The Centre at Casino New Brunswick Announces: An Evening with Jeff Dunham
Ventriloquist and stand-up comedian, Jeff Dunham will take the stage at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton, Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m.
Named “the most popular comedian in the United States,” by Time Magazine, Dunham’s television specials and series have been the highest-rated programming in Comedy Central history. His DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received a half a billion views on YouTube and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.
Dunham has plenty of help on stage. His entourage of signature characters are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist; the almost as dead long-lost son of Achmed, AJ; 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.
Dunham’s global appeal is undeniable. He was named top-grossing live comedy act in the world in 2009 and 2010 by Pollstar, the concert industry trade magazine. He has sold-out stadium-sized shows across three continents, from the United Kingdom to Sydney, Toronto to Copenhagen and a 8,000 seat hockey arena in Helsinki, Finland. Although Dunham doesn’t speak a word of Finnish or Swedish or Norwegian, which are the official languages of some of the countries he has visited, there is universal appeal to Dunham’s relationship with his characters that transcends any small gaps in language translation.
As an entertainer, Dunham has truly impacted popular culture, and his character catchphrases, such as Achmed's "Silence! I Keel You!" and José Jalapeño’s "On A Steek!'", are now part of our lingo, much to the delight of multi-generational audiences worldwide.
Tickets for the Moncton show go on sale this Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the show are $89.99 - $139.99 (plus tax and applicable surcharge) and are available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at casinonb.ca/casino/
Doors open at 7 p.m. This is an all ages show.