Jeff Dunham Books Primetime Special for NBC

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NBC has set an hourlong special with comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham.

“Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood,” which will be taped August 19 at the Dolby Theater to air on Sept. 17, will feature a combination of comedy acts and live musical performances.

Among the stars scheduled to appear are country music’s Brad Paisley, comedian Chris Parnell and MMA fighting champ Chuck Liddell — along with Dunham’s cast of characters, including grumpy old man Walter.

“NBC has been very good to me over the years, and it’s a true honor to have a special on the network,” said Dunham. “Walter said he’s looking forward to performing again in the showbiz/divorce capital of the world.”

The Sept. 17 special will also include behind-the-scenes footage of the August show.

Dunham is repped by LEG, UTA, Morris, Yorn, Barnes and Levine.


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  1. Eugene Blank says:

    Love your show!

  2. I love Walter….. such a meek old curmudgeon… they say Moses was the meekest man in the Holy Bible…. Walter is meek like Moses… meek does not mean weak.

  3. Donnie says:

    its about time JEFF DUNHAM is on a regular TV station for everyone to watch!!
    i for one , will be watching every episode!!!

  4. Rebecca Noel says:

    It is about time we see Jeff on tv. His other tv specials are so old many of us can tell what Walter, Peanut and the others are going to say before they say it, we have seen them so many times! Not to complain, but we want more PEANUT!!

  5. Sheila says:

    Jeff your very talented.

  6. Bryanna says:

    Your my hero Jeff because I wanted to be a ventriloquist like you one day. Now I am I make people happy and smile. When I see your shows when I am sad I always get better and smile. I hope I can see you in real life.

  7. Bill B. says:

    This guy is so talented and funny. This special doesn’t need any other performers.

  8. David Benjamin says:

    Chris Parnell is NOT a comedian..he’s a comedic actor, and an SNL alumni. Variety should know that simple fact by now. Jeez!

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