Jeff Dunham to tour SA

2010-04-09 15:08
Johannesburg - Jeff Dunham, the voice behind the character catchphrases such as Achmed the Dead Terrorist’s "Silence! I Keel You!" and José Jalapeño’s "On A Steek!” will be performing at Sun City, Carnival City and Grandwest Cape Town in September.

Named by Forbes in its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers, Dunham’s comedy reputation has spread across the globe as he continues to sell out arenas worldwide, topping DVD sales charts and breaking international rating records.

"South African comedy fans are in for an absolute treat during the Jeff Dunham tour. He is not only one of the world’s most popular, funny and unique entertainers, he is also the kind of act that appeals to an unusually wide audience base. We are very proud to be bringing Jeff and his many 'co-stars' to these shores", says Sam Hendrikse, CEO of promoters Hunta Live.

One of his characters’ video clips, Achmed the Dead Terrorist,  has been viewed well over 100 million times online and his popularity in South Africa is evident from his DVD sales with “Spark of Insanity,” #5 on the South African DVD charts — scoring against all DVD releases including best-selling movies. 
Dunham feels it is his mission to not just entertain but touch people's lives. "As a stand-up comic, it is my job to make the majority of people laugh, and I truly believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech and that laughter can heal many wounds," he says.

Tickets are now on sale to the public via Computicket.

Jeff Dunham Tour Dates for South Africa:

Sun City, SuperBowl:
18 September @ 8pm

Johannesburg: Carnival City, Big Top Arena:
23 September @ 8pm

Cape Town: GrandWest, Grand Arena:
24 September @ 8pm