If you're politically correct, uptight or simply dislike laughing as much as Jeff Dunham's friend Walter dislikes his wife, then... you probably will not enjoy Dunham's ventriloquism, stand-up comedy show.
However, if your sense of humor is a little bit skewed, you enjoy hearing the opinions of ruthless old (and even dead) puppet men, and you get your kicks from watching a manic purple thing and a jalapeño-on-a-stick have a conversation, then you should have already seen this show... like yesterday!
Certainly not your typical stand-up comedian, Dunham and his slew of sidekicks are stopping at nothing and crossing every line without hesitation for his Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency "Not Playing with a Full Deck."
Even though Dunham has been the only human on the stage since he began his career at the ripe old age of 8, the lifelike company of his puppets has proven to Dunham's worldwide audience that the comedian has actually never been alone. Joining Dunham on stage in his new Las Vegas home are Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut's own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff -- a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.
However, while using puppets to entertain full-grown adults may seem like a joke in itself (Dunham will be the first to tell you that!), besides the fact that Dunham has mastered the art of ventriloquism in order to captivate his audience in seconds, there is one more key factor that makes his puppets, so dang funny -- they are so unexpectedly relatable.
Additionally, Dunham is not above audience involvement. While sitting in the first row may get you picked on by one of the characters, you can be sitting anywhere in the audience to ask Achmed a question. Before the show, every audience member has the chance to submit a question to the dead terrorist so during the performance get ready for some awesome candid hilarity as Dunham proposes a selection of the audience's questions to the sarcastic skeleton. Take it from us: Achmed's responses are certainly worth the few minutes it takes to submit a question... do it!
Having won a multitude of awards including two-time Ventriloquist of the Year and TNN Music City News Country Awards' Comedian of the Year, 2008 top comic in Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Showdown," this famed funnyman has become a household name across America by bringing his troupe of characters to life and leaving his audiences in stitches in the process.
After touring the world for the past 28 years, Dunham has become a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand with television specials and series that have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, DVD sales that have surpassed 7 million units, and videos that have exceeded half a billion views on YouTube. Also with his appearances on various television shows and movies including "Comedy Central Presents," "The Tonight Show," "Ellen," "The Jeff Dunham Show," "30 Rock" and "Dinner for Schmucks," among others, Dunham has accrued such a following worldwide that that even Guinness World Records took notice and recently named Dunham as the world record holder for "Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour" for his "Spark of Insanity" tour which sold 1,981,720 tickets and played 386 venues around the world.
"Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck" has undoubtedly taken a place on Vegas' comedy apex seeing that it is a completely fun, witty and downright hilarious production.