In 1962, Jeff was born in Dallas, Texas. At the age of seven, he got a Mortimer Snerd doll and began practicing ventriloquism. He taught himself how to throw his voice by studying books and eventually created puppets like José Jalapeño, a pepper on a stick. As he grew, the stand-up comedian starred in the Broadway show Sugar Babies and performed in local clubs. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career. A few years later, the entertainer guest starred on The Tonight Show and got to sit on the couch next to Johnny Carson. Audiences love José, Walter, and Peanut.
As he developed his repertoire, Dunham began appearing on shows like Ellen. His new "manager," Sweet Daddy Dee, appeared in Arguing with Myself, a 2006 presentation. Featuring the hapless Dead Terrorist, "Spark of Insanity" debuted the following year. In 2008, the group got into the holiday spirit on "Very Special Christmas Special". Dunham is the straight man, but his puppet costars are also famous personalities. After Achmed sang "Jingle Bombs," the parody song became a YouTube sensation, and ratings soared. When it comes to sarcastic humor, Dunham is as popular as David Sedaris, Jeff Foxworthy, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Assisted by a hyper Woozle from Micronesia, Melvin the Superhero Guy, and other sidekicks, Jeff Dunham specializes in politically incorrect comedy routines that make fun of everyone, and he keeps busy on and off the stage. A puppet master like Edgar Bergen and Senor Wences, Jeff is one of the most successful touring comedians. The comic also starred in his own Comedy Central television series, The Jeff Dunham Show. Filmed in California, the season began on October 22, 2009, and included a live audience. And now, you can see the famous ventriloquist perform on his international tour.