Jeff Dunham

Columbia Bank Concert Series

Thursday, September 18

Doors open at 6:30pm
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Reserved Concert Seating - $40 - $75
Concert tickets include Washington State Fair gate admission, a $12.50 value. Tickets required for children 2 years of age and older.

Pre-Show Dinner Party - $55 (does not include concert or Fair gate admission)
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About the Artist

Time Magazine has proclaimed Jeff Dunham “the most popular comedian in the United States. If that accolade isn’t enough, Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.
Dunham’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight. It was his parents who gave their son a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy and an accompanying instructional record album. 
By the time he was ten, Jeff was performing anywhere he could find an audience.  After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit.  Multiple performances on just about every stand-up comedy show known to man followed, as well as frequent guest appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. 
In 2006, Jeff’s self-produced Arguing With Myself, his first one-hour prime time special, premiered on Comedy Central.  The audience reaction was explosive.  Almost immediately, fans were posting clips across the Web, views rocketed into the tens of millions, and Jeff Dunham became a comedy phenomenon, reviving a lost art with new levels of comedy and a contemporary voice. 
In 2007, Dunham’s self-produced Spark of Insanity, his second Comedy Central special, again premiered to record ratings and million plus DVD sales.  Amazon’s consumers rated Spark the best DVD of the year.  In 2008, his third television event, A Very Special Christmas Special, premiered with 6.6 million viewers to become the cable channel’s most-watched program ever. 
Jeff’s most recent stand-up special, Controlled Chaos, made an unprecedented multi-territory broadcast and DVD release in a dozen countries upon its U.S. bow on Comedy Central on September 25, 2011. Over 5.5 million people tuned in to watch the special on Comedy Central, making it the third most watched program in the channel’s history, and over 100,000 DVDs were sold within the first week.
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. There is universal appeal to Dunham’s relationship with his characters that transcends any small gaps in language translation.
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.

Columbia Bank Concert Series

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