NEW YORK, September 19, 2012 – Worldwide comedy sensation Jeff Dunham will debut his fifth
comedy special just in time for Halloween! “Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters”
premieres on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Filmed at Savannah, Georgia’s
Lucas Theater, Dunham is joined by the whole gang. Fans are in for a treat when
Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalape±o (on a STEEK!), and Achmed the Dead Terrorist
command the stage like never before. Enter the ultimate haunted house where Walter
transforms into something grumpier than he already is, beer-swilling redneck Bubba J
rises from the dead, Peanut becomes his alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night,
and Achmed dresses to kill in an outfit that would terrify even the most terrifying
terrorist. In “Minding the Monsters,” Dunham’s phenomenally successful comedy is
taken to a whole new level that’s so funny it’s scary!
The “Jeff Dunham:
Minding the Monsters” DVD and Blu-ray will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home
Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on October 9. The DVD and Blu-ray
will be packed with special features and extras including: a hilarious collection of
“Monstrous Mistakes,” outtakes from the special’s taping; a behind the scenes look in
which Dunham shows Walter’s transformation into the grumpiest monster ever; a
backstage “Tour of Terror” that reveals the inner workings of the set; a “Minding the
Miniatures” look at how the special’s miniature mansion and graveyard were made; a
behind the scenes “Monster Movie Magic” glimpse into the filming of the trailers; and
a “Frightening Photos” visit to the “Minding the Monsters” photo shoot. Audio
commentary and bleeped and uncensored options are also included to provide family-
friendly viewing for Dunham’s fans of all ages.
Dunham’s four previous
specials, “Arguing with Myself,” “Spark of Insanity,” “A Very Special Christmas Special,” and “Controlled Chaos,” have all been huge ratings
successes on their COMEDY CENTRAL debuts. “Controlled Chaos” was the cable channel’s
highest-rated stand-up special of 2011, and “A Very Special Christmas Special” has
become a holiday tradition, as “Minding the Monsters” is sure to also be in the
future. International sales of the previous DVDs/Blu-rays are rapidly approaching
eight million copies, and clips from the specials have generated more than half-a-
billion worldwide views on YouTube and other online sites.
Rated by concert
industry trade publication Pollstar as the highest-earning stand-up concert comedian
in the world for two consecutive years and in North America for three years running,
Dunham sold over half-a-million tickets in 2011 and is so in-demand by promoters and
his loyal fans that more than 50 shows are already planned for next year. This past
summer he took his Controlled Chaos tour to Australia for his second tour of the
nation and made his live New Zealand debut. Further information on Jeff Dunham is
available at www.jeffdunham.com.
Minding the Monsters” is executive produced by Dunham, Judi Brown-Marmel, Robert
Hartmann, Stephen Kroopnick and Stu Schreiberg. The special is directed by Manny
Rodriguez for Levity Productions.
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