Dunham has no equal, but....
Dunham has to be one of the funniest comedians working today, and note
I didn't specify just as a ventriloquist. Having said that, I have to
pause for a moment to reflect on something: Achmed the Dead Terrorist
is hysterical, and it's probably better to laugh at your enemy than
fear him, but I think Dunham pushes the envelope a little too far with
this character. Ditto Jose Jalapeno. I am amazed Mexicans haven't risen
up in revolt, except they have no voice yet in America. Jose reminds me
of Bill Dana's Jose Jimenez character or for that matter, the Taco Bell
dog. Or even Speedy Gonzalez and his siesta-loving buddies. So maybe
Dnham is the equivalent of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog or Lisa
Lampanelli, both of whom also push the envelope to the point of
discomfort -- even while they have me bending over in spasms of
laughter. But it's easy for me, a white, English-speaking, Christian
male, to laugh at what in truth is thinly veiled racial humor. Imagine
Achmed as a Jewish moneylender or Jose as an Italian organ grinder. Not
so funny now, huh? Characters like Walter and Bubba, on th other hand,
are right out of the Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy days, although I
don't think I ever heard Bergen's puppets get that rude. Peanut is
another matter entirely. One way or the other, I believe Dunham is a
truly gifted performer even if his humor does get pretty vexsome. The
guy is pulling in $30 million a year, so he must be doing something
right. Someone here has suggested characters like Achmed and Jose
Jalapeno are simply playing on American ignorance, which is exactly
what Borat does. But I'm not so sure this is true in Dunham's case..
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excellent can watch it again and again.
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awesome movie .
good movie .
jeff dunham is so funny he rules.
excellent movie got to watch it.
got to watch navy seals excellent .
Stand-up comedian and superb ventriloquist and his box full of friends.
This is the 2nd DVD of Dunham's shows, and I wish we could rate higher
than a 10, since the 1st one is a 10 and this DVD is even better. We
chanced upon these from a DVD rental service where you can watch some
movies for free, and have never laughed so hard or for so long. There
are a variety of characters, and the audience is able to relate to at
least one of Dunham's "friends." Dunham first comes out doing a
stand-up routine, which of course each character manages to work into
their routine when they are brought out later. You get the sense that
these are not puppets but actual beings. Want even more laughs, head to
youtube and check out the bloopers..