• COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment Will Release
    the "Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters" Extended and Uncensored DVD on October 9
    "Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters" Available on October 9 in HD on iTunes,
    Zune Video Marketplace on Xbox, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu

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 JalapeĀ±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

“Jeff Dunham:

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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