Jeff Dunham to Perform Live at FireKeepers Casino Hotel

CREATED May 23, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK– FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan, owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, proudly announced today that Jeff Dunham will be featured in an intimate performance for 2,000 fans at the all-new FireKeepers Casino Hotel Event Center on Monday, Jul. 22, 2013 at 8 p.m.

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 You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.

No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.

Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who 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.

Today, 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.  Dunham’s Spark of Insanity special is the most viewed show ever on Comedy Central Holland and, in the United Kingdom, Controlled Chaos was the best-selling DVD in 2011 by a non-British comedian.  His limited-series commitment, The Jeff Dunham Show, premiered as the highest rated series in Comedy Central history with 5.3 million viewers in its initial airing.

In late 2010, Dunham released his highly anticipated autobiography, “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me,” which immediately landed on the New York Times best-seller list.  Dunham’s personal story is often interrupted by his characters who are quick to dispute Dunham’s recollection of their history together.  At the end of 2011, The Bio Channel’s premiere of Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy became the network’s number one broadcast of all time.

Just as Dunham has maintained full control over the world of characters that he has created and he maintains a highly interactive relationship with his fans via JeffDunham.com and many social networking platforms, including over 6.5 million fans on Facebook.  

Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m. for guests 21 years of age and older.  Tickets for this reserved seating event will be available for $70 and $60.  

Purchases can be made online at FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com or Startickets.com.  To avoid service charges, purchases can be made at the Box Office, located inside FireKeepers Casino Hotel lobby.