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One of the funniest things I have ever watched

January 11, 2011 - Pam Rodgers
I love to laugh. It feels great to get a good chuckle on; it puts me in a really good mood. Stand-up comedians are the best. I watch people like Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engval, Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy, etc. The best things I’ve seen in a while is the comedy of Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquism act.

I’ve watched his “Arguing with Myself” and “Spark of Insanity” Comedy Central specials multiple times, and I laugh just as hard each time. I “introduced him” to the rest of my family, and now I can’t get them to stop watching it either. I am now going so far as to quote him in real life, just as much as I quote Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory (which is a lot).

Dunham is very good at what he does. He can throw his voice perfectly and can even have two puppets going at once. You can’t see any lip movement, and believe me, I’ve looked. My two favorite puppets are Walter and Peanut. Walter is a old codger that’s mad all the time. He says the funniest things. The best part is the puppet's facial expressions Dunham is able to control. It makes it that much more funny.

Peanut is a wild and crazy character. He makes fun of Jeff and has great changes in vocal emphasis to make things hilarious. While I know it’s just one guy, it’s great to see the back and forth he comes up with between him and the puppets. You forget that it's a puppet and really buy into the dialog Dunham creates.

It’s hard for me to explain, so you’ll just have to watch and judge for yourself. I have included a link ( so you can check it out on YouTube. There can be some adult language in some parts of this, just warning you now.


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Jeff Dunham with his puppets: Peanut, left, and Walter, right.


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