Dunham, renowned for his larger-than-life personality and incredible ventriloquist abilities, has garnered a massive fan base over his 18-year career, playing live shows to over 7,250,000 people and performing in more than 20 countries. While he typically performs in arenas and stadiums to capacity crowds, his upcoming performance at FireKeepers provides a rare opportunity to see him up close in the 2,100 seat Event Center.
With sold-out global concert tours, ratings-shattering broadcast specials, a best-selling autobiography, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Guinness Book of World Records title set for good measure, ventriloquist Dunham is a comedy superstar and one of the world’s most inventive entertainers.
Dunham has 11 record-breaking comedy specials to his credit – two were Comedy Central’s most viewed specials of their respective years (Minding the Monsters, 2012; Controlled Chaos, 2011), and his Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special, 2008; remains the network’s highest rated program of all time. His NBC primetime special, Unhinged, ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4, rebroadcast six weeks later on Comedy Central to become its top rated special of 2016. And now, Dunham’s latest Comedy Central special, “Me the People,” continues this unprecedented Jeff Dunham trend. Amassing 2.8 million viewers on its debut, delivering the best performance in its time-period since Dunham’s 2020 special debut, “Me the People” is cable’s most watched comedy special of 2022 and has forthcoming air dates on Comedy Central on December 21 and Christmas Day.
“Jeff’s creativity and enthusiasm is endless and it’s like seeing a whole group of comics when he and his friends begin to entertain,” stated Jim Wise, Vice President of Marketing and Sports/Online Gaming at FireKeepers. “There simply aren’t any performers who deliver creativity in the way Jeff does.”
As a way of giving back while on tour, Dunham and his wife Audrey created the Jeff Dunham Family Fund, and through their organization, a portion of every ticket sold is given to various charities and charitable organizations.