Jeff Dunham and Achmed are frequent collaborators on stage. He has also performed stand-up specials on Comedy Central, NBC and Netflix. His witty stand-up routines have won him critical acclaim. Achmed has been compared to Frankenstein’s monster.
Achmed is a parody of Frankenstein’s monster
Achmed is a skeletal corpse of a failed suicide bomber who has become the object of parody in Lena Dunham’s series “Spark of Insanity.” In her novels, she uses the character to poke fun at the current world of terrorism. Achmed has a memorable catchphrase, “Silence! I keel you!” In one episode, Achmed responds to Dunham’s question regarding his death, “I’m sorry.” He then explains that he wasn’t very skilled with explosives, but he was good with other things, including sexual prowess.
Victor Frankenstein first created the monster when he created the monster, but threw him away when he first saw him. Later, however, the monster returned to ask for a bride, which Victor destroyed. During this time, the monster killed his best friend and threatened Victor with even more death if he married his cousin Elizabeth. Then, when Victor refused to give in to the monster’s demands, he chased him into the Arctic and was killed. The monster then turns on himself, killing himself.
In addition to its grotesque creature, Achmed also features a spoof of American soldiers and journalists. It even has a fictional Tracking and Pursuit Department. The TPD uses people who can communicate with the dead and spirits to find out information on potential threats. The TPD’s methods are not only questionable, but also frightening.
Jeff Dunham’s social media presence
Jeff Dunham has built a hugely successful entertainment empire over the past 30 years, and his social media presence is no different. The comedian currently has over 10 million Facebook fans and more than two million YouTube subscribers, and his stand-up specials have broken record viewership numbers on television networks like NBC and Netflix. In addition, his stage shows have packed arenas around the world.
Jeff Dunham first appeared on 30 Rock, as ventriloquist Rick Wayne. He has also appeared in a number of YouTube videos and sitcoms. One of Dunham’s telecasts, A Very Special Christmas Special, has become one of Comedy Central’s most-watched shows. Meanwhile, defendant Tony Horn has an active Facebook presence, touting his own ventriloquist dummies. This activity is a blatant infringement of Walter’s IP, and he has engaged in marketing, advertising, offering for sale, and manufacturing ventriloquist dummy figures that are substantially identical to Walter.
Jeff Dunham’s stand-up special Beside Himself is due to premiere on Netflix in September. The event was filmed in front of an audience of 16,000 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The stand-up special features new character Larry, a personal advisor to the president. Dunham will stop in Jacksonville, Florida on March 5, 2020.
His stand-up specials on NBC, Netflix and Comedy Central
During his 30-plus years in the industry, Jeff Dunham has established himself as a top-rated comedy performer. His non-stop touring and innovative performances have earned him a large following and record-breaking ratings on cable and network TV. His stand-up specials, such as 2015’s “Unhinged in Hollywood,” have been viewed over one billion times, making him one of the most popular comedians in the world. Dunham’s Netflix and NBC stand-up specials have been highly rated, with his latest, “Born in Texas,” becoming one of the highest-rated specials of the year.
Dunham was born in Dallas, Texas, on April 18, 1962. He is a renowned stand-up comedian and is often credited with reviving ventriloquism. Dunham has done more to promote the form than any other performer since Edgar Bergen.
In the NBC special “The People Who Watch Comedy,” Dunham’s character, Walter Florida, tells a story about a Vietnam veteran who lost his hair during the performance. The audience isn’t fazed; it’s just a part of the show, but it’s hilarious nonetheless.
In “Arguing with Myself,” Dunham introduces his new manager, Sweet Daddy Dee, in a satirical role. He calls himself “a pimp,” while “Walter” calls him “a ho.” Both men make fun of their own personalities, including their sexual orientation and race car drivers.
Walter Florida and Jeff Dunham have appeared on several TV shows together. In 1990, Dunham was invited to the Tonight Show. He later appeared in the Hertz commercial and on 60 Minutes II. They also appeared in Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, and WB’s Blue Collar TV.
The stand-up specials on Netflix and Comedy Central have sparked a huge following among audiences. Dunham’s humor is a mix of deadpan snark and satire, and many of the viewers have been pleasantly surprised by his work. He’s an excellent emcee.
Jeff Dunham’s stand-up specials have garnered millions of viewers since they debuted on Netflix in 2016. While there are no live performances on the network, his stand-up specials are available on streaming services such as Comedy Central, NBC and Netflix.