Jeff Dunham Kills at BJC
Jeff Dunham and his posse of puppets brought the house down on Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center with their Identity Crisis Tour. Deftly mixing classic jokes with new material, Dunham had the crowd roaring throughout the entire show. His cast of puppets created a wide variety of jokes ranging from redneck jokes, to a bit about Angelina Jolie’s breasts, to Asian jokes.
Featuring an almost certainly unscripted section with Dunham’s opening act Guitar Guy, the show slowed down a bit, but Dunham was able to incorporate that into later parts of his show, with great success. Dunham stated during his encore, after discovering that the audience knew all of the punchlines to his jokes with Bubba J., that the show was “one of the weirder shows we’ve ever done.” Weird in a good way.
Dunham’s style has been criticized for being too politically incorrect, but still had the BJC filled and the crowd in hysterics. Dunham appears to enjoy performing here and the BJC seems to like having him. So I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes another appearance here in the upcoming years. My recommendation: If he comes back, go see it, you won’t be disappointed.
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3 Responses to “Jeff Dunham Kills at BJC”
“Dunham’s style has been criticized for being too politically incorrect”
Some may say this, but this isn’t why I dislike Dunham. It’s not that he’s too politically incorrect, it’s that he doesn’t do anything with his political incorrectness. I’ve seen some of his comedy specials on Comedy Central, and his material basically boils down to “harharhar look at all the funny stereotypes about Mexicans/Terrorists/Asians/etc,” except with puppets (also, what’s with people saying he’s a good ventriloquist? I can see his mouth move!).
From what I’ve seen, Dunham’s act is more like Carlos Mencia than Dave Chappelle. He’s still better than Mencia, though, in my humble opinion. Anyways, glad you at least enjoyed the show and weren’t dismayed by curmudgeons like myself. And hey, you got the title of this post right. Dunham sure did kill at the BJC. Killed comedy, that is! Am I right?
Maybe I’ll just stick to commenting.
Someone once told me the beautiful thing about comedy is that it’s an art, and art is subjective. One person can love someone’s comedy, while the other hates it, and both can be right.
You’re both right, but I’m with Evan on this one.
I went last fall. He was awful then, I doubt he was much better this time.
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