ DVD Hitting Stores on Tuesday, May 18 Featuring Jeff Dunham and His Characters Walter, Achmed The Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Bubba J And Sweet Daddy Dee
NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ — You’ve seen Jeff Dunham and his characters on stage at his sold-out concert events. Now see what happens when they perform in front of a live studio audience and go into the real world. Watch as Achmed tries to join the Marines, Walter gives relationship advice to young couples and Bubba J visits a firing range. Throw in the antics of Sweet Daddy Dee and Peanut and you’ve got the formula for another Jeff Dunham smash-hit DVD. “The Jeff Dunham Show” DVD, released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, May 18 and will also be available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
The series premiere of “The Jeff Dunham Show” proceeded to break the network’s all-time records for a series premiere among total viewers (5.3 million), Adults 18-49 rating (2.6) and Adult 18-49 viewers (3 million).
“The Jeff Dunham Show” DVD is a single disc and includes all seven episodes and the following bonus material: an unaired sketch, behind-the-scenes and bloopers.
“The Jeff Dunham Show” was a half-hour comedy-reality show from Levity Entertainment starring ventriloquist-comedian Jeff Dunham. The series features Dunham and his hilarious cast of characters: Walter, the cranky curmudgeon; Achmed the Dead Terrorist, a skeleton with serious anger issues; “Boobs and Beer” Bubba J, fame-hungry purple Peanut and Sweet Daddy Dee. Dunham and his pals perform in front of a live studio audience as well as interact on location with real people.
“The Jeff Dunham Show” built upon the breakout success of Dunham’s COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up specials, the most recent of which, “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special,” was the most-watched telecast in COMEDY CENTRAL history with 6.6 million viewers.
According to the concert industry publication, Pollstar, Dunham is the top-grossing stand-up act in North America and he and his cast of characters have amassed legions of loyal fans all over the world. In the spring of 2009, Dunham completed his first European tour, selling out venues from London to Helsinki. A pop culture phenomenon, Dunham has sold over four million DVDs and has received more than 350 million views on YouTube, making him one of the most-viewed entertainers of all time. As well as having the most-watched telecast in COMEDY CENTRAL’s history, the DVD of Jeff Dunham’s “A Very Special Christmas Special” hit quadruple platinum (sales of over 400,000) in its first two weeks. His previous DVD, “Spark of Insanity,” received the best reviews of any DVD on Amazon.com in 2008. His CD album, “Don’t Come Home for Christmas,” went to #1 on the iTunes CD sales chart as well as Top 10 on Billboard’s independent chart.
Credits for The “Jeff Dunham Show” include Jeff Dunham, Ross McCall, Aaron Peters, Judi Brown-Marmel, Robert Hartmann and Stu Schreiberg as executive producers and Gary Mann and Monika Zielinska as executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
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