All by My Selves

All by My Selves

Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

Book - 2010
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"The most popular standup comic in the US." -Time

His YouTube videos have been viewed more than 400 million times by fans all over the world. He has played to sold-out venues across North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia. He has sold more than six million DVDs, Forbes has ranked him in their Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers for two years running, and he has been the top touring comedian in the United States for the last two years. Whether he's breathing life into an old curmudgeon, an over- caffeinated purple maniac, or a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the funniest partners in show business.

All by My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long and winding rode to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Jeff shares all the major moments in his journey. From the toy dummy he spotted at a toy store when he was 8 years old to playing to arenas filled with screaming fans, Jeff takes readers behind the curtain to explain how he turned an old fashioned art form into something truly modern and hip. Best of all, Jeff's story is accompanied by asides and interruptions from his characters-who share all the hilarious details Jeff himself is too embarrassed to include.

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Baker & Taylor
The comedian best known for his Comedy Central "Very Special Christmas Special" shares the story of his career from his efforts to revitalize the art of ventriloquism and the inspirations for his characters to the realities of life on the road and his experiences as a family man.

Blackwell Publishing
His YouTube videos have been viewed more than 400 million times by fans all over the world. He has played to sold-out venues across North America, Europe, and Australia. He has sold more than six million DVDs. Forbes has ranked him in their Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers for two years running. No, this isn't the world's biggest rock star. This is Jeff Dunham and his trunk full of dummies.

All By My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long, winding road to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Jeff Dunham shares for his legion of fans how he took what many considered an outdated art form and made it cool again.

An old curmudgeon who says whatever pops into his mind---because he just doesn't care what you think. From top-ranking corporate executives to politicians and celebrities, WALTER has told them all to "Shut the hell up!" And guess what? They keep coming back for more.

When Jeff Dunham introduced this goggle-eyed skeleton, he set the world on fire....Actually, ACHMED set himself on fire, then he accidentally blew himself up, and in no time, he became the world's only beloved dead terrorist.

He's high on life...or maybe it's Starbucks. A self-described "comic genius," PEANUT is an endearing and lovable screwball. He's also wacky and unrelenting, whimsical, manic, frenzied, and fast, and he prides himself on stealing every show.

He's the oldest character in Dunham's lineup....JOSE is simply a talking jalapeno...ON A STEEK!

A NASCAR-loving, beer-guzzling, white trash good ol' boy from the "tornado alley" of the South, BUBBA J. is currently between jobs, and if all goes well, he'll stay that way.

A fast-talking P.I.M.P., or "Playah In Management Position," SWEET DADDY DEE claims to be Jeff Dunham's manager and is always trying to teach his client to be a little more "street" and a little more "phat," It's hopeless.

The nation's only superhero with the incredible power to avoid confrantation! As for his other amazing powers, MELVIN says he can stop a speeding bullet...once

Baker
& Taylor

The comedian best known for his Comedy Central Very Special Christmas Special shares the story of his career from his efforts to revitalize the ventriloquist art form and the inspirations for his characters to the realities of life on the road and his experiences as a family man.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2010
ISBN: 9780525951414
0525951415
Branch Call Number: Biography D921d
Characteristics: xi, 356 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm

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