Jeff Dunham coming to PREMIER Center April 23, 2016


Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his zany cast of characters, including Walter the grumpy retiree, red-neck Bubba J, and the bumbling dead terrorist Achmed, to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Saturday, April 23rd at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $48.50 and go on sale Monday, November 2 at the KELOLAND Box Office,, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Time Magazine wrote that Jeff Dunham is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.

His Comedy Central television specials, including last month’s “Unhinge in Hollywood,” and his TV series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history.

His DVD sales have reached seven million units, while his videos have received almost a billion views on You Tube.

Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand. He has, of course, had plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. In addition to Walter, Bubba J, and Achmed, there’s the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy: Little Jeff.   They may have all been conceived and hand-crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.