• Demetri Martin, Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham part of Comedy Central’s new Fall lineup

    Comedy Central has announced their plans for the Fall season, including the premiere dates for their new and returning shows, some new stand-up specials and other exciting events. Let’s take a look. Kicking off the Fall season on Sept. 25 at 10 pm ET is the return of Tosh.0, followed by the series premiere of Tosh’s new animated series Brickleberry at 10:30. It should be an interesting hour – the

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    Jeff Dunham engaged to fitness model

    Comedian and hugely successful ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is set to marry his girlfriend of two years, fitness model Audrey Murdick. He announced the news last night onstage in Columbus, OH at the Nationwide Arena, telling his fans he popped the question to Murdick on Christmas Day. Dunham, 49, then reconfirmed his intentions today on Twitter, excitedly writing about his 31-year-old bride to be: “Hey everyone! On Christmas Day, @AudreyMurdick &

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    Watch a preview from Jeff Dunham’s “Controlled Chaos” featuring “Achmed”

    Jeff Dunham is returning with a brand-spanking new hour-long special on Comedy Central on Sept. 25 at 9 pm ET. It’s called Controlled Chaos and we have this newly-released clip right here. It features Dunham and his most controversial and most popular puppet, Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Check it out and let us know what you think. Will you be tuning in?

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    New Carlos Mencia, Craig Ferguson, Jeff Dunham specials will hit Comedy Central this Fall

    Comedy Central will premiere new hour-long specials this Fall from veteran comedians Carlos Mencia, Pablo Francisco, Craig Ferguson, Weird Al Yankovic and Jeff Dunham– as well as up-and-comers T.J. Miller and Donald Glover, the network announced today. Comedy Central also confirmed series premiere dates for returning shows, including Tosh.0 (Tues, Sept. 20, 10 pm EST), Workaholics (Tues, Sept. 20 at 10:30 pm EST), South Park (Oct. 5, 10 pm EST)

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    Jeff Dunham returns with “Controlled Chaos” and he’s got a video teaser to prove it

    Love him or hate him, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will return to Comedy Central on Sept. 25 with a brand new hour special, Controlled Chaos. And although the below teaser doesn’t give us too much in the way of, um, teases, it does have some pretty sweet graphics.

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    Jeff Dunham biography out Nov. 2; listen to Jeff read some excerpts

    Jeff Dunham will boost his dominance of the comedy world on Nov. 2 as his biography All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me is unleashed on the public. The book tells about Dunham’s one-time hobby of ventriloquism, which became the trade he’s used to become one of the top-grossing comedians of all time. So, to prep you for the hardcover release, we wanted to share with you a

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    Jeff Dunham, Dane Cook, Chelsea Handler top Forbes list of highest paid comedians

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    If you’re like me, you’ve probably never associated Forbes with stand-up comedy, but in a recent article, the online source of all things business has published a list of the top-earning stand-up comics in the past year (June 2009-June 2010). Collectively, the bunch made a whopping $165 million; here’s the breakdown: 1. Jeff Dunham, $22.5 million 2. Dane Cook, $21 million 3. Terry Fator,

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    Jeff Dunham iPhone app released on iTunes

    With one of the biggest followings of any comedian world-wide, fans can’t seem to get enough of Jeff Dunham. From his stand-up tours to his television appearances, there’s certainly no shortage of ways to access Dunham’s ventriloquism. Now, there’s one more; the Jeff Dunham iPhone app is now available on iTunes for a cool $1.99. Now you can watch Dunham videos, find out where he’s performing, and of course, hear

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    Jeff Dunham to host CMT Awards special

    Comedian Jeff Dunham is slated to host the CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special, airing June 5th at 2 pm EST. That’s Country Music Television, city slickers. The hour-long special – not to be confused with the actual CMT awards (hosted by Kid Rock on June 9) — will features the 10 country videos nominated for the Video of the Year award; fans can vote online at cmt.com

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    Trailer fun: Zach Galifianakis, Jeff Dunham, Kristen Schaal in Dinner for Schmucks

    Is there anything better than a comedy with an all-star cast? Yeah. But here’s one that looks cool. With Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Schaal and an unlikely cast Jeff Dunham, the upcoming Dinner For Schmucks has one of the most well-rounded comedy ensembles in recent memory. It was directed by Jay Roach of Meet The Parents fame. I watched the trailer twice and still don’t understand the

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    Jeff Dunham named highest grossing comedian on tour in 2009

    Pollstar magazine has just named comedian/ventrioloquist Jeff Dunham as the top grossing touring comedian of 2009 in its recent Top Tours ranking. His ticket sales added up to a whopping $34.6 million, more than doubling the numbers that gave him the same top ranking in 2008. Dunham also laid it down internationally, with a massively successful tour through Europe and Australia. Dunham’s 2008 Comedy Central special A Very Special Christmas

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    Comedy Central will not renew the Jeff Dunham Show

    Despite epically huge ratings and wave after wave of positive press and publicity, Comedy Central announced that it would not be renewing The Jeff Dunham Show, much to the chagrin of the show’s die-hard fans and Dunham’s rabid followers. This announcement presents something of an interesting juxtaposition, as Dunham – in addition to gaining widespread support and fandom – has also garnered, along with tons of positive reviews, a fair

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    Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

    If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the behind-the-scenes players of the industry, the folks who are integral in helping those stand-up comedians reach a wider audience. To that end,

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    Jeff Dunham hits Forbes Power 100 list

    For maybe the first time ever, a puppet has reached Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Well, a puppet master, to be precise. As America’s top-ranking force in the world of ventriloquist-based comedy, Jeff Dunham’s considerable influence as an entertainer is beginning to hold sway with the folks in the business world, earning the venerable comedian a slot on Forbes Power 100 list as number 84 list and a featured an article

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Jeff Dunham

    In an exciting new installment of A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian and mega-popular ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. Walter, his go-to wooden friend also joins in. Is Dunham more damaged than regular comics? What drew him into playing with puppets? What’s up Walter’s ass– besides Dunham’s hand? All these questions and more will be answered. As always, A Tight Five is recorded at Comix in

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