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Jeff Dunham's Bio

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is one of the world’s most-inventive entertainers. After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit, as well as a frequent guest comic on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. Throughout the years, Jeff has had several record-breaking, self-produced comedy specials on Comedy Central, including Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity, A Very Special Christmas Special, Controlled Chaos, Minding the Monsters and All Over the Map, which have been released on broadcast, DVD and mobile platforms. In 2010 his limited series The Jeff Dunham Show premiered on the network, and later that year he published an autobiography, All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me, which became a New York Times best-seller. Jeff has also made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock to Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. Most recently, his NBC prime-time comedy special, Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood, chronicled two sold-out nights at Los Angeles’ historic Dolby Theatre. He continues to sell out venues for his Perfectly Unbalanced tour, and has earned a spot in the Guinness World Records for Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.