Nellie Andreeva

JeffDunham4 copyEXCLUSIVE: Jeff Dunham is big business. The comedian known for his signature ventriloquist act has claimed the top comedy tour each of the past three years, according to Billboard. His upcoming U.S. jaunt, the Disorderly Conduct Tour, was sold out on the first day it went on sale, with Dunham set to perform to nearly 400,000 people across the country. He also has taken his brand global, extensively traveling the world for the past six years. Dunham’s latest stand-up special, the horror-themed Minding The Monsters, was released on DVD on October 9 and has reached triple-platinum status. His three Comedy Central specials remain among the network’s five most-watched programs of all time, with the 2008 A Very Special Christmas Special drawing 6.6 million viewers. In films, Dunham will be featured in next year’s Open Road animated release Nut Job. UTA will represent Dunham in all areas. He previously was at CAA. Dunham continues to be managed by Judi Brown-Marmel and Robert Hartmann at Levity Entertainment Group.

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