BATTLE CREEK, MICH. – FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, announced today that Jeff Dunham will be featured in an intimate performance for 2,000 fans at the all-new FireKeepers Casino Hotel Event Center at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 22.
Dunham’s television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history. His DVD sales have reached seven million units. His videos have received a half a billion views on YouTube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.
No wonder Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running.
Dunham has, of course, plenty of help on-stage: his entourage of signature characters who are there to challenge and chastise his every sentence. There’s Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, NASCAR-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist; the almost as dead long-lost son of Achmed, AJ; and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy: Little Jeff. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.
Just as Dunham has maintained full control over the world of characters that he has created and he maintains a highly interactive relationship with his fans via JeffDunham.com and many social networking platforms, including over 6.5 million fans on Facebook.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25 for guests 21 years of age and older. Tickets for this reserved seating event will be available for $70 and $60. Purchases can be made online at FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com or Startickets.com.