Unhinged in Hollywood

Synopsis: Jeff Dunham stars in this one-hour special from the world famous Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The telecast features a live performance by country music superstar Brad Paisley, as well as never before seen stand-up and behind-the-scenes sketches featuring Dunham and his eccentric beloved characters.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Universal Pictures
71 min

"Oh and another chair to The voice, this year i

want it to be 33% voicer. Go! Have a great show Bubba J."

Bubba J:
Thank you, what show?

"Good luck tonight Walter."

Oh look it's the network pinhead.

"Knock em dead Peanut."

Loser says what?


Jeff Dunham:
Hang on.

"Jeff we need to talk."

Jeff Dunham:
So what's the problem.

"We are concerned about Achmed The Dead Terrorist being on the show."

Jeff Dunham:
People love Achmed.

"This isn't just about numbers Jeff, quite frankly we feel like he's unrealiable.

Jeff Dunham:
He's in his dressing room.

"No i was just in there, he's flow the coupe, AWOL. Not here."

Not here? Hey!

Jeff Dunham:
Not here?

"I know."

Jeff Dunham:

What is the meanning of this? I keel you, what are you doing? No no, let me go back-

Jeff Dunham:
I guess we'll just do the show without him.

But Jeff would never do the show without me.

(Title Card)

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Jeff Dunham!


Jeff Dunham:
Thank you so much. Thank you very much.

Have a seat. Oh my gosh. Ladies and gentlemen, it does

not get any better than this, right here at the Dolby

in Hollywood, California!


Jeff Dunham:
This is fantastic and I... I have to tell you,

you know, this is right here, they have the Oscars,

the Academy Awards. Doesn't get any better than that.

This is fantastic, and tonight we are here. Plenty of adult

beverages. Yes?


Jeff Dunham:
And a middle-aged guy on stage,

arguing with his dolls. It's a magical night, ladies and gentlemen.


But I am a ventriloquist, for those of you who might not have figured that out yet. And people ask me all the time,

"Jeff, why this, as a career?" Well, I've never done

anything else. I taught myself ventriloquism . in the third grade, got a dummy, and just kept practicing. I didn't have any brothers and sisters, so there was no one

there to tell me that what I was doing was incredibly lame.


Jeff Dunham:
And since I was adopted, I guess my parents were like, "Not our fault. "


Jeff Dunham:
As a kid, I didn't know it was weird to be a ventriloquist- But I got picked on for it. The good part was the bullies didn't know who to stuff in the gym locker first, me or the freaking doll-


Jeff Dunham:
As for my parents, they were supportive of my hobby- But when I was a kid, if I said something stupid, my father would go, "Stop talking out of your butt- " Ironically, that could be a whole new bit in my show. A little muffled voice, "Let me out." I'm working on it. By the time junior high rolled around, to make matters worse, not only was I a ventriloquist, but I also chose

to play the trombone. Yep, the babes were lined up for that. So, in school I had braces, I played the trombone,

and I carried around a dummy. Even the nerds were like,

"Dude, you can't sit with us."


Jeff Dunham:
I'm not kidding, the short' school bus started picking me up simply 'cause the driver

figured he was supposed to. After I graduated

from college, I moved out to Los Angeles, got married, had three girls, and because it was part of our everyday lives, I guess my girls thought that what I did for a living was not unusual. One day when my youngest daughter

was playing at a friend's house, she turned to the other kid and goes, "Where are your daddy's dolls?"

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Jeff Dunham

Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham (born April 18, 1962) is an American ventriloquist and comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance. He has six specials that run on Comedy Central: Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special, Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos, Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters, and Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map. Dunham also starred in The Jeff Dunham Show, a series on the network in 2009.His style has been described as "a dressed-down, more digestible version of Don Rickles with multiple personality disorder". Describing his characters, Time magazine said, "All of them are politically incorrect, gratuitously insulting and ill tempered." Dunham has been credited with reviving ventriloquism, and doing more to promote the art form than anyone since Edgar Bergen.Dunham has been called "America's favorite comedian" by Slate.com, and according to the concert industry publication Pollstar, he is the top-grossing standup act in North America, and is among the most successful acts in Europe as well. As of November 2009, he has sold over four million DVDs, an additional $7 million in merchandise sales, and received more than 350 million hits on YouTube as of October 2009 (his introduction of Achmed the Dead Terrorist in Spark of Insanity was ranked as the ninth most watched YouTube video at the time). A Very Special Christmas Special was the most-watched telecast in Comedy Central history, with its DVD selling over 400,000 in its first two weeks. Forbes.com ranked Dunham as the third highest-paid comedian in the United States behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, and reported that he was one of the highest-earning comics from June 2008 to June 2009, earning approximately $30 million during that period. Dunham also does occasional acting roles. He achieved the Guinness Book of World Records record for "Most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour" for his Spark of Insanity tour, performing in 386 venues worldwide. more…

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